Reports are coming in that legendary producer and DJ Roberto Concina, also known as Robert Miles, has passed away at the age of 47 in Ibiza.
Robert Miles Cause of Death
His death is being reported as a result of an undisclosed disease he was suffering from.
Miles helped pioneer dream trance into the mainstream through his release of “Children” (1995), which ended up selling more than 5 million copies and spent thirteen consecutive weeks at the Euro Top 100 chart number 1 spot. The single also topped the charts in 12 different countries and earned Miles the Brit Award for best international breakthrough act in 1997.
— AMMG Sports (@AMMGSports) May 9, 2017
I don’t really do these type of tweets often but wow, RIP Robert Miles, Children was, is and always will be a true Masterpiece. you legend!
— 7 Skies (@7Skies) May 9, 2017
RIP Robert Miles, Children is a favorite of ours. Will always be remembered.
— Binary Finary (@binaryfinary) May 9, 2017
Miles’ friend and colleague, Joe T Vannelli, said the following: “The tragic news of the death of a very talented artist of our time, makes me incredulous and upset. With him also it is a part of my life as an artist manufacturer. I will miss the fights, brawls, criticism, judgments but especially your talent in finding sounds and melodies unparalleled.”
Miles was born to Italian immigrants in Switzerland before the family moved to Italy. As a child, Miles excelled at piano. As he grew up, he began working as a DJ in Italian clubs and private radio networks.
His big break came in 1995 when he dream trans piano song “Children” sold 350,000 copies in two weeks. In 1996, Miles dropped his debut album Dreamland, which earned platinum and gold honors and helped birth the progressive sound genre.
Overall, Miles released five official albums: Dreamland (1996), 23am (1997), Organik (2001), Miles_Gurtu (2004) and Th1rt3en (2011). In recent years, Miles launched a Balearic radio station called Open Lab, which played experimental music.