Navid Izadi, California-based DJ and rapper, died in a plane crash

Navid Izadi Died - The California based DJ and rapper was a well-loved member of the global dance music community and had features with Wolf + Lamb, Soul Clap, PillowTalk, & more.

                            Navid Izadi, California-based DJ and rapper, died in a plane crash

Navid Izadi, an affiliate of Wolf + Lamb Records, Soul Clap Records and member of the Crew Love collective, has died at the age of 32. He was killed in a plane crash on Sunday, August 5, when the small Cessna 414 aircraft he was flying in crashed into a shopping center parking lot near John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California, about 30 miles south of Los Angeles. As reports, five passengers died in the crash, including Navid's mother. No bystanders were injured.  There's no word yet on the cause of the crash. 

Navid Izadi, real name Navid Hakimi, rose to prominence within the San Francisco rave scene as a producer and DJ and went on to have international success in his own right and as part of Crew Love. He has leant his vocals to tracks by Deniz Kurtel, Soul Clap and close friends PillowTalk and released on labels including Soul Clap Records, Wolf + Lamb Music, Psychemagik, Crosstown Rebels, KD Music and Touch Of Class Records.

Soul Clap member Eli Goldstein, who collaborated with Izadi on several tracks including the likes of 'Feelin' Purple' (which you can listen to below) offered his condolences via a statement to Resident Advisor. "Navid had a totally unique energy that you can feel in his music, but especially when you spent time with him," Goldstein said. "He was an old soul, with the spirit of a kid. Always beatboxing, rapping, telling stories, giving hugs, dancing. His vibe was infectious."

"As an original member of Crew Love, his music helped define our collective and his live performances and DJ sets always provided magical moments in our showcases and at any club or festival he touched down at," he added. "Beyond music he was a family man; he leaves behind his grandmother, brother and two-year-old son and countless deep friendships in the San Fransisco, LA and global dance music communities. Navid always gave so much love, and touched us all so deeply with his music and his spirit, he will truly be missed."

Navid Izadi was an incredibly popular and well-loved member of the global dance music community. Meaww's thoughts are with his close friends and family.