The French touch is in mourning. Philippe Cerboneschi, known as "Zdar", a member of the Cassius duo, pioneer of French electro, DJ, composer, artistic director and personality among the most appreciated of the international pop scene, died Wednesday, June 19, at the 52 years old.

The accident occurred around 17:40, in the 18th arrondissement of Paris: an accidental fall from the balcony of his Paris apartment.

"He made an accidental fall, through the window of a high floor of a Parisian building," said Sebastien Farran, one of his managers. The accidental circumstances are also reminiscent of DJ Mehdi, a brother-in-arms also too fast in 2011.

A death that marked the world of French electronic music but also the current "French Touch" (The Funk Mob, Motorbass, Cassius).

One of the most beautiful discography

Awarded a Grammy in 2010 for his performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (2009), Zdar had one of the finest discography courses in France, collaborating with the Beastie Boys, Sebastian Tellier, Cat Power, Kindness, Lou Doillon, Franz Ferdinand, The Rapture, Hot Chip, between two albums for Cassius, the tandem he had formed with his friend Hubert Boom Bass. this son of Savoyard discovered and immersed himself in the arcane recording studios, and quickly crosses the path of Gainsbourg or Etienne Daho.

Alongside his sound engineer and mixer activities, Philippe Zdar will multiply the artistic projects.

"Dreems", fifth album of the Cassius duo.

The release of Cassius' new album, June 21, comes two days after the death of Philippe Cerboneschi said Zdar, half of the electro group he formed with Hubert Blanc-Francard.

This fifth album of the duo Cassius exudes a sensuality that had everything to swirl on the dancefloor our summer.

"The beach is never very far from the turntables. As Vedra or Summer's "balearic" spray suggests, before English-speaking Owlle can boast the sex appeal of Do not Let Me Be or the more pop dreams of Dreams and Walking in the Sunshine. "

Alex Kapranos, singer of Franz Ferdinand, said he was "totally devastated" by the loss of his friend. The French DJ had collaborated with the rock band for their latest song "Always Ascending".

American DJ The Black Madonna pays tribute on Twitter to "a visionary who shaped the global landscape of modern dance music.»

Larry Ricky for DayNewsWorld