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R.I.P. DJ Mehdi

Mehdi Favéris-Essadi — DJ Mehdi — the French hip-hop and electro music producer, has died in Paris at the age of 34.

There is no official cause of death, although it is being called an accident with multiple reports suggesting that he fell from a collapsed roof or terrace at his home in Paris.

Mehdi, one of the French underground hip hop scene’s premier producers,
has collaborated with acts including Daft Punk, Cassius, and Chromeo, amongst many others, and was signed to Ed Banger Records.  He was known for pushing musical boundaries, combining hip-hop, indie, and electronic genres, and for his string of successful albums and tours.

“Coming from a rap music background, it’s always nice to collaborate within other  genres…Paris is very inspiring because a lot of people are making great stuff, music and in other arts related fields also. My music and philosophies revolve around beats and blues, that’s how I would try to describe it.”

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