The Britsh DJ and MC was one-half of the breakbeat hardcore duo Top Buzz with DJ Patrick Smoove aka. Mad P.
Forming Top Buzz in 1991, they went on to release several singles and albums including ‘Living in Darkness’ and ‘Progression Sessions’ the duo had still been performing at events across the UK.
Kaye passed away on Saturday, March 11 with no cause of death disclosed.
Since the news of Jason Kaye’s death, many fans and artists have shared their tributes on social media.
DJ Billy Daniel Bunter posted: “Legendary and pioneering dance music figure who’s presence is going to be missed. His lifetimes work is both groundbreaking and inspiring. He has influenced all of us across the many music spectrums that he injected his passion, knowledge and talent in to.”
He added: “On top of his incredible music achievements. He was an absolute gentleman.”
DJ Phantasy tweeted: “Im so sad to be typing this, RIP to the Legend Jason Kaye aka Top Buzz, someone who I lived with for 8 years in the early 90’s and we had some mad times during those hazy days. Jason was always there to help anyone he could.”
Read more tributes below.
A short video in memory of #jasonkaye aka #topbuzz, one of my favourite dj’s from back in the day, a true legend in my eyes, his memory remains through his music, as a DJ and an excellent producer. RIP. My sincere condolences 💐 VEB. pic.twitter.com/qMPwiXLhCD
— Victoria VEB (@vickyrolph89) March 12, 2023
Rest easy Jason Kaye, I don’t really know what to say apart from this one has really upset me, if you went to raves back in the day you were a fan of Top Buzz, including myself, it was an honour to share the stage with you, I’m truly gutted … pic.twitter.com/Z07fsmKRs2
— Doc Scott (@docscott31) March 11, 2023
Absolutely gutted that my very good friend Jason Kaye from Top Buzz has unexpectedly passed away. We were out together only a couple of weeks ago and messaging about normal stuff this week.
So incredibly sad – my thoughts are with family, friends and fans 💔 😪 pic.twitter.com/GXxYK4ps0A
— Slipmatt (@Slipmatt) March 11, 2023
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Written by: Tim Hopkins