Owen Daniel

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One More Tune Please - DJ Jack McCord (Get Well Soon Mate)

I’ve just heard the tragic news that former Hed Kandi label boss/DJ Jack McCord suffered some horrific injuries during a bike ride in Bali last June. Hed Kandi Jack McCordHe broke most of the bones on the left side of his body and was put into an induced coma to recover for a few days afterwards.

His friend, and fellow DJ, Sean Doyle setup a fundraising page for him (via YouCaring.com) to help cover his rising medical costs; these included an emergency flight back to Australia to get him the urgent expert care he needed. Between almost 1500 friends and supporters, they managed to raise over $80,000 – some of which came from fundraising club-nights around the world. It’s great to see how clubland really came together to support him.

Fellow Hed Kandi DJ John Jones said recently: “Good news is he's out of the woods and on the mend. It will take time but we are thankful that he should make a full recovery.”

Having moved from Sydney to Bali, he’d been living there for the last three years with his wife and they have a beautiful one-year-old son together. He was General Manager for Bali’s renowned Mint Club and was having the time of his life there.
Mint Club Bali
As one of the original Hed Kandi DJs, the Australian jetted out from London on a few occasions to come and rock parties for us at Ministry of Sound and Hed Kandi Egypt. He’s a great guy and his magnetic personality made him a firm favourite with our whole team.

I’m sure everyone who knows him either personally or as a DJ will join me in wishing him a speedy recovery! Get well soon Jack and play us one more tune (during every set) when you’re back on the beat. Here's one of his mixes to tide you over and another's featured on this month's Best of SoundCloud selection.

Follow him www.twitter.com/jackmccord; like him at www.facebook.com/jackmccord and/or hear him at www.soundcloud.com/jackmccord - and send him a get well soon message... I’m sure he’ll appreciate it.

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