Jonty Skrufff pioneering dance music journalist and DJ died

Skrufff (real name Jonathan Adderley) had been battling cancer, keeping the illness a secret until days before his death on Friday March 6 so that people wouldn’t treat him any differently. “He slipped away peacefully and painlessly in his sleep [at Charité hospital in Berlin], held by me sleeping curled up next to him,” his wife Fidelity said.

Widely loved and admired for his gentle, energising persona and distinct punk style, Jonty was extremely giving with his time and energy, helping everyone and anyone he could. Due to his kind and generous nature he had a global network of friends and acquaintances, bringing joy to countless people around the world.

He was a prolific conference attendee, curating, speaking and interviewing at numerous events around the world, including ADE, where he was a regular face on panels and in the streets of Amsterdam. He lived in Berlin, becoming a resident at Sisyphos in 2012, applying his knowledge and flair for electronic music to the DJ craft utilising four decks to create mesmerising, layered sets that would enchant the dance floor.


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