Lars Dales, half of the infamous house-duo Detroit Swindle, is currently recovering from a motorcycle accident while riding in Amsterdam.
Dales is recovering back at home after “extensive surgery as he’s sustained two broken jaws and a broken palatum”, according to social media posts by the Detroit Swindle artist account. The same post says he’s fostering his recovery with jokes and levity, “which sounds like he’s still very much the Lars we all know and love.”
The post appears to be written by Dales’ other half, Maarten Smeets. The upcoming bookings for Detroit Swindle will be performed by Smeets solo, and he is currently reaching out to all involved promoters to coordinate.
From everyone at the Mixmag team, we wish Dales a speedy recovery and hope to see him behind the decks again soon.
See below for the Detroit Swindle’s post announcing the accident.
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It is with heavy heart that we have to tell all of you that Lars has suffered a motorcycle accident in Amsterdam. Lars is currently at home after having had extensive surgery as he’s sustained two broken jaws and a broken palatum. The coming weeks will be about recovery from the accident and gaining his strength again. We've heard he’s already making jokes, which sounds like he’s still very much the Lars we all know and love. All upcoming dj shows will go on as planned with me representing Detroit Swindle and we are in touch with all promoters involved. We wish Lars lots of love & of course a speedy recovery and we will inform everyone when he does. Any messages for him are obviously very welcome and we’ll make sure he gets to read them as soon as possible. lots of love and hope to see you dancing at one of our shows soon, Maarten