Petit Biscuit

The Bowery Presents:

Petit Biscuit

Daktyl

Thu, August 3, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Terminal West

Atlanta, GA

$22 ADV

This event is 18 and over

Petit Biscuit
Petit Biscuit
Petit Biscuit (\pә.ti bis.kɥi\) is a 17 year old electronic music producer from France, keen to take on the world. After picking up the cello at age 5 and entering French classical music school the Conservatoire soon after, things heated up when Petit Biscuit got his first PC at 11. Editing and mixing all the sounds of his tracks himself, he excels in creating unmistakable chopped and twisted vocal leads. His first tracks got him an impressive following on SoundCloud and YouTube early on. Now with the release of his debut EP in May 2016, the delicate music of the young prodigy has started to spread like wildfire. The song "Sunset Lover", heady and recognizable among thousands, acts as its spearhead.

Mehdi, as he's known by his friends, draws from both his "real" instruments and the unusual and autonomous digital sounds he creates. On stage, Petit Biscuit plays as many real­time parts as he can, while carried away by the machines he programs. The stunning live show combines analog and electronic, interplaying sounds, videos and lights. Petit Biscuit takes his public with him into a vibrant odyssey, and plunges it into an atmosphere that feels both familiar and exotic. In 2016, he performed at the biggest French festivals (Les Vieilles Charrues, Solidays, Garorock, etc.) and in Europe (Dour Festival in Belgium), as well as in the renowned Elysée­Montmartre in Paris, selling out its 1,350 capacity quickly. Every live show he has played thus far has sold out, including forthcoming dates this April in the U.S. and Canada.

Since its release, “Sunset Lover” has been streamed more than 135 million times on Spotify alone and Petit Biscuit’s profile gets up to 1 million streams per day. His music has been viewed more than 54 million times on YouTube, and the biggest French commercial radio stations have him at the top of their playlists. His chart success speaks for itself: #3 on the iTunes main chart, #4 on Spotify, #5 on Shazam and #9 on Deezer.

Abroad, the track can be heard on Beats1 (Apple Music), BBC1 (UK), Energy & Radio Fritz (Germany), TripleJ (Australia), NRJ & PureFM (Belgium), Couleur3 (Switzerland), P3 (Sweden) and many more. His music can be found in the Spotify top 100 of up to 25 countries.
Daktyl
Daktyl
Perhaps the most peculiar thing upon meeting multi-instrumentalist and remix maven Daktyl is the ambiguous edge at which he stands as a musician who’s released records on bass-booming label Mad Decent, opened for such celebrated acts as ODESZA, Bonobo, and Giraffage, rubbed shoulders with Diplo, and produced remixes for powerhouse artists like Major Lazer and Halsey, and the quietly reserved yet highly perceptive artist that sits at the helm of that very same periphery.

It’s with this subdued insight that Daktyl has leapt into a new musical direction – one that sees him making a departure from the bass-heavy, jungle-driven tracks with which he’s cut his teeth, in exchange for a delicately subtle and organic sound characterized by equal parts simplicity and thorough exploration.

Not unlike other young artists, Daktyl began making beats as a teenager in the bedroom of his university dorm room and started casually posting them to Soundcloud where-- much to his initial surprise-- they quickly gained traction and garnered the attention of Mad Decent who promptly signed him to the label while he was still a sophomore in college. Struck with the realization that his music had the capacity to exceed the confines of his dormitory, he bought a ticket to the U.S. in the summer of 2014, rented a car, and booked his own tour across California. His enthusiasm soon captivated an even larger audience, and later that year he was invited to open for Slow Magic on their North American tour. In 2015 he was asked to join them again on their run with Giraffage, two experiences that strengthened his passion for travel – a subject which has become a guiding influence in most of his music.

After spending much of 2016 writing new music and playing shows, Daktyl is gearing up to release a series of EPs and singles on Ninja Tune imprint Counter Records. The new music will feature the likes of Aquilo, Janelle Kroll, Krrum & DUCKWRTH and Sweater Beats -- an impressive addition to his already prolific history of remixing artists like Flosstradamus and Autograf. Daktyl created the majority of the tracks in a small cabin hidden in the Yosemite woods; a place, he says, that offered welcome “isolation and inspiration while writing most of the new material.” Indeed, the forthcoming releases mark a monumental shift in Daktyl’s life; moving from his adopted home of London to Los Angeles, falling in love and confronting the inherent joys and pitfalls that follow, and--most notably-- reacquainting himself with his singer-songwriter background and returning to a fundamental approach to his music, all culminating into a sonically distinct yet satisfying divergence from his previous material.

At only 25, Daktyl has earned praise from longstanding music pillar Billboard magazine, secured a spot in Rolling Stone’s “Artists to Watch” feature, and was chosen as Zane Lowe’s ‘Next Hype’ on Radio 1 for his track “Forgettable.” It’s an impressive list of accolades that prove he’s only just getting started. Hot off of his debut Coachella performance and his run supporting Bonobo on a string of dates throughout Europe and armed with a fresh sound and broadened outlook, it’s undeniable he’ll continue to inspire longtime fans and convert new audiences as he delves further into what’s already been an exhilarating ride.
Venue Information:
Terminal West
887 West Marietta St. Studio C
Atlanta, GA, 30318
http://www.terminalwestatl.com/