DJ Mehdi dead at 34
The man known to dance music fans across the world as DJ Mehdi has passed away. Reports from Resident Advisor indicate Mehdi Favéris-Essadi, 34, fell through the roof of his home with several friends as they were celebrating producer Riton's birthday. All but Riton fell, and the others were hospitalized.
Riton and Mehdi made up the 'Carte Blanche' moniker, and a tour promoting the duo brought them to Minneapolis at the 7th St Entry last summer.
Mehdi was widely respected as a collaborator with house giants Daft Punk and Cassius, and he was a bright spot on popular French record label Ed Banger.
News of Mehdi's death circulated on Twitter this morning via a tweet by friend DJ Cut Killer , followed by stateside electro duo Chromeo, who worked with Medhi on "I Am Somebody" in 2006. A slew of electronic music labels, magazines and fans are also tweeting about the loss.
We lost our brother. No words.
It's really terrible to hear the news about the untimely death of DJ Mehdi. RIP.
DJ Mehdi and Busy P
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