Tributes are pouring in from the world’s dance music community, expressing shock and sadness over the death of French producer and Ed Banger crew member, DJ Mehdi. Mehdi, who always was an important person to the Electronic Beats family, was celebrating the birthday of Carte Blanche partner Riton, when a Plexiglas mezzanine on which Mehdi and others were standing on collapsed.
Amongst the hundreds of messages from fans and artists, past collaborators such as Chromeo tweeted “We lost our brother. No words” whereas Riton said via Twitter “I just want everyone to know that we were all laughing our asses off 1/2 second before the accident and simon alegia and louise are all well”. A very sad day indeed for dance music.
Enjoy this selection of some of Mehdi’s finest moments below – our thoughts go out to his friends and family.
UPDATE: Mehdi’s label Ed Banger Records and Because Music filed this official statement: “It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our friend DJ Mehdi. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones.“
Published September 14, 2011.