Tributes to Cassius DJ and producer Philippe Zdar, dead aged 50

Tributes to Cassius DJ and producer Philippe Zdar, dead aged 50

Cassius DJ and producer Philippe Zdar has died in Paris after an accidental fall from an apartment window. The news was confirmed by his agent in a statement sent to Pitchfork. He was 50 years old.

Zdar found success in the French house scene alongside Philippe Cerboneschi as part of Cassius, who gained widespread popularity with their unique fusion of house and disco. The late star was also known for his production work, specifically via collaborations with artists such as Kanye West and the Beastie Boys’ Mike D.

The DJ/producer’s death came just days before the release of the duo’s new album, Dreems. The group are signed to Justice/Love Supreme. Previously, they released the single Don’t Let Me Be, from the album.

People across the music industry are paying tribute to Zdar and his more than 20 years of contribution to music.

 

Story by Kayla Effner

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