DJ Mehdi was one of the Coolest Cat’s in the house music biz and it is with great sadness the Drop Media today must report his far too early passing, at age 34. He rolled with the Ed Banger Records crew, with side projects like Carte Blanche and Club 75. I am honored to have seen this incredible performer three times this summer, twice as a solo act and once as Carte Blanche. All of the Members of the Drop Crew have incredibly fond memories of seeing DJ Mehdi, ranging from the NYC Mad Decent Block Party, the Ed Banger 7th Anniversary show in NYC to Electric Zoo 2009, the latter two shows very early in our own house music obsessions. All of the members of the drop crew have met DJ Mehdi more than once, and every time he has a smile on his face, and is simply trying to please his fans, it is so rare we get a DJ and Producer with such talent who feels that way. We want to leave you today with perhaps the beat DJ Medhi will always be remembered the most for, a very genuine and heartfelt Rest In Peace.
The Drop Crew’s last time ever seeing Mehdi was at Le bain at The Standard Hotel, NYC. What a ridiculous night that was, we got to see Mehdi, chill with him by Le bain’s pools, sippin on drinks and shooting the shit like no other. It was just amazing to be around people like him along with Busy P, Laidback Luke, and Armand Van Helden. I will always remember Mehdi, he was the first Dj I (Ro) personally got to experience live. It was his massive set with Ed Banger partner, Busy P. These two threw down a show that I will never forget, I cannot tell you how amazing he is when he gets up on stage, his passion, charisma, and pure stage presence just transcends all others. This man’s life came to an end too soon, but his music will always remain immortal. Please show tribute to this incredible DJ/producer and check out his incredible music. You can download both Mehdi and Busy’s live set together here: http://www.ump3.de/audio/
I also want to share just one of my personal favorites of the artists, his track “Signatune (Thomas Bangalter Edit)” and “I Am Somebody (Paris Version)”
Signatune (Thomas Bangalter Edit):
DJ Mehdi- I Am Somebody (Paris Version)
Download: DJ Mehdi- I Am Somebody (Paris Version)
-Cuervo, Black Dada, Ro, and Spurge