• Chandler Allen

Petit Biscuit drops new album, 'Presence' and and it's a hit

On Nov. 11, 2017, French DJ Petit Biscuit released his first full album, "Presence," featuring 14 songs and a handful of underground indie pop musicians. Petit Biscuit is gaining popularity within the whole genre of Tropic House, which is a type of music made by DJs and is put on for audiences to listen to in dance clubs and huge music festivals such as EDC or Coachella.

Petit Biscuit has been on the scene since his first popular song, "Palms." His first breakout hit was "Sunset Lover," which been streamed or downloaded 314 million times, according to Spotify. Petit Biscuit, whose real name is Mehdi Benjelloun, was born on Nov. 10, 1999. At only 18 years of age, he already has a massive following of fans, with over five million monthly listeners on the music listening app Spotify. The week his album was released, he reached the number two spot on the app.

His breakout hit "Sunset Lover" may have introduced him to the scene, but "Presence" has now cemented his status as an artist within the genre. Over the 14 tracks of the album, the sound changes from ambient, to house, to techno, in that order. As you listen to the album, you can hear and feel how much work he has put into this masterpiece. "Presence" is a definite feel-good type of album, with its elaborate and deep synths, exotic sounds, rocking "808" bass beats, and beautiful voice clips.

If you would like to listen to the album, it is available the purchase on iTunes and the Google Play store. You can also stream it for free on Spotify, and individual songs are available to listen to on YouTube.