Sad news this morning, Robert Miles — the producer behind inconic 90s trance track ‘Children’ — has passed away at the age of 47 after a short illness.
Robert Concina shot to fame in the 90s with his breakout trance song ‘Children’ which stormed the top of the charts across the world and was instrumental in the rise of trance music in the UK during the late 90s.
The new was broken by his long-time friend Joe T Vannelli, who wrote on Instagram: “The tragic news of the death of a very talented artist of our time makes me incredulous and upset.
“I will miss the fights, brawls, criticism, judgements but especially your talent in finding sounds and unparalleled melodies.”
Miles was born Roberto Concina in Switzerland on 3 November 1969 to Italian parents.
After finding mainstream success with ‘Children’, he had two further UK top 10 singles — ‘Fable’ and ‘One & One’ — and went on to release five studio albums during his illustrious career.
He also launched a Balearic radio station called Open Lab, which played experimental music.
The dance music world — including Pete Tong, Boy George and Armin Van Buuren — have all paid tribute to the iconic producer.
Our thoughts are with this his friends of family.
Sad to hear Robert Miles passing r.i.p thanks for the music 🙏#deconstruction#classichouse pic.twitter.com/f7xsvLTBF6
— Pete Tong mbe (@petetong) May 10, 2017
R.I.P Robert Miles. Very sad news! https://t.co/AU3knJDeDV
— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) May 10, 2017
Really in shock to hear the news of the passing of Robert Miles… R.I.P.
— Armin van Buuren (@arminvanbuuren) May 10, 2017