Tuesday, September 13, 2011

RIP DJ Mehdi

RA 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 through the roof of his home with several friends, three of whom have been hospitalized. Paris's 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 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, and we wish a speedy recovery to everyone injured in the accident."

We had the pleasure of seeing the French DJ spin twice in the last six months, and it is to be his legacy that he was unrivaled in style and skill on the decks.  However, Mehdi was more than an excellent DJ and producer.  He was a great man and incredibly humble and warm individual.  Our thoughts go out to his friends and family as well as those of the individuals involved in the accident.

Support the late producer and his family on beatport and check out DJ Mehdi's Tunisian Summer Mix here.



  1. :( so sad. 'Lucky Boy' was one of the first electronic albums I ever bought. it's hard to imagine he's gone. His influence will live on for a long, long time. RIP

  2. RIP. Merci pour la musique.