News is circulating on Twitter that DJ Mehdi (pictured above) has passed away.
The French DJ/producer, real name Mehdi Favéris-Essadi, was a core member of Paris’s Ed Banger crew, and most recently had been collaborating with Riton on ghetto-house project Carte Blanche. FACT hasn’t seen any official statement on this tragic death, nor heard anything of how it happened, but a tweet from Mehdi’s old friend, French hip-hop DJ Cut Killer, suggests that the news is, regrettably, true:
“Dj Mehdi !!! il n’y a pas de mots pour vous dire la peine que je ressens …. un ami s en vas ….repose en paix fréro”
• DJ Mehdi: http://www.myspace.com/djmehdi