Philippe Zdar

Real Name:
Philippe Cerboneschi
French electronic producer, sound engineer, and studio owner.

Born: 28 January 1967 in Aix-les-Bains, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France.
Died: 19 June 2019 in Paris, France (aged 52).

Philippe Cerboneschi, professionally known as Philippe Zdar or just Zdar, was a producer, sound engineer and the owner of Motorbass Studio. He was a key figure of the 'French Touch' (aka Filter House) scene, first as member of Motorbass, then La Funk Mob and Cassius with Hubert Blanc-Francard. Zdar and Hubert Blanc-Francard met when Zdar was the assistant of Hubert's father Dominique Blanc-Francard at Studio Plus XXX.
His nickname Zdar is in reference to the actor Robert J. Zdarsky, also called Z'dar.

He died suddenly after accidentally falling through a window from a high floor in a Parisian building.

Singles & EPs

SLD 051 EP, DIFB 1031, 451.1031.134 Philippe Zdar - Poisoned / Audio Galaxy album art Philippe Zdar & Etienne De Crécy / Etienne De Crécy Philippe Zdar & Etienne De Crécy / Etienne De Crécy - Poisoned / Audio Galaxy(10", EP) Disques Solid, Different, PIAS France SLD 051 EP, DIFB 1031, 451.1031.134 France 2004 Sell This Version
TURBO 029 Philippe Zdar - Don't U Want album art Zdar* Don't U Want Turbo TURBO 029 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
530 379-8 Philippe Zdar - Make My Day (Haunting) album art Eyerer & Chopstick Feat. Zdar* Eyerer & Chopstick Feat. Zdar* - Make My Day (Haunting) (Single, Maxi) Superstar Recordings 530 379-8 France 2007 Sell This Version
SEEKD024 Philippe Zdar - Showtime The Remixes album art Modfunk Feat. Zdar (Cassius)* Modfunk Feat. Zdar (Cassius)* - Showtime The Remixes(4xFile, EP) Seek Records SEEKD024 Poland 2009

DJ Mixes

MIXMAG 11/09 Philippe Zdar - Club 75  album art Cassius, Justice (3), Busy P & DJ Mehdi Present Club 75 Mixed Live By Zdar Of Cassius* Cassius, Justice (3), Busy P & DJ Mehdi Present Club 75 Mixed Live By Zdar Of Cassius* - Club 75 (CD, Mixed, Dis) Mixmag MIXMAG 11/09 UK 2009 Sell This Version
TSUGI 37 Philippe Zdar - Transfunk  2011 album art Zdar* Transfunk 2011(CD, Comp, Mixed, Promo) Tsugi TSUGI 37 France 2011 Sell This Version

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April 6, 2021
Respect to Zdar, great memories along with your music ...RIP


June 30, 2019
R.I.P Philippe & thank you for so much truly great music. You will be missed


June 20, 2019
Sad news :( an artist with few real peers and a huge contributor to and influence on the direction of music of the last three decades. Ravers Suck Our Sound, this news sucks and makes this old raver sad.

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