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At the age of 34, DJ Mehdi, electronic music and hip-hop producer, died in an unfortunate accident at his house last night. According to the French media, he was standing on the mezzanine of his Parisian home when it suddenly collapsed. Accompanied by three other people, they would still be hospitalized at the moment.
From Tunisian decent, Mehdi Faveris-Essadi has always been a talented music freak. He started to spin on his father’s turntables at the age of 12 years old and never stopped since.
Mehdi started out as a producer for hip-hop artists in the 90s, notably for the famous group 113, and was known as the DJ for Different Teep and Ideal J.
Later on, he became more and more interested in electronic music. After Pedro Winters signed him with Ed Banger Records, he released the “Lucky Boy” album in 2006 and joined the French electro elite working with Justice, Daft Punk, Uffie, and SebastiAn.
DJ Mehdi grew in this family and showed his talent through many artistic collaborations such as the famous duet Carte blanche including Henry Riton and himself. He also co-founded the Club 75 regrouping Justice, Cassius, and Daft Punk on international tours.
At 4 a.m. last night, DJ CutKiller posted the first tweet announcing Mehdi’s tragic death, “Dj Mehdi !!! there are no words for expressing the sadness I feel… a friend is gone…rest in peace bro”. The electronic scene is in shock! All of his collaborators and friends have been continuously posting messages on Twitter and Facebook honoring his memory. Very close to Chromeo after they came up with the song “I am Somebody”, he wrote “We lost our brother. No words”. Him and his brother A-track are now flying to Paris.(neontommy report)
DJ Mehdi (feat Chromeo) – ‘I Am Somebody’
Dj Mehdi – Signatune (T. Bangalter Edit) (Official Video)