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Jam and Spoon DJ dies at age 39
Jam and Spoon
Spoon (left) helped discover new talent in Frankfurt
DJ and producer Mark Spoon, half of dance music duo Jam and Spoon, has died aged 39.

The influential German DJ was found dead in his Berlin apartment after a suspected heart attack.

He formed Jam and Spoon with Jam El Mar, having a 1995 hit with Right in the Night (Fall in Love With Music).

They remixed songs by artists including Pet Shop Boys and Moby. As a promoter Spoon, real name Markus Loffel, discovered Europop star Dr Alban.

Transatlantic hit

Spoon began his career as a record label manager and nightclub owner, helping to discover new talent in Frankfurt.

Jam and Spoon's debut album Tripomatic Fairytales became a transatlantic hit in 1993.

From 1995 the pair recorded under the name Tokyo Ghetto Pussy, creating dancefloor hits I Kiss Your Lips, Everybody On The Floor (Pump It) and You Make Me Feel.

Spoon died on Wednesday, record company Universal Music confirmed.


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