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Robert Miles, DJ behind the 1990s classic Children, has died aged 47

The producer was born Robert Concina.

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ROBERT MILES, THE music producer behind one of the most iconic dance tracks of the 1990s, has died aged 47.

The death of the Italian was first reported by DJ Mag Italia which said that he died from a previously unreported illness.

“The tragic news of the death of a very talented artist of our time, makes me incredulous and upset,” his friend Joe T Vannelli is quoted as saying, according to Mixmag.

“I will miss the fights, brawls, criticism, judgements but especially your talent in finding sounds and melodies unparalleled.”

Miles was born Robert Concina in 1969 and took on his stage name when he began his DJ career.

The undoubted pinnacle of that career was his 1995 release of the song Children. A dreamy instrumental high-tempo track that is among the most influential trance tracks of the period.

The song reached number one all across Europe, peaking at number 2 in both Ireland and the UK and almost reaching the top 20 in the US.

In the years since it has been a staple at dance events across the globe.

DJs have already been paying tribute to Miles since the announcement of his death.

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