The group popularised electro-swing...

The Correspondents co-founder DJ Chucks has died.

The duo helped popularise electro-swing in this country, becoming firm festival favourites in the process.

Although never a connoisseur's choice, electro-swing was a colossal festival sound between 2012 and 2014, entertaining hundreds of thousands across Europe and beyond.

Writing, recording, and touring across the globe, London duo The Correspondents spearheaded the sound in this country.

Sadly, co-founder Chucks died suddenly across the weekend, news confirmed on the group's social media pages.

Mr Bruce saluted a musician he "loved like a brother", writing: "We are all in total shock."

"He was a brilliant, complicated man who never fully appreciated the extent of his own talent. He’s the reason I bounced around like a lunatic for 13 years. And in a funny kind of way he’s the reason the band lasted so long as he always chose integrity over hype, he was a facts not fads kinda guy."

He added: "I will miss his wit and cynicism. Him trying to explain neuroscience to me. I guess I will even miss having to sit through hours of cricket commentary on long car journeys to festivals."

I’m devastated to inform you all that my band mate Tim Cole (aka Chucks) unexpectedly died last Sunday. We are all in...

Posted by The Correspondents on Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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