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DJ Frantic of Clever Monkeys Dies in Car Wreck

4 Feb

DJ Frantic

photo by Bryan Daniels – Express Yourself Imaging

Long-time Dallas DJ Fran Erck, who spun as DJ Frantic and was one-half of the Clever Monkeys collective, has passed away in an auto accident over the weekend. This guy was a tremendous talent and he will be sorely missed by the community. Condolences to his family. Here is a link to the NBC 5 story. Following is a re-post from his Clever Monkeys mate Big J:

A post for those who aren’t aware of the tragic death of my beloved friend, brother and the other half of the CLEVER MONKEYS, DJ Frantic whose real name is Fran Erck. God called him home on Saturday morning. He will be deeply missed and long remembered. I am numb and trying to be strong, however very difficult because I loved Frantic. A true friend and brother. He will always be remembered not just for his talent on the turntables but also for his humbleness, personality and spirit. Please take the time to post comments on his Myspace page. He loved everyone of his friends on Myspace and took comments seriously and was so proud of them. My prayers go out to his wife Stacy, his parents, Sister, relatives and thousands of friends and admirers. The funeral arrangments are for Wednesday, February 6, 2008.

Go to YouTube.com for all videos – “Dj Frantic”

videos also after the jump. Continue reading

DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist on “The Hard Sell Tour” — Two Thumbs Up

20 Jan

DJ Shadow

Full tour schedule after the jump.  Continue reading

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