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Goodbye Prince Mehdi

16 September 2011

The worst thing about having to say goodbye to DJ Mehdi,  one of our French music references,  is painfully realizing how young he was and all the projects & amazing music he could have done (and was preparing)… so much we’ll miss from now on…

Born in Hauts-de-Seine the northwestern suburbs of Paris, Mehdi Favéris-Essadi became quickly known as one of the thinking heads of the EdBanger French label but his hip-hop roots (DJ for Different Teep (ex-group of Manu Key & Lil Jahson), Ideal J and former member of the collective the Mafia K’1 Fry) and love to mix & mash all music genres made of him one of the most inspiring figures in the European electro & “disco-hop” scene. The last time we talked about him he was bringing new disco sounds with his Brit friend Riton as Carte Blanche.

Apparently Mehdi and some friends were on the roof last Tuesday of his home in Paris celebrating the birthday of Riton. Mehdi received a fatal injury and three others were hospitalized after the roof collapsed. We’ll see you at the other side prince.

Mix DJ Mehdi - Naissance d'un Prince
Mix DJ Mehdi - Naissance d'un Prince

The nice people @ abcdr paid him a tribute with a dedicated mix early this year (Bachir & Slurg) with a great selection of french rap… unmissable, you can listen to and download it on their website. You can always go for the youtube playlist

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Gare du Nord

14 May 2010

The “Gare du Nord” in Paris is one of the neuralgic transport hubs in the French capital…. so many films, riots, bomb threats… so many TGVs & underground trains per minute…. for us, today, it shall be Carte Blanche’s latest song.

Carte Blanche is the duo formed by Parisian DJ Medhi and Englishman Riton, an explosive combination behind this “Gare du Nord”. The clilp (by Marco dos Santos and Julien Demond) is an adapted version of a retro dancefloor video (quite famous btw).

Their EP “Black Billionaires” shall be available on May 31st on the hip Parisian label Ed Banger (you know… the ones behind Justice, DJ Mehdi, Mr Oizo and all that “cool” group of cr** friends we honestly can’t live without. It was about time they released something new & decent!!

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