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Philippe Zdar, of Cassius, has died. RIP.
Old 20th June 2019
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Philippe Zdar, of Cassius, has died. RIP.

My french is poor, but from the link below, it appears he fell from the 11th floor of an apartment building Wednesday night.

https://www.lemonde.fr/culture/artic...8751_3246.html
RIP

I loved 1999 back when it came out.

Old 20th June 2019
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RIP

That's very sad. I loved Cassius...

Old 20th June 2019
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A very important man who mixed or otherwise worked on many albums I grew up with. Shaping me and my own tastes, in part.

Qu'il repose en paix
Old 20th June 2019
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RIP Zdar
Old 20th June 2019
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RIP my friend...
Old 20th June 2019
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Rest in Peace
merci pour la musique
Old 20th June 2019
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Awful news. I'd just like to point out that his name is spelled "Philippe."
The least we can do is get his name right.
Old 20th June 2019
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totally devastated
r.i.p. zdar
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So sad to hear. Seemed like such a bold, inventive, talented guy. There are some great youtube videos of him I've enjoyed.
Old 20th June 2019
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A constant of my youth. Usually, celebrity deaths do not phase me that much but this one does :(
Rest in peace.
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Totally shocked cassius 1999 is my favourite CD too drive too.. Next time I goto work ill have it on extra loud

I always thought he never got the credit or respect he deserved. Daft punk are great but it seems they get all the glory and all the hype and it never filters down onto other great French house acts.
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Originally Posted by Reptil View Post
Rest in Peace
merci pour la musique
Have u got the full video link please I've never seen it before his studio is mind blowing
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Have u got the full video link please I've never seen it before his studio is mind blowing
Old 20th June 2019
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R.I.P.
Old 20th June 2019
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That's terrible.....so sad.
He will be remembered for all the good things he brought us.
His studio and music is a true inspiration for me.
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Brilliant many thanks
Old 20th June 2019
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What a shock, talented guy.
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Very sad to hear that :( Rest in peace, Philippe
Old 21st June 2019
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My condolences to all who lost him.
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How the F do you "fall from a building"? Am i the only one thinking this sounds fishy??
Old 21st June 2019
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Only 52 years old. So sad.... R.I.P



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How the F do you "fall from a building"? Am i the only one thinking this sounds fishy??
It was actually the railing of the balcony he was standing on that broke. Eerily , it was the same circumstances that lead to DJ Mehdi's (a close collaborator of Zdar and part of his Ed Banger label) death many years ago . The glass mezannine he was standing on in his appartment with 2 other people broke and they fell thru it.

Paris ( and many parts of old Europe ) has unfortunately many very old buildings that are dangerously close to breaking apart at whim...
Old 21st June 2019
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New Cassius album “Dreems” just dropped.

Here’s a single.

Old 22nd June 2019
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfnPCymwl9k

Such a great musician.

I still remember sitting out the front of a club having a smoke with a few mates when this first came out. Such a great house track back then that still holds it own today.
Old 22nd June 2019
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RIP

Philippe Zdar Lecture (Rome 2004) | Red Bull Music Academy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuRjZLS63vQ
Old 24th June 2019
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< moving this thread to the obituaries part of Gearslutz >
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Quote:
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Only 52 years old. So sad.... R.I.P




It was actually the railing of the balcony he was standing on that broke.
Where did you find this info?
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