The bewitching electropop of Malik Djoudi

The 5th edition of the Ellipse electro music festival takes place at the Metronum until Sunday with a daring and exciting program, from Arnaud Rebotini (last night) to Peter Von Poel (Sunday) and Malik Djoudi (tonight Saturday).

Intimate and skin-deep, the latter’s music is timeless, subtle and damn addictive. His third album, mischievously titled “Troie”, and on which we discover collaborations with Isabelle Adjani, Juliette Armanet, Cécile de France, Etienne Daho or even Philippe Katerine, was released yesterday and the native of Poitiers admits having made a change in his way, soft and flexible: “I moved away from the machines which dominated my first two discs, he confides. Starting from a bass and a drums, I built these new songs in a little more format. pop, short and light. “

“Innocence is ideal”

“Innocence is ideal”, he sings: “This can be a good definition of pop: to return to carelessness and sincerity. This is what I wanted to strive for with this album and this song, Point Sensible. Mine would be my sensitivity: I could have been afraid of it, afraid of touching my faults … “Malik Djoudi is eager to present his record, a superb success, as part of Ellipse.” I come from electro. , which has been around since the 1950s or 1960s, he observes. Recording a keyboard with a machine is electro. From then on, electro can be pop, rock, funk, jazz… It has its roots everywhere. “

Ellipse Festival, until September 26 at the Metronum (Madame de Mondonville roundabout, Borderouge district), Toulouse. Prices: € 15 and € 18 per evening. Malik Djoudi on Saturday 25, with Joye, En Attendant Ana and Oiseaux Tempête x As Human Pattern.