Details at this point are extremely scarce, though it has been said that
the DJ and producer fell to his death from a mezzanine along with two
friends, both of whom have been hospitalized. Paris Social Club posted
this message on itsFacebook page
this afternoon: "Following the death of DJ Mehdi, we have made the
exceptional decision to close the club tonight. An evening of silence
in honor of the artist. Thank you for not commenting on this status."
Mehdi Favéris-Essadi was born in 1977 in the suburbs of Paris. He got
his start as a hip-hop producer, and found his signature sound by
combining the style and attitude of hip-hop with elements of electro and
house. Arguably his most important break came in 2006 when he released
his albumLucky Boyon Ed Banger Records, the Parisian label that
would be his home for the rest of his career. Over the years he
collaborated with the likes of Daft Punk, Cassius and Chromeo. His most
recent project was a collaboration with Riton called Carte Blanche.
DJ Mehdi is survived by his wife, the French model and artist Fafi. Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this time.