The Electronic Music Community Just Lost A Maven—RIP DJ Mehdi


It’s with great sadness that I bring you the news that DJ Mehdi (born in 1977) has passed away at the very young age of 34. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mehdi Faveris-Essadi’s friends and family. There are a bunch of reports going around right now but nothing definitive. Several French media outlets are saying that Mehdi, along with two friends (whom are currently in the hospital) fell off the roof/mezzaine at his home in France. According to one report, the roof collapsed ... and that's what caused the DJ to fall.


The last time we had the pleasure of seeing DJ Mehdi was as Carte Blanche with collaborator Riton at this year’s Hard festival in Los Angeles. It was truly a memorable experience. Here's a Carte Blanche set from Red Bull Music Academy I found. We'll be listening with great sadness.

The opening tracks puts tears in my eyes...

The news was first revealed by DJ Cut Killer, who wrote on his Twitter account:

DJ Mehdi!!! There are no words to tell you the sorrow which I feel… A friend goes from there… Rest in peace fréro.

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