Frankfurt techno originator Pascal F.E.O.S. has died aged 52

Pascalis Dardoufas, AKA Pascal F.E.O.S., has died.

The important German producer died at age 52 from stomach cancer, according to FAZE Mag. With a career stretching back to the ’80s, F.E.O.S. was one of German techno’s most important figures, helping to define the famous techno-trance hybrid Frankfurt sound in the ’90s alongside DJs like Heiko MSO and Sven Väth. In addition to his own Planet Vision label, he was a regular on vital Frankfurt imprint Harthouse.

Dardoufas put out plenty of solo music under the F.E.O.S. alias as well as Sonic Infusion, and was part of a number of a group projects, including the long-running ’90s techno group Resistance D and the trip-hop band Aural Float.

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RIP Pascal FEOS. My thoughts are with all his friends and family. Even though we haven’t been in touch much over the past ten years, Pascal was always present as a cornerstone in our techno scene. He helped form, what was later known as the “Sound of Frankfurt”. Our scene would not be where it is today, without his pioneering work. I remember in 1993, going to „la Boum“ in Holzheim, a Diskothek, where Pascal was doing a techno night on Thursdays in in a tiny village near the villages where we all grew up around back then. One time I had the courage to go to the booth, as I really wanted to know the track he was playing, it was DJ Tom & Norman „tales of mystery“ on Overdrive Records. I never forget that, as it was one of the key moments of my life, where I realized what kind of music I wanted to play and create myself. This moment, when a DJ inspires you so profoundly. But this was only part of his inspiration that he spread around. All his amazing releases, especially those with Resistance D caught my attention early on and drew me even deeper into techno. I am sure he was aware of it, but I am sad that I never really got to tell him in person once more. We always think there is so much more time. Pascal, I hope you are at an amazing place now, but you left us way too early. We will miss your smile and your humble, always helpful, funny, warm and honest personality. You are a true techno legend. Thanks for showing us the way.

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Dear Pascal, and now you too!😔 I am stunned and infinitely sad when I heard that you passed away the other night. I am thankful that I spent so many wonderful years with you. We experienced the 1990s very intensively together. You have impressed Frankfurt and the rest of the world with your Techno-Trance productions. With your Resistance D and Sonic Infusion projects on our Labels – Harthouse and EYE Q Records you were a big STAR! We spent the best time together, countless parties and sweaty nights, at the Omen Club , Dorian Gray, XS, Tresor, Warehouse, Love Parade … and around the world! I’ve always seen you as a very kind and hardworking person. Very determined and curious about the new. Our evenings with Mark Spoon, Heiko M / S / O and DJ Good Groove were legendary. Thanks Pascal, I hope you have something to celebrate on the Frankfurt cloud ☁️ 🎼 up there now. 🥁🎇 I miss you all very much. ❣️🖤❣️ In these difficult times, I wish the family and their relatives my deepest condolences and strength.🙏 Rest in peace dear Pascal, you will always be with us in our heart. 🖤🎼❤️

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RIP Pascal FEOS. My thoughts are with all his friends and family. Even though we haven’t been in touch much over the past ten years, Pascal was always present as a cornerstone in our techno scene. He helped form, what was later known as the “Sound of Frankfurt”. Our scene would not be where it is today, without his pioneering work. I remember in 1993, going to „la Boum“ in Holzheim, a Diskothek, where Pascal was doing a techno night on Thursdays in in a tiny village near the villages where we all grew up around back then. One time I had the courage to go to the booth, as I really wanted to know the track he was playing, it was DJ Tom & Norman „tales of mystery“ on Overdrive Records. I never forget that, as it was one of the key moments of my life, where I realized what kind of music I wanted to play and create myself. This moment, when a DJ inspires you so profoundly. But this was only part of his inspiration that he spread around. All his amazing releases, especially those with Resistance D caught my attention early on and drew me even deeper into techno. I am sure he was aware of it, but I am sad that I never really got to tell him in person once more. We always think there is so much more time. Pascal, I hope you are at an amazing place now, but you left us way too early. We will miss your smile and your humble, always helpful, funny, warm and honest personality. You are a true techno legend. Thanks for showing us the way.

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Dear Pascal, and now you too!😔 I am stunned and infinitely sad when I heard that you passed away the other night. I am thankful that I spent so many wonderful years with you. We experienced the 1990s very intensively together. You have impressed Frankfurt and the rest of the world with your Techno-Trance productions. With your Resistance D and Sonic Infusion projects on our Labels – Harthouse and EYE Q Records you were a big STAR! We spent the best time together, countless parties and sweaty nights, at the Omen Club , Dorian Gray, XS, Tresor, Warehouse, Love Parade … and around the world! I’ve always seen you as a very kind and hardworking person. Very determined and curious about the new. Our evenings with Mark Spoon, Heiko M / S / O and DJ Good Groove were legendary. Thanks Pascal, I hope you have something to celebrate on the Frankfurt cloud ☁️ 🎼 up there now. 🥁🎇 I miss you all very much. ❣️🖤❣️ In these difficult times, I wish the family and their relatives my deepest condolences and strength.🙏 Rest in peace dear Pascal, you will always be with us in our heart. 🖤🎼❤️

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