Podcast: A Tribute to DJ Mehdi

DJ Mehdi at Parklife Brisbane

Photo by Damien Radford at Brisbane Parklife 2010

I was at Parklife last year in Brisbane for work and as the other Lacoste wearing brown person in Queensland I kept getting mistaken for Mehdi at various pre-festival parties. As ridiculous as it was I was thinking if I could pull off a French accent, I could really clean up here. Later I did a brief interview with Mehdi, and ended up bumping into him a couple of times over following week or so. Though my encounters were brief, he really did come across as that good natured, good humoured person that you hear about from so many of the people that knew him well.

Last week when I heard the tragic news, I started going through the Mehdi stuff I had and collecting a few other bits. I ended up putting together this mix for the show, playing some of his older hip hop production, newer hip hoppy stuff, remixes and some of the original tracks he sampled. I am sure there are some better tributes other there like this one from Feadz and this hip hop mix by Abcdr du Son, but even so this is our hommage.

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Download: A Tribute to DJ Mehdi

Tracklist
Kourtrajmé & DJ Mehdi – My Time My Days
Jacksons – Great To Be Here
MC Solaar – Wonderbra
Ideal J – Ideal J (Featuring Hasheem & Zaharya)
Leon Haywood – I Wanna Do Something Freaky To You
DJ Mehdi – Lucky Girl feat. Fafi
Ghostface Killah – Charlie Brown (Dj Mehdi Remix Feat Mapei)
Notorious B.I.G. – Nasty Boy (Kourtrajmé & DJ Mehdi  ‘Le Cirque’ Remix)
Uffie – Pop the Glock (Dj Mehdi Edit)
Prince – Controversy
Dj Mehdi – I Am Somebody (feat. Chromeo)
Uffie – Wordy Rappinghood
Tom Tom Club – Wordy Rappinghood
Dj Mehdi – Breakaway
Shalamar – Full Of Fire
Nas – You Owe Me (Kourtrajmé & DJ Mehdi ‘Have Fun’ Remix)
Dj Mehdi – Anything Is Possible (Feat. Vinia Mojica)
Idéal J – Le Ghetto Français
Idéal J – Le Combat Continue
113 – Jack-potes
Karlito – Estelle
Stevie Wonder – Girl Blue
Santogold – Lights Out (Dj Medhi Remix)
Mapei – Public Enemy

Download: Ideal J – Ideal J Ft Hasheem & Zaharya (prod. DJ Mehdi)

Download: Nas – You Owe Me (DJ Mehdi ‘Have Fun’ Remix)

Listen: DJ Mehdi – Anything Is Possible Ft. Vinia Mojica | Buy Me

Listen: DJ Mehdi – Partir Ft. Diams | Buy Me

Podcast: Download our Mehdi Tribute Mix

For a better insight into his character a number of the people that have been touched more personally by Mehdi have written some very heartfelt tributes. Chromeo’s Dave 1 writes here about his memories of Mehdi. A-trak speaks here about the loss of a brother. And more locally, our friends, Levins speaks of his experiences with Mehdi at yolevins.com and Nina Las Vegas writes about Mehdi on the Mix Up blog.

2 responses to “Podcast: A Tribute to DJ Mehdi

  1. I hadn’t heard ‘Partir’ before today. What a gem – any idea where the sample (if it’s sampled) came from? It sounds like a mix of ‘Cinnamon and Clove’ by Sergio Mendes and Brazil 66 (noticed the hook from the Avalanches’ ‘Stay Another Season’). Anyway, I miss him that much more after hearing that. Thanks for posting.

  2. I am not sure where he got the sample from. But do let us know if you find out. The song is from his album (The Story of) Epsion. So much good music on their. Worth getting for sure!

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