Zdar contributed in no small measure in uplifting the french music scene. from pioneering Paris electronic music scene known as French touch, to working with American stars like rapper Kanye West and J Zay on different projects.
Known by his collaborators for his joie de vivre, he once described his philosophy as a producer to the Fader magazine: “Some people want to go to the top of K2, but have a helicopter come and take them to the top, voilà! Me, I will be the alpinist. I will never be happy listening to the album finished without me having done all these things before, you know? It’s craftsmanship.”
His Friends and colleagues in the music industry paid tributes to their departed friend Colleague.
The Black Madonna, a muisc producer, called him “a visionary and tectonic force who shaped the geography of modern dance music”.
Producer Rostam Batmanglij, formerly of Vampire Weekend. said “Philippe Zdar was such a huge inspiration.
The Australian electronic band Cut Copy described Zdar as “a true original and unique talent who was involved in making our first album, as well as so many amazing records. Your energy and generosity will be sorely missed.”