DJ Mehdi is dead

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UPDATE: There has been confirmation overnight from DJ Mehdi’s publicists that the French performer has indeed died. The information indicates that Mehdi was killed at his home in Paris after the roof above his studio collapsed and he fell to his death.

Reports are streaming in across the internet tonight that French DJ, producer and musician DJ Mehdi has died at the unfortunately young age of 34. As difficult as that is to believe, message sent across Twitter from Mehdi’s DJ peers seem to lend credence to the sad news.

While we wait for an official statement from Ed Banger and DJ Mehdi’s management a lone French news outlet has published their own report confirming the DJ’s death, and with the assistance of Google Translate it alleges that the well loved Frenchman died from “an accident”.

At this stage that’s all the information that inthemix has to go upon and we will update this story with any further information that comes to hand confirming or debunking the distressing news of Mehdi’s passing.

Working regularly as a DJ, producer and remixer before finding international acclaim as an integral member of Pedro Winter’s Ed Banger label roster, DJ Mehdi released his Lucky Boy album in 2006 before kicking off the Carte Blanche collaboration with Riton, with which he championed a return to classic house sounds. He was due to play in Australia this summer as a part of the Summadayze and Summafieldayze festival tours.

Herve: “I can’t believe mehdi may be dead. Hand on heart one of the best men I met in dance music. This seems impossible??”

Rory Phillips: “Saw you just last week with the biggest of smiles and the heartiest of hugs. Can’t believe it. Rest in peace, friend.”

Zombie Nation: “One of the finest people has left. Bye my friend.”

Levins: “Every time he returned to Sydney he would ask about every single person he met at that first show. He was so genuine and sincere. A gent.”

Chromeo: “We lost our brother. No words.”

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djbricksta

djbricksta said on the 13th Sep, 2011

We have lost a legend today

thesuntoucher

thesuntoucher said on the 13th Sep, 2011

It's a sad day to lose such a great artist... RIP

cheechvda

cheechvda said on the 13th Sep, 2011

Terrible news. was just listening a Carte Blanche mix as I read about this. They are shoes that cant be filled.. Such an individual style and sound.

daverh

daverh said on the 13th Sep, 2011

It's just unbelievable.

SlicyDicer

SlicyDicer said on the 13th Sep, 2011

What the fuck? :(

awful news

daveyac8881

daveyac8881 said on the 13th Sep, 2011

:( Good I happened to wander past his set by accident and catch most of it. Was hoping I'd get to see him again. Rest in Peace.

daverh

daverh said on the 13th Sep, 2011

As I understand it he fell off the roof of his house. Shocking stuff.

Matthew de Groot

Matthew de Groot said on the 13th Sep, 2011

RIP, only saw he once, but it was a very good once.

shaway

shaway said on the 13th Sep, 2011

He is a DJ/producer who for years i have drawn inspiration from when DJing. I am gutted

eddy96

eddy96 said on the 13th Sep, 2011

incredible dj and producer... we have lost a legend. RIP DJ Mehdi

beaumont_music

beaumont_music said on the 13th Sep, 2011

ridiculously sad right now.. :(

sizmos

sizmos said on the 13th Sep, 2011

first time i saw him was space ibiza, such a legend, just tore the place apart, such a shame to lose a dj of his calibre

special ed

special ed said on the 13th Sep, 2011

shit! not the first thing you want to read of a morning :( R.I.P

davecw

davecw said on the 13th Sep, 2011

:( horrible.

I used to love that french sound back in the day. Mehdi was pretty sick.

lemonlime

lemonlime said on the 13th Sep, 2011

Very sad news, RIP DJ Mehdi

J0rdz

J0rdz said on the 14th Sep, 2011

Apparent killed in an accident on stage when part of the roof fell or something. So dreadful :( :(

mentalyst

mentalyst said on the 14th Sep, 2011

He was apparently on his roof/mezanine celebrating a bday when it collapsed and he fell through. It wasn't at a gig.

Blaise

Blaise said on the 14th Sep, 2011

Absolutely devastated, he was such a inspiration to my french electro discography!

ravelikespastic

ravelikespastic said on the 14th Sep, 2011

Oh my god this is devistating, he was so young.

Morecowbell

Morecowbell said on the 14th Sep, 2011

Can't believe it. Mehdi was such an inspiration to myself and so many around me, as well as thousands more no doubt. An incredible producer, DJ and all-round nice-guy.

theHordern

theHordern said on the 14th Sep, 2011

heavy. hard to comprehend.

beyondandabove

beyondandabove said on the 14th Sep, 2011

Poor bloke saw him a couple of years ago and he was such an enthusiastic DJ. Displayed such an obvious joy of what he was doing. He will be missed RIP

Offtapia

Offtapia said on the 14th Sep, 2011

One of my inspirations :( RIP MEHDI....

edbanging

edbanging said on the 14th Sep, 2011

This is very very sad. He was a true gentlemen, and a master at his trade. RIP.

Conor-

Conor- said on the 14th Sep, 2011

Never really got into him, but to hear people say what they have about him, this is a terrible blow for EDM and especially French House, at a time when we needed a true gentleman to pioneer the sound.
Terrible.

Romie

Romie said on the 14th Sep, 2011

RIP, why couldnt god take the stafford brothers instead...

ticketsplease

ticketsplease said on the 15th Sep, 2011

http://soundcloud.com/borisfromhamburg/dj-mehdi-and-riton-live-at

Kid Creme

Kid Creme said on the 15th Sep, 2011

I hear his latest E.P brought the house down.