The French DJ/Producer DJ Mehdi has been reported dead, according to various French news sources. We must stress that it is still yet to be confirmed by his management or Ed Banger records, though it is sadly hard to see how the news is a fallacy given the information available.

Real name Mehdi Favéris-Essadi, he was a vibrant part of Ed Banger records and a pioneer in the field of electro-house and beatmaking. He was also half of house project Carte Blanche with Newcastle-born Riton.

Our thoughts of course go out to his friends and family. RIP.