1. Post #1
    JackDestiny's Avatar
    May 2007
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    Update:
    It has been announce today that DJ Mehdi has tragically died in Paris after a roof collapsed. Aged 34 Mehdi was celebrating the birthday of his Carte Blanche partner Riton (Henry Smithson), when the rooftop collapse, leaving several others seriously injured. Riton is believed to be unharmed after being the only one to not fall through the roof.



    Goddamnit, he was so good and talented. What a loss :(
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    IAmIchigo's Avatar
    April 2010
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    i was just notified by deadmau5 on my facebook came here too see if it was true :(
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    April 2005
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    Why was he on a roof? Putting out a fire or just raising it?
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  5. Post #5
    The Union Jack would look a shit ton better with a Hammer and Sickle in the middle of it
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    November 2007
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    huge inspiration to the french house scene and pretty much all modern music. rip
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    August 2011
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    Wow, can't say how many times i've pumped mehdi stuff in my car.
    Just seems like the right place to have him heard.

    Was one of my fave djs on ed banger records
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  7. Post #7
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    February 2008
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    Legend.
    Sad day.
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    February 2005
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    To be honest I find this to be pretty awful house, but if he has worked with Daft Punk he has my respect.
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    January 2005
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    DJ Mehdi fell off the roof? No, scratch that, the roof collapsed, then he fell.
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    To be honest I find this to be pretty awful house, but if he has worked with Daft Punk he has my respect.
    He also worked with justice and sebastiAn

    Also, didn't know MR. oizo was on ed banger :p

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    August 2008
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    best music video ever

    well okay hyperbole but it's still awesome
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    August 2011
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    I haven't watched that vid, is that signature? One of his best songs.

    also, signature isn't house, it's french electro.
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    french electro.
    that sounds like a dumb subcategory. why does the nation matter? i'd just call it electro house as a broader category
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    The nation matters because it's part of the classification. Different regions have different sounding music of the same genre. Not to mention the French are essentially the trend-setters when it comes to modern electronic music.
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    August 2008
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    yeh fair enough

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    Noooooooo

  17. Post #17
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    November 2008
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    Ed Banger will never be the same without him; he was Busy P's right hand man and best friend.

    R.I.P Mehdi

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    that sounds like a dumb subcategory. why does the nation matter? i'd just call it electro house as a broader category
    It is sort of like a subgenre, however i'd prefer to categorize it as a specific sound of electro.
    All types of electro has it's own sound, and the sound deffers by region of the world. French elctro is going to sound different from underground UK electro and so on.

    Electronic music in france, is much like the french fashion industry. It's very trendy and while its very popular, also has an extensive underground image.

  19. Post #19
    Mr.Haughty's Avatar
    February 2011
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    Repose en paix.
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    November 2008
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    What of Carte Blanche now? No one can replace him :(

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    that sounds like a dumb subcategory. why does the nation matter? i'd just call it electro house as a broader category
    Because it is "French house", which is different to house music or other house music genres like Chicago house.


    Such a shame he has died really, I didn't realise till I looked him up a little while ago that I have listened and liked so much stuff he has had an involvement in.
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    March 2009
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    God damnit, I just saw it on facebook, and decided to make a thread about it.

    He has my respect.
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    September 2008
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    Ed Banger will never be the same mark my words.
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  24. Post #24
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    April 2010
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    What the fuck... this is terrible. I loved Dj Mehdi, brilliant artist. I saw him live in Brooklyn for my 18th birthday; can't believe he is dead. The concert was mostly filled with a lot of disinterested Brooklyn hipsters, but I really enjoyed myself and I waved and made a rock on sign to Mehdi and he waved back. He was a really chill dude and talented artist. What a loss to the Ed Banger crew and electronic music in general. Rest in peace, Mehdi.
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  25. Post #25
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    November 2008
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    Chromeo postponed their show because of his death, and will be playing "I Am Somebody" first thing when they go on.