Sydney-based DJ Ajax (real name Adrian Thomas) was a part of the Modular Records signed electro band known as “Bang Gang”. At their prime, the band spawned hit compilation albums and club nights, as well as founded music label and management company, “Sweat It Out”. More recently, the label scored major success with Yolanda Be Cool’s international hit “We Speak No Americano”.
Just yesterday, DJ Ajax, a constant presence at major Australian events like Parklife, Big Day Out, and Stereosonic celebrated his 42nd birthday – his last birthday.
DJ Ajax died instantly after being hit by a truck in Parkville in Melbourne’s inner north just because 1am. As of time of writing, the Australian police say there were no suspicious circumstances as it is believed that he ran in front of the north bound truck.
A spokesperson for Modular Records released a statement which said, “It is a tragedy and a shock and Adrian will be greatly missed. It was an honor to work with, know, and love him. Any further details of his death and funeral arrangements will be communicated by his family at an appropriate time”.
Tributes have since flooded into Twitter and the popular DJ’s official Facebook page from friends, fans and industry colleagues. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and fans. RIP, DJ Ajax.