As a fan of Nils Frahm, Petit Biscuit (real name Mehdi Benjelloun) excels in giving sampled voices a unique treatment. Mehdi records sounds with his friends, then edits and mixes them until they become autonomous instruments.
Thanks to years of training at the Conservatory (French classical music school), Mehdi learned the cello, piano and guitar as well as music theory. In turn, Petit Biscuit is able to play all the parts present in his songs in the studio and on stage. His live show is where he truly shines, bridging acoustic and electronic music together.
Petit Biscuit brings his audience with him in a vibrant odyssey, with his songs displaying an exotic sensibility while being strangely familiar to the ear.
His tracks started to travel too, being shared organically by millions of listeners: ‘Sunset Lover’ already has over 50+ million streams globally, and is being added to several highly-followed playlists. As of early September, the track is in the Spotify France top20 charts and Shazam France top100, although radio support there is only starting now. Great tastemaker radios have also played it all over the world : Beats1 (Apple Music), BBC1 (UK), TripleJ (Australia), PureFM (Belgium), Couleur3 (Switzerland), P3 (Sweden)…
North American Tour:
8/02 @ 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
8/03 @ Terminal West – Atlanta, GA
8/04 @ Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY
8/05 @ Osheaga Festival – Montreal, QC
8/08 @ Gothic – Denver, CO
8/09 @ Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
8/10 @ The Warfield – San Francisco, CA
8/11 @ The Novo – Los Angeles, CA
8/12 @ North Park Observatory – San Diego, CA
8/13 @ Summer Set Music & Camping Festival – Somerset, WI