Philippe Zdar—legendary producer, DJ, and one-half of French electronic duo Cassius—died yesterday at age 52. Since the news of his death broke, countless artists have taken to social media to pay homage to the late icon of French house music, including Cat Power, Chromeo, Hudson Mohawke, the Black Madonna, Savages’ Jehnny Beth, Hot Chip, Franz Fredinand’s Alex Kapranos, Mark Ronson, and more. Phoenix posted an uncaptioned black square on Instagram. Find tributes below.
In addition to releasing Cassius albums for the past 20 years alongside partner Hubert Blanc-Francard (aka Boom Bass), Zdar worked with a who’s-who of artists including Phoenix, Beastie Boys, Cat Power, Franz Ferdinand, Air, Chromeo, Bloc Party, and many others.
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