Detroit house legend Mike Huckaby has died.
Last month, Delano Smith launched a GoFundMe to help Huckaby overcome an unnamed medical setback. It’s unclear if his death was due to related complications—we’ll update this piece with more information as it’s available. Longtime Detroit promoter Adriel Thornton spoke on behalf of Huckaby’s family on Twitter.
Huckaby was a widely respected and impactful player in Detroit’s electronic music landscape, known for his distinct, deep and soulful house music and impeccable selections. From the mid-90s onwards, he toured extensively around the world, and released EPs and tracks on labels including Harmonie Park, Cross Section Records and his own Deep Transportation and S Y N T H. He was also a longtime manager and buyer at Detroit store Record Time.
No cause of death has been confirmed yet.
According to sources, the tastemaker, educator, and sound designer has sadly passed this Friday 24th. Mike Huckaby did much for Detroit’s electronic music scene. The man behind the once legendary Record Time store amassed an encyclopedic knowledge of music could see beyond the hype and divisions within the scene.