News

R.I.P. DJ Mehdi

on September 13, 2011, 9:23am

dj mehdi1 R.I.P. DJ Mehdi

Mehdi Favéris-Essadi, the 34-year-old French-born producer better known as DJ Mehdi, has reportedly died.

Update: Mehdi’s publicist has confirmed the tragic news, though his cause of death remains unknown. According to TMZ, French news outlets are reporting that Medhi fell from a roof at his home last night.

The news was first revealed by DJ Cut Killer, who wrote on his Twitter account, “DJ Mehdi !!! There are no words to tell you the sorrow which I feel… A friend goes from there… Rest in peace fréro.” Montreal electro-duo Chromeo and rapper Drake tweeted similar messages.

Born in Paris, Mehdi first gained notoriety as producer of the group 113. He would later sign with French electro label Ed Banger Records and went on to release a number of solo albums, in addition to collaborations with the likes of Chromeo, Cassius, and Carte Blanche. He was also a member of the DJ collective known as “Club 75″ which includes Cassius, Busy P, and Justice’s Xavier de Rosnay. Below, you can stream his 2007 single “I Am Somebody”.

6 comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Anonymous
October 5, 2011 at 8:02 pm

A friend just told me about this too, frenchelectro. This is truly tragic, and such a HUGE loss for the industry. RIP, DJ Mehdi. You are missed already.  I’m adding him to this list of the world’s best DJs – IMO he deserves a place of honor on it.

http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-djs-in-the-world-1

Anonymous
September 27, 2011 at 11:28 pm

just found out about it.. so sad! RIP DJ Mehdi

price m.
September 13, 2011 at 3:29 pm

you will be missed :(

Anonymous
September 13, 2011 at 2:31 pm

so sad these young talents just dying like wow

Faceless Technologies
September 13, 2011 at 2:00 pm

RIP Sir…

boom935
September 13, 2011 at 1:43 pm

RIP Mehdi. 

FYI, Chromeo is from Montreal.