Legendary house producer Mighty Mouse has died

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Simon Dunmore, the former owner and label head of Defected Records paid tribute to Ward, with a post on Twitter that said: “Sending love & condolences to Matthew’s family & friends. RIP Mighty Mouse.”

Fellow DJ and producer Friend Within described Mighty Mouse in a post as “an amazing musical talent”.

Singer Rowetta posted: “Such sad, sad news. Another huge loss. RIP.”

Having been active as a musician since the 2000s, his 2019 track ‘The Spirit’ was previously named as the “Hottest Record In The World” on BBC Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac’s show. He was a regular at Defected’s popular events series Glitterbox.

Another of his songs ‘Midnight Mouse (Revised)’ – an edit of ABBA’s ‘Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!’ – became a cult classic after French DJ Folamour played it during his set for Boiler Room at FLY Open Air Festival in 2019.

Ward was active DJing and producing up until his death, sharing a remix of Ridney & Inaya Day’s song ‘Like You’ earlier this month. He wrote on Instagram about the release: “I got a new remix out (on all platforms). Loads of ace support and it goes down really well in the club.”

He also had upcoming gigs scheduled in Newcastle’s The Lofts venue, London’s XOYO and Nitsa in Barcelona.

Isaac Muk is Mixmag’s Digital Intern, follow him on Twitter

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Written by: Tim Hopkins

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