Soulphiction, real name Michel Baumann, recently passed away from cancer.
Reports of Baumann’s death circulated online on Monday (24 May). The producer, who recorded under the aliases Soulphiction and Jackmate, had died from cancer. Longtime friend and collaborator Nik Reiff confirmed the news to Pitchfork. In April, the Philpot-Records co-founder said in a Facebook post that he was undergoing chemotherapy in hospital.
Pampa Records – a label that has released music from Soulphiction – has launched a fundraiser to help Baumann’s family cover funeral costs. The €5,000 goal has nearly been reached and currently (26 May) stands at €4,111. You can donate here.
This week, artists such as Honey Dijon and The Blessed Madonna, have paid tribute to Baumann online, Read their posts below.
RIP Soulphiction. Super gutted. A huge inspiration. 🕊
— Honey Dijon (@HONEYDIJON) May 24, 2021
RIP Michel Baumann (Soulphiction & Jackmate) who was one of the most consistent, inspiring, thoughtful producers in dance music for a great many years.
— TBM (@Blessed_Madonna) May 24, 2021
So saddened to hear the passing of Michel Baumann, aka SoulPhiction / Jackmate.. a consistently brilliant artist who’s music we played often that always excited and inspired us to push our own work further.
One of the best truly.
Sincere condolences to his family & friends ❤️
— PBR Streetgang (@pbrstreetgang) May 24, 2021