Release Date 28th May 2007DJ Mehdi is proof that the raw Ed Banger style of French electro can have subtlety and diversity beyond Justice MixmagIts Cassius meets Prince and its insanely catchy. IDJ Album of the monthLike Daft Punk if they made music for hip-hoppers and not clubheads. LoadedIn November 2006, Ed Banger Records released their very first album, it was called Lucky Boy and it was by a certain young chap named DJ Mehdi. Since then things have changed a little bit DJ Mehdi, alongside his label buddies Justice, Sebastian and Busy P, havent just shaken up clubland, theyve grabbed it by the balls lifted it way above their head and slammed it to the ground!
The French are back and theyre bigger and noiser than ever, but with all the hype and screaming young fans, Mehdis music injects a healthy dose of soul, backbone and disco fever, and boy does it sound good!
The original version of Lucky Boy didnt just get journalists hot under the collar; his massive tunes I Am Somebody, Signature, Wee Bounce and Lucky Boy have been the soundtrack to the hottest parties of the last 6 months.
The Kids, as they say, love him and there was no better example of this when Ed Banger threw their 4th Birthday party in Paris in March, when 1000 fortunate party animals crammed into the Espace Pierre Cardin and rocked out till the very early morning. Where else do you see people po-going like Punks, headbanging like Rockers, breaking like B-Boys and screaming like fans at an 80s Michael Jackson gig?
With this in mind, Ed Banger felt it was right to celebrate these night-time antics and are now set to release Lucky Boy At Night which features (until now) exclusive mixes, new tracks, a new tracklisting and a whole host of names worth dropping!
Remixes and edits come from Daft Punks Thomas Bangalter (his first in ages!!), the legendary NYC producer Kenny Dope, Mr in-demand himself aka Switch, Outlines and DJ Mehdi himself.
Theres a new Lucky Girl version of the title track for the girlie-girls, which features Mehdis very own loved one Fafi on lead vocals and lets not forget the brand new Survivol which has been slaying crowds in Mehdis club sets!
From making platinum albums with his bands Ideal J and 113, remixing the likes of Cassius, Asian Dub Foundation and Superdiscount.
Collaborating with the likes of MC Solaar, Daft Punk, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Ryan McGinness and now delivering the new version of his Lucky Boy album.
Its safe to say that Mehdis proved one again, its got nothing to do with luck - hes a genuinely talented boy!
Lucky Boy Tour:
Apr 18 2007, 8:00P, LUCKY BOY UK TOUR, BIRMINGHAM Apr 19 2007, 8:00P, LUCKY BOY UK TOUR, EDINBURGH Apr 20 2007, 8:00P, LUCKY BOY UK TOUR, BRIGHTON Apr 28 2007, 8:00P, COACHELLA FESTIVAL!!!, PALM SPRINGS, California May 4 2007, 8:00P, FABRIC, LONDON May 12 2007, 8:00P, LUCKY BOY UK TOUR,LEEDSDJ Mehdi