I remember when I was young, we listened to a great variety of music at home. My father is from Dakar; he listened to traditional Senegalese music but also jazz, funk, soul and reggae. My mother, from Barcelona, had a more flamenco fusion approach of the ‘80s and ‘90s and Afro-Cuban jazz, while my brother introduced me to electronic music. Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bob Marley, Ketama and Daft Punk were played a lot at home at that time which, looking back today, helps me understand my influence for different musical trends.
As a young teenager, I started to listen to French and American hip-hop and rap. The influential groups then among others were NTM, IAM, Lunatic, A Tribe Called Quest, Mos Def, 50 Cent, etc. I then started to make music with my friends in Montpellier, my hometown, to spit bars on random rhythms in high school or at parties, and then I very quickly became interested in beat-making.