Where: Hollywood, CA
Sorry, I haven’t been able to blog much due to busy schedule & or alcoholism. Lets spit about my favorite collection of artists, but first, RIP DJ Mehdi, you will be missed by many and thank you for your music.
Last Friday, all last minute, I hear of a SebastiAn gig up at Avalon in Hollywood. [Now for those of you who do NOT know what I’m talking about, SebastiAn is a French DJ who specializes in the genre of electro or French electro, which has a distinct twang to it. And this dude, is my personal FAVORITE DJ of ALL TIME] So I was ecstatic, no money, no way to get there, but I was willing and determined to overdraft my account and to go see that show. I put this out on a social network and received immediate response from my followers. I made a call to my #1 road dogs Keaton, and shit was all square, we were “doin dis”. I went to the show, and met up with a close hommie Steven, and my god was it worth it. He played ancient, present, and even new tracks of his repertoire. From what I remember, I heard; “Greel”, “Walking Machine”, “Tetra”, “Kindercut”, “Organia”, “Threnody”, “Dolami”, “Walkman”, “Cheap And Chearful”, “Dog” & “Ross Ross Ross”. All in all, epic show, shit was nuts! Most notably I remember talking to some dude (who’s name I’ve since forgotten) in the smoking section about meeting SebastiAn, and he told me how he met DJ Mehdi…[segway]…
DJ Mehdi passed away early Tuesday morning (9/13/11) after plunging to his death from atop a plexiglass roof at a party. I found it strange to see him trending on Twitter in the AM, because I had been listening to his work the night before (“Lucky Boy”). It wasn’t until after school, then a hectic work shift, and just before night class when I did my research and found out he had perished. Yesterday was a mournful one.