Signed to ED BANGER RECORDS, DJ Mehdi is about to drop album LUCKY BOY in October 2006. His new single ‘I AM SOMEBODY’ features vocals from Canada’s finest CHROMEO and remixes by KENNY DOPE from the mighty MASTERS AT WORK. The album is described as « 21st century Breakdancing music », exploring the widest meanings of Hip-Hop, and featuring FEADZ (of Uffie’s fame) and graffiti artist FAFI.
Born, and raised in Paris, DJ Mehdi has been producing major french Hip-hop artists since 1995 while making great noise (and platinum albums) with his bands Ideal J and 113, remixing various electronic acts and composing soundtracks for many french and international films. His resumé mentions collabos with the largest scope, from MC SOLAAR to DAFT PUNK, including KOURTRAJME movie-buffs (‘Megalopolis’ starring Teki Latex), french sweet-talkers like IAM’s AKHENATON or BOOBA, club gangstas CASSIUS, VERSATILE, or SUPER DISCOUNT, globe-trotters ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION, K-OS or GROUP HOME plus legends like FUTURA2000, RYUICHI SAKAMOTO, and RYAN McGINNESS.
Resident DJ at Paris’ legendary PULP club and on Radio FG, he also tours all around with PEDRO WINTER and JUSTICE (as CLUB 75). His sets are often hailed as ‘Everything black party music’, ‘Sex, Drums and Beats&Blues’, or ‘Kraftwerk were African’.
ALBUMS : Lucky Boy (Ed Banger Records/Because Music) 2006 (The story of) ESPION (Virgin) 2002
SOME REMIXES : Cassius ‘Feeling for you’, Superdiscount ‘Out of my hands’, Asian Dub Foundation ‘Fortress Europe’, Keziah Jones ‘Femiliarize’, New Young Pony Club ‘Ice Cream’, Joakim ‘Oleg dans les bois’, Next Evidence ‘Dance On’, Khaled ‘El Aadyene’, Wayne Shorter ‘Footprints’, Architecture in Helsinki ‘In Case We Die’
SOME PRODUCTION : MC Solaar ‘Wonderbra’, 113 featuring Thomas Bangalter ‘Fout la merde’, Superdiscount ‘Gifted’, Lil Dap of Group Home ‘About me’, K-Os ‘Fooling you’ Plus numerous french Hip-hop artists like IAM’s AKHENATON, BOOBA or DIAMS and non-official smashes ‘Le Cirque’ featuring The NOTORIOUS B.I.G, ‘Have fun’ with vocals by NAS, and the BOOTLEGGERS WITH RESPECT series.
SOME SOUNDTRACK WORK : Femme Fatale (Brian de Palma ) with Riyuichi Sakamoto Just for Kicks (Thibaut de Longeville) Megalopolis (Romain Gavras/Kourtrajme) Sheitan (Kim Chapiron/Kourtrajme) Vanity 9 (Seb Janiak)
SOME DJ GIGS : Paris (Respect, Rex Club, Pulp, Colette DanceClass@Paris-Paris) London (Fabric, Yoyo, Our Disco w/Justice) New-York (Ed Banger Party) San Francisco (Poleng Lounge) Barcelona (Ed Banger Party with VICE magazine) Berlin (Weekend, 103 Club, LiveDemo) Iibiza (Pacha Club’s Global Room) And all over Europe, Canada and Australia. US Tour coming March 2007.