National Obituary Review

Dead Person of the Day – September 13 – DJ Medhi

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Today’s DPD comes direct from across the pond and has one of stranger endings I’ve seen in quite awhile.

DJ Mehdi grew up in the very ethnic burrow of northeast Paris – home to many north African emigrants. Mehdi himself was of Tunisian descent. The French music scene had a burgeoning electronic and hip-hop movements starting in the mid-late 90s which fused together through bands like Daft Punk. Mehdi was at the forefront of this movement and capitalized accordingly. Sadly, due to a freak sky light accident, the world won’t be able to continue to follow Mehdi’s trajectory of creativity. Luckily his work is well documented and I suggest you take some time to explore.


DJ Mehdi obituary

Gifted French DJ and music producer

DJ Mehdi, who has died aged 34 in a fall at his home, was a gifted club DJ and music producer who rose to international prominence after he signed to the Paris record label Ed Banger. His album Lucky Boy (2006) – the title reflecting his characteristic positivity – was the label’s first LP release, though Mehdi’s own career had begun a decade and a half earlier. Continue

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