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On this day last year, a respected member of the electronic music community experienced a serious tragedy. Detroit’s DJ Bone lost his mother to a long battle with cancer.
To help him cope with the loss, he took to the studio and created a song in memory of her. “I just let it all come out and into the music, and the result was M.O.M., a new song.” Months after, at the end of the 2015, he decided to release a two-track EP under his Differ-Ent alias on Don’t Be Afraid, the title track being M.O.M..
Attaching a message to the release, which you can read in full via the description section of M.O.M., DJ Bone explained how influential his mother was in his musical progression and direction, also detailing his “anger towards the cancer that took her.” It’s not often that a release has such emotion and story behind its creation, and it was a powerful tribute to a woman incredibly close to his heart.
On the anniversary of her passing DJ Bone chooses four tracks that remind him of her, detailing their significance and his memories attached to these musical outings. Also chosen by DJ Bone, you can donate to the Susan G. Komen charity to help fund research into curing the disease here.
In loving memory of Jacqueline Y. Dulan-Hinds.
(December 2nd 1947 — April 6th 2015)