[caption id="attachment_13005" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="DJ Mehdi performs at the Electric Zoo, New York City, September 2010. Photo: Taylor Hill/Film Magic"][/caption]
Sad news out of France: Ed Banger's DJ Mehdi died at 34 earlier today. MTV News reports that the DJ was celebrating his 34th birthday when the rooftop he was on collapsed.
Over the years, DJ Mehdi performed and collaborated with numerous acts such as Daft Punk, Chromeo and Cassius as well as remixed songs for a diverse number of musicians, including Miike Snow, Architechture in Helsinki and Wayne Shorter.
Ed Banger is expected to release a statement later today.
[Listen to DJ Mehdi Essential Mix via Soundcloud.]