Legendary Trance producer Robert Miles has passed away aged 47. 

The Swiss/Italian DJ born Robert Concina, was known for his trance hit "Children" which topped the charts in 12 countries back in 1995. It also reached number two in the UK in 1996. Alongside this he won a Brit Award for best international breakthrough act in 1997.

The news was broken by producer and long time friend Joe T Vannelli, who said: "The tragic news of the death of a very talented artist of our time makes me incredulous and upset.

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

After finding mainstream success with Children, he had two further UK top 10 singles - Fable and One & One - and went on to release five albums. Miles also launched a Balearic radio station called Open Lab, which played experimental music.

It is believed that Miles passed away from an unreported illness

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