Mad Decent producer Big Makk has died in a car crash
The dance community tragically lost one of its members earlier this morning, August 28. Florida DJ and producer Big Makk, real name Samisoni Koroitamudu, has been identified as one of three involved in a fatal car crash in Seminole County. As reported by Channel 2 News, the driver of a Dodge Charger ran into a tree by the All Faiths Memorial Park Cemetery around 7am, causing the car to incinerate and take the lives of all inside.
Big Makk has been an active member of the bass community for several years, beginning his path toward a career in DJing at the age of 13 when he began spinning hip-hop. His hard work developed into a unique brand of bass music which often transcended genres, serving as a launch pad for releases on prolific labels such as Mad Decent and Main Course, in addition to bookings at major festivals such as EDC. He also hosted a weekly “Shake ‘n’ Bass” night in Orlando, which was still running up until his loss of life.
Our condolences go out to Big Makk’s family, friends, and fans.
UPDATE: A GoFundMe has been set up to support Big Makk’s family and cover any funeral costs. You can donate here.
Big Makk’s fellow DJs and producers have shown an outpouring of love for the artist:
Rest in peace my man @BIGMAKK_
— ᵏ†ᶰ (@killthenoise) August 29, 2016
— ✌Good✖️Times✖️Ahead✌ (@weareGTA) August 29, 2016
— MAD DECENT (@maddecent) August 29, 2016
— kayzo (@KayzoMusic) August 29, 2016
Rest in power my brother @BIGMAKK_
— Adventure Club (@AdventureDub) August 29, 2016
I can’t believe it man. Rest in Peace @BIGMAKK_ . Such a talented dude with a bright future ahead
— Henry Fong (@henryfong) August 29, 2016
Life is short. Make sure you live it while you can. I’ll miss u brother wish we could have caught up more last week @BIGMAKK_
— DallasK (@DallasK) August 29, 2016