It is with great sadness that we report a big loss to the dance music industry. The Oakland fire, that took place at a warehouse hosting the Ghost Ship arts collective, claimed 36 lives, including Jonathan Bernbaum, the visual artist of Knife Party, who had also worked with artists like Marcus Schulz.
Jonathan was a Berkeley High alumni, and a very talented and widely respected and loved video DJ. Tributes have poured in across Social Media, including tweets from Marshmello and Knife Party DJ Rob Swire.
My condolences to my brothers @knifepartyinc on their loss. My heart goes out to you guys and you're in my prayers, we lost a good person ?
— marshmello (@marshmellomusic) December 5, 2016
Don’t know what else to say. The electronic music scene is shittier today without Jon behind the visuals. RIP ?
— Rob Swire (@rob_swire) December 5, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Jonathan and all the other victims of this massive tragedy.
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