Influential Detroit drum ‘n’ bass DJ Mark David Fisher dead at 50
Iconic Detroit-based DJ Mark David Fisher died Thursday, January 2 at age 50, after suffering a brain hemorrhage and stroke. Fisher, known as MD!, Dluv and Nefarious to fans, was a figurehead in Detroit’s vibrant drum ‘n’ bass scene, helping to establish the genre’s deep footprint in the area with the foundation of the Detroit Electronic Music Festival and rallied ravers with his online message board Detroit Luv before the advent of social media. Fisher was also a frequent guest on Pulse Radio (90.7 FM).
A memorial service for Fisher will be held on January 18 in Detroit at the Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, less than a mile from Fisher’s home. Angie Linder, co-founder of Detroit-based DJ collective Detroit Tehno Militia, said, “I would love to see [the church] standing room only. He was a connector in our community and will be sorely missed,” in a statement to Deadline Detroit.