The Berlin-based musician was a renowned solo artist both under his own name and the moniker King Roc, releasing two albums, 2005's How Big Is It and 2009's Chapters. He was also a member of the duo Two Armadillos with Giles Smith, with their debut full-length Golden Age Thinking getting released earlier this year.
Although doctors made every effort to save the English DJ, he passed earlier this week. Dawson is extensively mourned by his fellow house musicians and fans via Facebook and Twitter. He is survived by his family and girlfriend.