Posted in dance | music on September 13, 2011

"We lost our brother. No words."- Chromeo

"Damn...RIP MEHDI" - Drake

DJ Mehdi @ the Mad Decent Block Party 7/30/11 (more by Erez Avissar)
DJ Mehdi

Tragic news this morning... Resident Advisor reports:

According to reports, French electronic artist DJ Mehdi has died.

Details at this point are extremely scarce, though it has been said that the DJ and producer fell to his death from a mezzanine along with two friends, both of whom have been hospitalized. Paris Social Club posted this message on its Facebook page this afternoon: "Following the death of DJ Mehdi, we have made the exceptional decision to close the club tonight. An evening of silence in honor of the artist. Thank you for not commenting on this status."

Mehdi Favéris-Essadi was born in 1977 in the suburbs of Paris. He got his start as a hip-hop producer, and found his signature sound by combining the style and attitude of hip-hop with elements of electro and house. Arguably his most important break came in 2006 when he released his album Lucky Boy on Ed Banger Records, the Parisian label that would be his home for the rest of his career. Over the years he collaborated with the likes of Daft Punk, Cassius and Chromeo. His most recent project was a collaboration with Riton called Carte Blanche.

DJ Mehdi is survived by his wife, the French model and artist Fafi. Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this time.

RIP DJ Mehdi.

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Comments (18)

who?

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2011 10:03 AM

RIP. So many young artists dying.....

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2011 10:15 AM

wasn't he just around these pages recently? like, this summer?

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2011 10:21 AM

who?

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2011 10:25 AM

I just saw him live last monday at the fool's gold day off, was that his last show?

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2011 10:36 AM

Damn, did the mezzanine collapse?

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2011 10:41 AM

what is this i don't even

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2011 10:43 AM

Woah, that sucks. Of the three times I saw him he was always mad animated, and his sets were always strong. Definitely the best live performer of the Ed Banger label. RIP DJ Mehdi

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2011 10:57 AM

NO!

RIP

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2011 11:03 AM

Damn shame. I feel very fortunate I got to seem him at that Fools Gold gig last week.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2011 11:03 AM

His name pretty much wrote itself as a brooklyn vegan meme, RIP Meh-di.

Posted by Dick Zinner | September 13, 2011 11:15 AM

oh no... :(

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2011 11:51 AM

:( he was my favorite dj, I've seen him 3/4 times and each show was better than the next. RIP to one of the most underrated dj's around.

Posted by Reggy | September 13, 2011 12:04 PM

Damn. I listened to Lucky Boy when it first came out (accidental find) and thought it was great.

He seemed like a really open mided musician and made some great music.

RIP DJ Mehdi

Posted by Burg | September 13, 2011 1:52 PM

don't give me these bullshit "who" posts...a fucking musician died, have some goddamn respect...on that note, RIP to one of the finest members of Ed Banger crew...I can't believe he's gone :( I hope he died doing what he loved :(

Posted by frustrated with haters | September 13, 2011 5:17 PM

Uh.....Obviously he died doing what he loved. RIP

Posted by Anonymous | September 14, 2011 2:09 PM

r.i.p

Posted by Jake | February 10, 2014 6:33 PM

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