Wow, I hate to hear about new music this way, but the influential DJ Mehdi of Paris has died at the tragically young age of 34.
The quick background on his short life, “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.”
I’ve given his 2006 release ‘Lucky Boy’ a listen after grabbing it from Beatport, he had some great moves. Checkout a DJ Mehdi mix from earlier this year below.
Then checkout DJ Mehdi ‘Signatune’ Remixed by Thomas Bangalter (Daft Punk) with a great video directed by Romain Gavras - quality stuff all around, glad he was able to create and share as much as he did…but 34 is way too young.