The dubplate specialist started working at his father Paul’s legendary cutting house, then on Holloway Road, in September 1995, quickly making a name for himself among jungle and drum & bass DJs, who would queue round the block to get their dubs cut. He worked with everyone from DJ Hype and Goldie to Grooverider.
“Today is a terribly sad day,” tweeted Doc Scott. “You were always kind, polite, a true professional and a beautiful person to be around and I am deeply saddened by today’s news. All my love to your family and close friends, a tragic loss, gone way too soon.”
Chue is the son of roots reggae producer Paul Chue and the brother of UK garage legend Wookie.
Watch a rare interview with Chue recorded in 2015, and read some of the tributes rolling in.
So saddened to learn of the passing of Leon Chue the master dub plate cutting engineer at Music House London since the mid 90s ..his quiet, reserved demeanour and devotion to his craft was something to behold. Heartfelt condolences to his family. RIP Leon. pic.twitter.com/ZDaA6oAcga
— David Rodigan (@DavidRodigan) December 1, 2020
So sad to hear the terrible news of the legend Leon Chue 🙏🏻😢 my thoughts go out to the whole family, he cut my first dubplate and first ever vinyl and dedicated his craft to cutting for so many other musical legends ❤️😢 pic.twitter.com/SLVMjrP6Hb
— SMASHER (@smasherofficial) December 1, 2020
— Jack Beats (@jackbeats) December 1, 2020
this is too much, I don’t even know what to say or do right now… the Chue family played such an important part in UK music and sound system culture, this loss will be felt by many 😭💔 Rest in Power, Leon. much love & strength to the family 🖤 https://t.co/FriExII8rT
— DJ Flight (@DJFlight) December 1, 2020
🎶 🏡 Rest In Peace: Leon Music House! One of the unsung heroes of Jungle music.
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— Om Unit (@om_unit) December 1, 2020
Rest easy Leon Chue. 💔
Today is a terribly sad day. You were always kind, polite, a true professional and a beautiful person to be around and I am deeply saddened by todays news. All my love to your family and close friends, a tragic loss, gone way too soon.
— Doc Scott (@docscott31) December 1, 2020
Revisit our film on dubplate culture, which mentions Music House.