Mehdi Belkaid was a passionate skater before the sport led him to hip-hop culture. Born and raised in Geneva, it was mainly rap greats from the Swiss capital – such as Makala, Slimka, and Varnish La Piscine – who shaped the young artist’s style. With the release of his first mixtape, “Focus, Vol. 1”, he made a name for himself in the local scene under the pseudonym Di-Meh and positioned himself somewhere between French rap, drill, and the good-old virtues of boom bap. Further mixtapes and gigs in the French-speaking world followed before his debut album, “Mektoub”, appeared in 2021 and catapulted Di-Meh onto the European hip-hop map for good. The album is a tribute to his father’s restaurant, where Di-Meh’s interest in music was further awakened as much as it was in the skate park. Now that his second album, “OV3”, also took the rap scene in Switzerland by storm last year, Di-Meh will be joining us in September with fresh material.