The inspiration behind Beat It Cancer – Damion’s story

News Published: 2 February 2020

The Ibiza summer of 1999 was Damion’s inspiration to become involved in the electronic music scene…

His DJing career started in Norwich back in 2002, and his reputation grew quickly as he established himself with a series of residencies across the city.

Excited by London’s music scene, Damion made the move to the capital in 2006 and laid down his sounds at Pacha, Egg, Ministry of Sound, The Cross, The Key and some of coolest bars throughout the city… playing for the likes of Totally Funkt, Somewhere and Spoilt Rotten.

In 2009 Damion married his long-term girlfriend Emily. His daughter Arabella was born in March 2012, Olive arrived two years later in 2014. Life was good.

In 2016 their world fell apart. Damion was diagnosed with a very aggressive and rare form of pancreatic cancer called acinar cell carcinoma. This extremely rare and complex type of cancer is found in only 1-2% of patients with pancreatic cancer.

Although this type of cancer originated from the pancreas, the primary tumour could not be found, despite multiple scans, and on diagnosis, the cancer had already spread to Damion’s liver, ribs, pelvis and spine.

Damion fought a hard and courageous battle for three years. With all the love and support from his family and friends and driven by his deep-rooted desire to see his young family grow up he raised over £70,000 to seek alternative treatments abroad.

Sadly, by 2019, there was nothing more anyone could do. Just after his 40th birthday, with his family by his side, and listening to his favourite electronic music, he passed away.

Emily was 6 months pregnant with their miracle third daughter, Molly, who was born in October 2019. Tragically he never got to meet her.

Damion will always be remembered for his naughty sense of humour, his love and passion for electronic music and the true fighter he was. Through his three daughters and Beat It Cancer his legacy lives on.

Listen to mixes by Damion

In Deep Session – Mixcloud

Casa Sieta Taster – Mixcloud