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Friday, March 22, 2019

Legendary Orlando breaks DJ D-Xtreme has passed away

Posted By on Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 4:12 PM

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Sadly, the RIPs in music keep coming. And goddamn, this time it's a local legend: DJ D-Xtreme (a.k.a Derek Steplight).

While clubs like the Edge and Firestone and names like DJ Icey and Kimball Collins got the lion's share of the international spotlight during Orlando's heyday as a world EDM capital in the 1990s, cats like D-Xtreme and bassbin twin DJ Stylus were the undisputed kings of the city's deep breaks underground with their scene-defining all-night residencies at the iconic Abyss.

In fact, D-Extreme was featured on the star-studded lineup of the big scene revival party Devotion just last month.

Unfortunately, news came down this week of his shocking passing. Rest in rhythm, Derek. Thank you for the beats.

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