Petit Biscuit Concert Recap

Photo: Mark Peterson

Mehdi Benjelloun, better known by his stage name Petit Biscuit, had the House of Blues electrified on Friday night. The 18 year-old French DJ and multi-instrumentalist was a ball of energy on the stage, which translated directly to the crowd. To open the show, he sprinted and jumped up onto the platform shouting, “Hey, Dallas! I’m your French boy, Petit Biscuit!” The roar of the crowd was deafening as he jumped into a cover of “Stay” by Zedd and Alessia Cara.

Petit Biscuit is currently three weeks into his longest North American tour to date. He is riding the major success of his 14-track album Presence that is continuing to garner worldwide attention. He played many of his songs from this collection, including “Oceans”, “Presence”, and “Problems”. He then called out to the audience, “Dallas I need you once again, because I see you all with your phones. I need everyone to turn on their flashlights for this next one.” One note had barely played when the audience recognized it as his song “Sunset Lover”, which has nearly 3 million listens on Spotify.

The young artist showcased that he can not only produce music, but he can also perform in front of a crowded venue. Petit Biscuit is not exactly resting on laurels from his first album, because he also performed his 2018 singles “Suffer”, “Safe” and “Wake Up”. Judging from the crowd’s reaction, he may have some more worldwide hits under his belt. He wrapped up the night with a popping encore that matched, if not surpassed, his intensity from the beginning of the show. The crowd, somehow still standing, danced their shoes off once again to the tune of a cover of “Gold Skies” by Sander Van Doorn, Martin Garrix and DVBBS.

Make sure you check out Petit Biscuit’s new music and keep an eye out for the next time he makes a stop in Dallas!

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