One of Australia’s best-known DJs, Adrian Thomas - aka DJ Ajax - has died in Melbourne after being hit by a truck.
Thomas, 41, had performed on tours for Daft Punk, Canadian electronic duo MSTRKRFT, Scottish electronic musician Mylo and Italian outfit The Bloody Beetroots.
Victoria Police confirmed that a pedestrian died after being hit by a truck in Parkville just before 1am (AEDT) on February 28.
“It is believed the man ran in front of the northbound truck on College Crescent. He died at the scene,” a police spokeswoman told AAP.
Thomas had been a resident DJ at Melbourne’s Chinese Laundry for the past seven years.
In the early hours of Friday morning the Chinese Laundry posted a message on Twitter: “Absolutely heart-breaking news about one of our long-time former resident DJs Ajax.
“Ajax was resident at Chinese Laundry for over seven years and was a great friend to everyone here and an amazing DJ that was always a crowd favourite.
“You will be sorely missed by everyone who knew you and everyone at Chinese Laundry.”
DJ Ajax was a founding member of the production collective Bang Gang who were signed to Modular Recordings.
He also founded Sweat It Out Records featuring Yolanda Be Cool and Oh Snap.He has remixed Midnight Juggernauts’s Shadows, Gerling’s Good Timing and Princess Superstar vs Da Fresh’s Perfect Disco.
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