Recorded over the course of the past year, 17 year-old wunderkind French producer Petit Biscuit —a.k.a. Mehdi Benjelloun — wrote, produced and mixed debut album Presence completely independently, finding time between high school exams and a rampant international touring schedule. Featuring first single Waterfall which has amassed over seven million streams, the album is Petit Biscuit’s complete creative vision and includes contributions from Bipolar Sunshine and Panama in addition to Lido.
Presence is the first body of work from Petit Biscuit (\pə.ti bis.kɥi\) since the release of his debut EP featuring smash hit Sunset Lover, which was released in 2015 when he was only 15 and has been streamed more than 350 million times to date.
The album was mastered by legendary engineer Chab (Daft Punk, Air, Sebastien Tellier) in a nod to the forefathers of French dance music. A classically trained musician from a young age, Petit Biscuit plays piano, guitar, cello and more, and began experimenting with electronics to form his signature sound at age 11. Presence is heavily informed by his schooling, combining acoustic elements with innovative electronic production and his trademark vocal manipulations.