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2006-06-20 22:16
Stan
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Handle id #1684 : EVS

Heard of his death just today. What a terrible news, Rest in Peace Edwin!

http://www.discogs.com/artist/DJ+Perpetrator
2006-06-21 00:22
Jazzcat

Registered: Feb 2002
Posts: 1044
Holy fuck :(((((((((((((((((

R.I.P. Edwin
2006-06-21 06:37
Zyron

Registered: Jan 2002
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Noooooooooooo! *snif* :~((
How sad.
2006-06-21 07:15
CreaMD

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 3036
RIP Edwin, I still like your stuff.
2006-06-21 07:50
Scout

Registered: Dec 2002
Posts: 1568
Geeeeeeeez!

Rest In Peace... :(

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Commodore 64 Scenemusic Podcast
http://8bitmayhem.blogspot.com/
2006-06-21 09:36
Burglar

Registered: Dec 2004
Posts: 1051
yea rip evs, used to talk to him lots when he was still hacking stuff... shame he's gone now.
2006-06-21 09:39
A3

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RIP Edwin, you will be missed ...... ... ... .. .. .
2006-06-21 09:51
SCVNGR
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I found this out this weekend when I visited my parents. His girlfriends parents are friends of my parents and they told my parents and they told it like it was nothing. Well it hit me.

Back in da days I was his homey, he kinda introduced me to da Commodore 64 scene. I really hung ALOT with him, for years every day. Ive seen him kind of produce every famous C64 track and doing his work for the famous demo dutch breeze. We went to the Venlo meetings and partied with other sceners like Paninaro. I didnt had contact with him for over years (only one occasion, I "met" him online) because I moved out to da big city but it still feel like a loss. He had a really unique personality. Its a shame we just cant chitchat about how we did in our lives and shit.
I knew he was in the musique business, not really my kind of thing , the stuff he did, but I believe he was quite succesfull.

Edwin, you will live through by your music. RIP homey
2006-06-21 10:01
Case

Registered: Aug 2002
Posts: 139
Truly a great loss, he will be missed, but not forgotten.
2006-06-21 10:31
TDJ

Registered: Dec 2001
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I've known Edwin for quite a long time too, I remember hanging out with him at the Joy+MGF+WWE party I helped organize back in '88. About 10 years ago he showed interest in joining Focus but it never happened (can't even recall why), after that we only spoke once or twice. He was quite a unique personality, a real bragger but with the talent to match his words.
2006-06-21 12:50
Hate Bush

Registered: Jul 2002
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I had his tunes (among others) recorded onto tape, so I could listen to them in school as well, back in the 1989/90. I'm shocked he was just 32. Too fucking early. RIP.
2006-06-21 14:55
Sixx

Registered: May 2005
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RIP EVS, you were truly one of the best!
2006-06-21 16:15
DRAX
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This is really sad. Luckily he managed to make lots of people happy with his music. Met Edwin back in 1989 when I was a real lamer (I think he saw me as a real lamer - didn't get to talk so much with him since I back then regarded him as bit arrogant... But that never kept me from liking his music ;) ...) I didn't know him that well and I believe he will be missed. Condolensces to his girlfriend, friends and family. Rest in peace.

2006-06-21 16:59
Rough
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Just listened to his Vlindertjes.sid which he lost at some DK party (disk stolen) and later surprisinlgy popped up in a Papillons intro. 8)

What illness he die of?

2006-06-21 17:03
Stan
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I strongly recommend his legendary "Enigma introsax"...

Enigma Introsax

and to watch over Blackmail's So-Phisticated 3 for the typical EVS / 20CC style...

So-Phisticated III

2006-06-21 17:29
Scout

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Quote: Just listened to his Vlindertjes.sid which he lost at some DK party (disk stolen) and later surprisinlgy popped up in a Papillons intro. 8)

What illness he die of?



He died of lungcancer.

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Commodore 64 Scenemusic Podcast
http://8bitmayhem.blogspot.com/
2006-06-21 18:24
Richard

Registered: Dec 2001
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E.V.S/20CC? This is sad. I loved many of his great tunes that he composed in the past. He did some great stuff.

May EVS/20CC rest in peace. :(

We all shed a tear to this bad news that came today.

BTW: A tribute demo to EVS is coming up soon, so if any of you have anything you'd like to add to the scrolltext, please send me a PM.
2006-06-21 19:42
Honesty

Registered: Jan 2003
Posts: 117
Dead mostly bits to early that is true even when u 70 or older.But that young people are catched away after loosing the fight against cancer is hard.

I don´t want to tell much, words will give the left ones a bit comfort but this is a situation the bereaved had to solve on their own.

Strange will be listening to the music and keep in mind that he is gone.

Scene, even to threats ppl have with each other,is something which glues many ppl together shareing one interest.

So we walked a long way together, but this his last way he had to take on his own.

So rest in peace and my thoughts to his bereaved.

2006-06-21 22:10
Rough
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Quote: E.V.S/20CC? This is sad. I loved many of his great tunes that he composed in the past. He did some great stuff.

May EVS/20CC rest in peace. :(

We all shed a tear to this bad news that came today.

BTW: A tribute demo to EVS is coming up soon, so if any of you have anything you'd like to add to the scrolltext, please send me a PM.


Nice idea, what about calling people to do EVS cover sids?!
2006-06-21 22:13
falco
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Hi *

Don't know if many of you remember me, but Edwin an I founded 20cc way back in the midst of the 90's.

Edwin did the music, and I mostly concetrated on the technical bits and pieces (ie: the "music player" software).

Like so many others, I just heard this bad news yesterday. I knew Edwin quite well, as we teamed together to spread the 20CC sound.

Offcourse the sad news came as quite a shock to me, as Edwin was a good friend (we had almost daily contact). He would often call by phone just to let me hear a new tune he had been working on during the day (no email in these early days)!

I can also vividly remember the many times that we were just sitting together with a little "minikey" keyboard (2 octave kid thingie, we didn't had a lot of cash to buy any pro tools). Even though we had no proper gear to work with, you could still really hear the talent that he had. Most of the musical knowledge he had was self tought. Just imagine what would have been possible would he have had full "formal" musical training!

Anyway, I still like to listen to his work nowadays (and not only because of sentimental reasons). Offcourse, some tunes are stronger than others, but there is some very powerfull material out there. I guess we may now consider this work his "heritage" to the scene. Too bad there aren't many conversions of his work on remix.kwed.org (much of his work is definitly worth remixing).

Although I lost contact with Edwin after "growing up", it's hard to forget him. He was a very extravert personality with a cheeky sense of humour - there was always a good laugh when you were hanging out with Edwin.

Too bad he had to leave us at this young age. My thoughts are with his famility and all his many (old and new) friends.

Falco
2006-06-21 22:15
falco
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BTW:

There is a nice SID compilation (Mp3) with some of Edwin's best work downloadable here:

http://8bitmayhem.blogspot.com/

Regards,
Falco

f-a-l-c-o.p-a-u-l@g-m-a-i-l.c-o-m
2006-06-22 00:29
Jazzcat

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heyas Falco!

Welcome to the database! Surely remember you and your nice music-routine. Greets
2006-06-22 08:35
Stan
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Hey Falco!

Terrible news indeed. Edwin's tunes are well-remembered.
2006-06-22 08:47
Matt

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man that's really sad news!
may he r.i.p.


what happened?
2006-06-22 09:12
edwin
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I logged in with the name EDWIN, my sons name EvS, to thank you all for your kind words. It's hard to loose a child and he still had so many plans. I even can't imagine that he isn't there anymore. But I know his music from all those years will be there forever! If there is anybody who like to hear or see more: http://www.floorcontrol.com is his website, only not updated; he was just working on it.
2006-06-25 12:47
vV
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I wanted to post my condoleances as soon as i heard, anyway, better late than never.
I liked most of his songs in the 20cc music packs though i lost track since 1993 when i abandoned the c64 more or less.
I cought up the rest when downloading the HVSC collection.
His music sure brings back memories again while i were still muddling with Music Assembler :)

Regards,


Vince.
2006-06-25 17:26
AüMTRöN

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I would also like to send my thoughts to family and friends. Amtrak is one of my all time favourite C64 pieces - It inspired me quite a lot.
2006-06-26 08:05
Richard

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Quote: Nice idea, what about calling people to do EVS cover sids?!

Sounds cool. If anyone fancies a try at doing this, please send me an email or PM and maybe we could have renditions of some of his greatest songs :)
2006-06-26 12:29
Linus

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Really sad news :( Rest in peace, Edwin.
2006-06-26 13:02
Rough
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As some people seem to have misunderstood as I got scrolltexts for the demo, it's not me who does the rememeber Edwin demo but Richard.
2006-06-26 23:40
Stan
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Quote: I logged in with the name EDWIN, my sons name EvS, to thank you all for your kind words. It's hard to loose a child and he still had so many plans. I even can't imagine that he isn't there anymore. But I know his music from all those years will be there forever! If there is anybody who like to hear or see more: http://www.floorcontrol.com is his website, only not updated; he was just working on it.

I am really sorry for you. Edwin will be missed.
2006-06-28 11:16
SIDWAVE
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/20CC/van_Santen_Edwin/Hardcore_Power.sid to dance and get happy again!
2006-06-28 11:54
Stainless Steel

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Im working on a little rendition of one of my favorite evs tunes
2006-06-28 12:15
Yazz
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my condoleances to the family and friends of Edwin!

there so many people out there which remember who Edwin van Santen was!

thanx for so many great hours in my childhood when i sat in front of my c64 and listening to the great tunes of the 20 century composers!!! always remembered..
2006-06-28 15:41
Stan
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Quote: /20CC/van_Santen_Edwin/Hardcore_Power.sid to dance and get happy again!

Such a great score!
2006-06-28 18:37
Tch
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Eventhough Edwin had moved on,some of his tunes are wonderful and I can hum them anytime,he will not be forgotten.

Rest in music!

Sterkte Meneer van Santen!
2006-06-28 18:51
Danzig

Registered: Jun 2002
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only the good die young... :(
2006-06-28 21:34
QuasaR

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/20CC/van_Santen_Edwin/A_Trip_Into_E-V-Space.sid - the song I whistled even when I was asleep... Rest in peace, Edwin! You're music will be unforgotten!!
2006-06-28 22:30
Devia

Registered: Oct 2004
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PCW-Tune had actually been playing in my car for a couple of weeks before I found out the author and the name of the tune. ..well.. the wife made the CD and didn't remember what it was ;-) When I finally figured it out only two weeks ago I went into total EVS mode only to find the news of his death a couple of days later :-(

I'm simply crazy about PCW-Tune these days, so thanks Edwin for leaving something really enjoyable and memorable behind.
2006-06-29 20:10
dalezy

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musick sounded better with you.
you won't be forgotten.
2006-06-30 14:39
FMan
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Two days ago when I learned of Edwin's death on IRC - I probably shouldn't say this out loud, but - I was so schocked I actually cried.

It's really terrible. People my age shouldn't be dying.
2006-06-30 19:43
A-Man
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Sadly news... Edwin, I always liked your music very much!
You are unforgotten! Rest in peace!
2006-07-02 01:26
Nafcom

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Quote: I logged in with the name EDWIN, my sons name EvS, to thank you all for your kind words. It's hard to loose a child and he still had so many plans. I even can't imagine that he isn't there anymore. But I know his music from all those years will be there forever! If there is anybody who like to hear or see more: http://www.floorcontrol.com is his website, only not updated; he was just working on it.

This is sad. I am sorry., RIP! I really liked his music, a great loss! :(
2006-07-03 11:02
Total Chaos

Registered: Mar 2006
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A true loss, EVS, you will be missed.

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