Dominique Trenier was an associate, a fellow pioneer, a record man and an artist in his own right. He was a welcomed presence in mid ’90s black creative circles who never failed to stop you in the club, on the street or drop by your office (unannounced) to see what you thought was happening. When I first met him, he was a member of a band that was signed to Andre Harrell’s Uptown Records. He was highly energetic, good natured, well known and respected. My phone has been ringing non-stop with calls from industry vets asking me to verify if he really died. Like many of the things Dom did, this was real too. He really collaborated with D’Angelo and ?uestlove to create the landmark recording “Voodoo”. He really identified Mark Ronson as a hit making producer when he teamed him with Nikka Costa years before Mark heard Amy Winehouse or Bruno Mars. He really put together a killer soundtrack for Michael Jordan’s “Space Jam” movie and gave Seal a major hit in the process. At the time of his death, he really was working with Hollywood show biz vet, Allen Elliot on bringing a previously unreleased Aretha Franklin documentary of her legendary performance of the “Amazing Grace” album to screens. Dom and I hadn’t spoken for a while but I’ll always remember him as a guy with hustle and soul. I’ll miss him. He was good for the game. Rest In Peace soldier, you did your thing.