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Kemistry
Kemi Olusanya
 April 26, 1999
Age 35
Freak Road Incident 
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                 Drum- And- Bass DJ Kemistry Dies In Car Accident 
                   
                                     Kemistry, drum- and- bass DJ and co-founder of the 
                                     famous Metalheadz record label and club, 
                                     died in a tragic car accident early Sunday 
                                     (April 25) morning in England.  

                 Kemistry and her DJ 
                 partner, Storm, were returning from a gig in 
                 Southampton, 90 minutes southeast of London, 
                 when their car apparently struck a loose divider in 
                 the middle of the road. Neither was believed to be 
                 driving, and Kemistry was the lone fatality.  
                          
                    Kemi Olusanya, aka Kemistry, founded 
                 Metalheadz with Goldie and Storm in 1994. Since 
                 its inception as a record label and weekly club, 
                 Metalheadz has been the preeminent drum- and- 
                 bass organization, home to artists such as 
                 Grooverider, Peshay, and Photek. Kemistry & 
                 Storm were internationally revered not only for 
                 being two of the best female DJs in the scene, but 
                 for also serving as a pioneering force in the genre 
                 for nearly a decade. It was Kemistry, in fact, who 
                 gave Goldie his first gig as a DJ.  
                        
                    Studio K7 Records recently released a Kemistry 
                 & Storm mix CD for the DJ Kicks series. Fans 
                 can send their condolences to Metalheadz, Unit 52, 
                 Canalot Studios, 222 Kensal Road, London, W10 
                 2BN, or fax 0181-964-0890.  

                                              -- Jazzbo 
 

Wednesday November 10, 5:05 PM
DJ died in freak road accident
 

A woman DJ was killed in a freak accident when a reflective marker was flicked up from the road byanother vehicle and smashed through the windscreen of a car in which she was a passenger, an inquest heard today.  

Kemi Olusanya, 35, who performed under the name Kemistry, died instantly with a fractured jaw after being struck in the face by the 4.5kg plastic and metal reflector.  

The object was thrown up by a van which swung out from a slip road on the M3 at Winchester.  

Ms Olusanya, of Finsbury Park, was in a VW Golf GTI driven by her friend Jane Conneely returning from a late-night gig in Southampton.  

Recording a verdict of accidental death, coroner Grahame Short said he would be writing to the Highways Agency because it as clear some reflectors were not set in the road properly.  


Wednesday November 10, 10:45 PM
DJ Killed By A Cat's Eye

A WOMAN DJ was killed in a freak accident when a cat's eye road reflector thrown up by a van smashed through a car windscreen and hit her in the face.  

Londoner Kemi Olusanya, 35, was in the front seat of her friend's car when the plastic and metal eflector became a lethal missile on the M3 at Winchester, Hampshire. At an inquest yesterday, a oroner said she was the victim of a cruel twist of fate and recorded a verdict of accidental death.

 
PFLASH
                 AUTO ACCIDENT CLAIMS THE LIFE OF 
           DRUM-N-BASS PIONEER DJ KEMISTRY 

                 Kemi Olusanya, one half of drum-n-bass duo Kemistry and Storm, was 
                 fatally wounded while driving back to London from an appearance in 
                 Southhampton with her partner, Storm, during the early hours of 
                 Sunday April 25. Storm, who was not injured in any way but 
                 emotionally, could not be reached for further details concerning the 
                 accident.  

                 As one of the main protagonists and co-founder of Goldie's Metalheadz 
                 label and club, Kemistry wielded influence in the global drum-n-bass 
                 scene that went far beyond her limited number of recordings and 
                 tag-team work with Storm. Kemi was actually one of the first people to 
                 introduce Goldie to the burgeoning jungle scene back in early '92. She 
                 was also highly instrumental in hooking up Photek, Adam F and J Majik 
                 for the heavyweight Metalheadz I and II compilations. If you wish to 
                 send any thoughts of condolescence to the Metalheadz crew, check 
                 www.metalheadz.co.uk for addresses.  

                 Kemistry's magic can be appreciated complementing her partner 
                 Storm's skills on the duo's latest and last "DJ Kicks" release from the 
                 German Studio K7 label. While fans have at least this recording to 
                 remind them of Kemistry's worldly vision, her true mastery of dark and 
                 brooding breakbeats could only be best experienced live.  

                 Having performed just two weeks ago at Physics' drum-n-bass night at 
                 New York's club Vanity, Kemistry and Storm roughed up the turntables 
                 in front of NYC's own hardcore junglists. Check www.digitalnoise.com 
                 for some of that special night's live recordings. She'll be sorely missed... 
                 --CAB 

 
 
 
       
 

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EVAHLAZTING LOVE TO OUR FALLEN FOOTSOULJAH...
     
  The beautiful and amazingly talented dj/producer: --------------------KEMISTRY--------------------
      Of the original Bristol-based D'n'B alliance, the Metalheadz.    As co-founder of this globally acknowledged musik family and constantly working disc-jockey/producer, she proved responsible for dozens of our scenes most treasured anthems. She, along with her step-sistah Storm, was of the first to press her independently produced tracks onto vinyl. This female drum-duo helped instill  the very essence of our culture, and shaped it into maturity in it's earliest of hours. Kemistry was of a rare breed of indivisual; those who strip life of it's bitterness and see past the nausiating resonance of monotony.  The Sindrumz Phamily and Black Sun Drumz would like to dedicate these pages to Kemi Olusanya and all            those like her who lived and died under the fury and emotion of breakbeat musik.  You shall nevah be forgotten, while us drummahz keep it rotten. ~SINDRUMZ LOZ ANGELEZ
 
 
  
 
 

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