Written by: Alex Green
Guru Josh, the charismatic singer of the rather massive international hit “Infinity” has died.
He was 51.
Born Paul Walden in New Jersey, the musician donned the moniker Guru Josh and on the strength of “Infinity” became a fixture of the British post-acid house scene of the early ’90s.
The son of a dentist, Walden actually studied dentistry himself, but made his initial foray into music under the pseudonym Syndrone And Animal And His Crazy Organs.
Later, while fronting his pub rock band Joshua Cries Wolf, Walden experimented with ecstasy and out of that experience came a love of house music and rave culture.
And that’s when Guru Josh was born.
A longtime fixture on the rave scene, Guru Josh only released one album, but his love of Ibiza found him relocating there and setting up shop with a digital graphics business. He also was quite successful running a rave promotions firm as well as grafting 3-D fractal animation and music under the name Dr. Devious.
Guru Josh died in Ibiza early Monday morning (Dec 29) but the cause of death has not been revealed.