DJ and producer Philippe Zdar, known for his work as half of the French house Cassius, and production work with a brilliant array of names of big names, died after an accidental fall from a building in Paris, confirmed his agent
made an accidental fall through the window on a high floor of a Parisian building, "Sebastian Farran said without giving any further details.
Cassius, Phillip Zard and Hubert Blanc-Franz, also known as Boom Bass, helped to introduce a decade of French-funk breaks and a filtered discotheque to the world dance music scene. Together with teams such as Bob Sinclar, Daphne Punk and Stardust, they played a role in healing old-fashioned writing from which electronic music producers have read.
Bored with a straightforward approach to the battle, they grasped deep in their collective influences of hip-hop, Detroit techno, Minneapolis funk, New York electro and Disco, and filled the party with their restless
But it's easy to forget that before the original album of Cassius, 1
Zard continued to build a brilliant career as a solo producer, working with various acts like Beastie Boys, Phoenix and Cat Power.
The shocking news is even more tragic, considering that Zard was really at the peak of his power; Cassius's latest album, Dreems, will be released on Friday. Zard also produced Hot Chip's last album, A Bath Full of Ecstasy, also Friday.
Stars from the electronic music world were shocked and sad about the news of Zard's death. You can read a series of their honors below.
He mixes Needy Girl & Rage for the release of Euro on our first album. Then he mixes the entire Fancy Footwork album. Then Business Casual. He played a huge role in the development of our sound. We are devastated. RIP Philippe Zdar from Cassius, Motorbass and La Funk Mob, a true musical genius. pic.twitter.com/Y7pNmzREytJune 20, 2019
Wake up with the sad news that Philip Zard died. He has always been such a great inspiration to me as part of Cassius but also as a mix engineer. The world lost one of the most talented, humble and good musicians last night. My thoughts come to his relatives. .T pic.twitter.com/9eNqShvDKqJun 20, 2019
RIP Phillip Zard. Thank you for touching us and many other people with your incredible music. 🙏🏼 20 June, 2019
I just talked 2u brother, and was so kind to agree to have a horse with me for a sigh FOFRADIO I'll really miss you .. love you brotha Rest in strength Philip Zden 45 20 June 2019
He can not understand the news about Philip Zard. Absolute musical genius and one of the best guys you can meet. Such a sad day. 20 June, 2019
@CASSIUSOFFICIAL Curse … Peace Peace Philip is so sick. We met twice, for the first time in Daft Traxx in the glorious days, remember a great sense of humor … https://t.co/I9A20ETG3DJune 20, 2019
So sad to hear about the passage of the legendary #filippezdar of @CASSIUSOFFICIAL. Genuine original and unique talent involved in creating our first album, and so many incredible recordings. Your energy and generosity will be missed. RIP brozeur xxx ❤️❤️❤️ June 20, 2019