Pioneering West Coast DJ Scott Hardkiss died unexpectedly last night. Scott was one third of the beloved ’90s SF rave trio Hardkiss, along with Gavin and Robbie. Together, they helped define the San Francisco rave sound—a mix of house, techno, breaks, Balearic and, of course, psychedelica.
Scott also recorded under the moniker God Within. In 2009, he release an album under his own name, Technicolor Dreamer, along with San Fran vocalist Lisa Shaw.
Scott appeared on the cover of URB in 1994 with his fellow Hardkiss musical siblings. He was instrumental in helping to ignite the first wave of rave culture in America, the ripples of which are stronger than ever. He will be missed.