RIP Marty Kersich, you are now a new addition to my musical guardian angels. I know you'll be watching me on every gig and someday when I break my 16,000 personal event guest capacity record, you'll be smiling with me. I'll miss those two extreme looks of yours. The first one I got to know was the 2008 "WTH John." The one that grew on me as it became more frequent was that confident look of artistic satisfaction. That's the look I worked hard to get with you. I enjoyed our long winded conversations after our many gigs together with MRG. You are so far the only live artist that's been able to get inside of my head in the DJ market. You learned my style and got inside of it. The way we would end phrases together was just.. magic. I hope video surfaces someday. I'll never forget that first gig when you asked why I brought marching drums to a pro gig, and that night I demonstrated why. You were so supportive. Yes you busted my balls but you pushed me to keep developing. You knew the bigger picture I was striving for. Your saxophone and EWI work "full blown EDM sounds" was exceptional. I'm very lucky to have gotten to know you and throw down with you in New York. While I wish I had the chance to back you on traditional drum set, I'm happy we dominated the dance floor as lead entertainers together. #EWI #EDMdrummer I can't believe our journey together has come to an end. This doesn't feel real. Godspeed Martin.