- The vocalist behind drum & bass classics like "Inner City Life" and "Kemistry" has died.
Songwriter and vocalist Diane Charlemagne has died.
Charlemagne first rose to fame as the voice of Urban Cookie Collective, a British dance outfit responsible for tracks like "The Key, The Secret." Her soulful vocals also appeared on a string of drum & bass hits, including Goldie tunes like "Inner City Life" and "Kemistry." She worked outside D&B too, collaborating with the likes of Japanese house artist Satoshi Tomiie and UK producer Joey Negro. She also spent time touring with Moby's live band.
In recent times Charlemagne battled cancer and regularly kept her fans updated on Twitter. On October 28th she lost that battle. She was 51. Goldie confirmed the news on Twitter, saying: "So she went into the early morning... God rest her soul #diane what a gifted voice." Our thoughts are with her family and her friends.
Listen to "Inner City Life" below.