BRUSSELS (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Marc Moulin, a Belgian musician, composer and radio host has died after a battle with throat cancer. He was 66.
Moulin has been a performer, composer and music journalist since the 1960s. Moulin formed his first trio in 1961 as a backing band for American expats in Europe. In 1963, he joined the Alex Scorier Jazz Quintet and subsequently started recording with Philip Catherine whom he later went formed the jazz group Placebo with.
In 1975, Moulin released his solo album "Sam Suffy" and proved himself to be an early pioneer of sampling sounds. The album is still widely regarded and frequently sampled by contemporary producers.
Moulin helped to found the group Telex in 1978 and verged into the disco-pop world. This too proved to be a very influential project and has been named as an influence by a who's who of techno producers.
Moulin was also a producer for numerous artists including Philip Catherine, Lio, Alain Chamfort and others.
Moulin also produced and hosted radio programs on French national radio statiion Radio Cite from 1978 to 1986. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers