He was a pivotal figure in French Touch...

Cassius producer Philippe Zdar has died.

The electronic musician formed one half of Cassius, a vital partnership during the emergence of French Touch.

Fusing cutting edge house and techno with an older disco flavour, their fun, frisky style won international acclaim.

Philippe Zdar went on to become a sought after studio figure, working with Phoenix, Cat Power, The Rapture, and even Kanye West.

Cassius re-united last year, and their new album 'Dreems' was due to land tomorrow - June 21st - amid pre-release acclaim.

Tragically, Philippe Zdar has died, with Pitchfork reporting a statement from his management that he fell accidentally from a building in Paris.

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