RIP Shizuo

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Shizuo (aka David Hammer), part of the original Digital Hardcore posse, has passed away from unknown causes, (Foxy Digitalis state that the likely cause of death is an overdose). Berlin-born Hammer started out in the early 90s as an engineer for Atari Teenage Riot, and released a solo album under the name Shizuo in 1997: Shizuo vs. Shizor on the Beastie Boys’s Grand Royal label. Little else emerged until a self released four track 7” in 2000. Reports suggest that Shizuo was most recently seen playing guitar in Berlin-based band The Nothings. The Facebook post announcing his death can be found here.

Can't believe it.

I remember flying all the way from the U.S.A to Bristol UK to attend one of the Toxic Dancehall nights and speaking with Toby Reynolds AKA DJScud.

I smoked way to much ganja that night and approached Toby with only one question where in the hell was Shizuo?

His reply was that he didn't know but that he was grateful for tapping into his talent for David's Ambush Records release "Give Up".

He will forever be missed and his talents for mashing it up be forever etched into the hearts of all the Breakcore Massive!

R.I.P

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