Adam Sky (Australian DJ)

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Adam Gary Neat[1] (1976 or 1977 – 4 May 2019), known professionally as Modium[2] and later as Adam Sky, was an Australian dance music DJ.

Early life and education[edit]

Neat was from Melbourne and was the son of Gary Neat, a businessman and politician who was formerly a journalist with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.[3][4][5]

Career[edit]

Neat worked in information technology, including as an entrepreneur, before focusing on his DJ career.[6] Based in Singapore, Adam Sky was ranked third most popular DJ in Asia.[3][4][7] He worked with acts including Fatboy Slim, The Scissor Sisters,[7] David Guetta, Afrojack,[3] and Taio Cruz,[8] had several signed tracks,[4] and had a large number of tracks chart in the Top 100 and Top 10. He was resident DJ at several clubs[9] starting in 2011 as Modium with Hedkandi's Ministry of Sound events;[10] since moving to Singapore he referred to Altimate in 1-Altitude in Raffles Place as his "home base".[6] He also hosted a radio show with more than a million listeners each month, The Guestlist[9] or Guest List Radio,[5][11] and in March 2018 founded Jupiter Labs, a talent agency incorporating a production facility called Titan Studio, in Singapore.[6]

Private life and death[edit]

Sky was married to Marvie Jean Tejada.[12] He died at the age of 42 at the Hillstone Villas resort in South Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. His assistant Zoia Lukiantceva fell approximately ten metres from a terrace and broke her leg; Sky apparently rushed to help her while drunk and was discovered the next day near the bathroom of the vacant villa below the one in which they were staying with another friend, having hemorrhaged to death after cutting his arm on the window.[1][3][4][5][7][13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ni Komang Erviani (6 May 2016). "Aussie DJ Adam Sky found dead in Bali". The Jakarta Post.
  2. ^ Tom Parfitt (6 May 2019). "Adam Sky death: Australian DJ and music producer dies, aged 42". The Independent.
  3. ^ a b c d "Australian DJ Adam Neat dies in Bali 'after crashing through glass'". The Guardian. Australian Associated Press. 5 May 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d Renae Henry (6 May 2019). "Exclusive: Australian DJ Adam Sky dies in Bali trying to rescue friend". 9 News.
  5. ^ a b c Ben Graham (6 May 2019). "Australian DJ Adam Sky found dead after smashing through glass door in Bali". News.com.au.
  6. ^ a b c Anjali Raguraman (7 May 2019). "DJ who died in Bali was in talks to play at Ultra Singapore event". The Straits Times – via Press Reader.
  7. ^ a b c "Adam Sky, top Australian DJ, dies in accident in Bali". BBC News. 6 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Australian DJ known as Adam Sky dies on Bali island". The New York Times. Associated Press. 6 May 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Adam Sky: AUS". BN Radio. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Rostam's 30 – DJ Modium's Interview". Living the College Life. 20 March 2013.
  11. ^ "Radio Lichfield Guest List Radio With Adam Sky". Radio Lichfield. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  12. ^ Felicia Tan (9 November 2016) [September 2016]. "13 ways to have a beautiful beach wedding in Phuket: Marvie Jean Tejada and Adam Neat had a stylish and breezy Phuket beach celebration". Her World.
  13. ^ "Popular Australian DJ Adam Sky dies in accident on Bali holiday". The Star. Agence France-Presse. 6 May 2019.
  14. ^ James Massola; Amilia Rosa (6 May 2019). "Australian DJ's death not suspicious as family declines autopsy". Sydney Morning Herald.

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