John Juan Mendez, also known as Silent Servant, has died. The LA-based artist has a career that spanned over 30 years and is best known for his work as a member of the seminal techno group Sandwell District, alongside Regis, Female, and Function.

American DJ, producer and label-owner Silent Servant has passed away, leaving behind him a distinguished career in techno that spanned over three decades. John Juan Mendez pushed a uniquely textured and immersive style of techno in both his own productions as well as part of Sandwell District.

Silent Servant has been an active member of the techno scene for over 30 years, releasing on notable labels such as Hospital Records, Modularz, Semantica, BITE, and his own label, Jealous God, among others.

Daniel Avery wrote on X “I once asked Silent Servant what record was as he was playing a reliably beautiful set. The next time I saw Juan he had bought me my own copy of the vinyl. An amazing artist and an incredibly gentle guy. RIP to a true one.”

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