Music House’s Leon Chue has died

Leon Chue Music House

The likes of David Rodigan, DJ Storm and Doc Scott have paid tribute to the late dubplate cutting engineer.

Leon Chue, dubplate cutting specialist at London’s Music House, has died. His passing was confirmed this week. 

Chue began working at Music House, the pressing and mastering studio helmed by his father, back in 1995. At the time, Music House was based in Holloway Road, though these days you can find it in Tottenham Hale. 

The studio would play an instrumental role in UK dubplate culture, with both Chue and the studio respected by artists and label from the jungle, drum ‘n’ bass, garage and reggae scenes. 

Chue is the son of roots reggae artist Paul Chue. His brother is the UK garage trailblazer Wookie

Labels like Butterz and Local Action, plus artists like David Rodigan, Doc Scott, DJ Storm and DJ Flight, have paid tribute to Chue across social media. In his Twitter post, Rodigan called Chue the “master dub plate cutting engineer”.  

You can watch an interview with Chue from 2015 below and read a selection of Twitter tribute posts.