Fred Rister spent most of the 80s and 90s as a minor dance musician, working in the French “new beat” genre and occasionally scoring a hit towards the lower end of that country’s top 40. However, after meeting the boyishly haired, pensioner-faced David Guetta he started a second career as the DJ partner and co-producer of some of Guetta’s biggest hits. “When Love Takes Over” was a Fred Rister production, and he was a co-writer of Black Eyed Peas’ airwave conquering “I Gotta Feeling”. Which is over a decade old now. We’re all slowly dying. Freddy Boy has beaten us to it though, losing his battle with kidney cancer at the age of 58. A number of teams had Rister on their playlist, and Heading Nowhere jump to provisional 2nd in the standings, only trailing Thomas Jefferson Survives on average age. Fill up my drink. Mazel tov.