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Monday, August 29, 2016

RIP Big Makk, Orlando DJ, musician and innovator

Posted By on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 2:25 PM

  • Photo via Big Makk/Facebook
Samisoni Koroitamudu, also known as Big Makk, an Orlando DJ and member of the Mad Decent roster of artists, has reportedly died in a car crash this morning in Casselberry, Florida. 

According to WESH, the crash occurred at around 7 a.m. this morning when a Dodge Charger carrying three passengers traveling southbound on Lake Drive, crashed into a tree across from All Faiths Memorial Park Cemetery.

The names of all the passengers has not been released. 

Big Makk, a 22-year-old who was one of the early innovators of the moombahton EDM sub-genre, was profiled by Orlando Weekly in a cover story back in July of 2015, which discussed his weekly event Shake'n Bass at Backbooth and his performance with DJ Icey at Gilt Nightclub. 

This year, Big Makk was slated to play the upcoming EDC Orlando, among other high profile festivals. 
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This is a tremendous loss for Orlando's music community and beyond. In response to his passing, the worldwide DJ community expressed their condolences via Twitter Monday, August 29. 
This is a developing story, we'll update this post as more information becomes available. 

According to WKMG, the driver has been identified as 26-year-old Alexander Rivera. Officials have yet to release the name of the third victim involved in Monday's crash. 

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