Mehdi Cayenne is a free electron, a real unclassifiable in the international Francophonie.
With a wide sonic palette mixing the sweet and the abrasive, Mehdi Cayenne has been developing his eclectic, minimalistic and evocative approach over three LPs so far: “Luminata” in 2011, “Na Na Boo Boo” in 2013, and “Aube” in 2015.
He proposes a colourful and fiery repertoire of post-punk songs that blend world, pop, folk rock and funk in his very particular way.His songs possess something animalistic as well as a poetic sweetness, evoking a musical culture of every stripe and every era.
He’s shared shows with diverse and eminent artists (Saul Williams, a Tribe Called Red, Geoff Berner, Socalled, Random Recipe, Hilotrons, Jeremy Fisher, Yukon Blonde, the Fugitives) and has set stages afire here and abroad. An avid collaborator and true lover of the arts, he’s also an actor, a writer, and a pedagog. He knows to put himself in service to the work, and to listen for the subtleties that make all the difference.