Born in Switzerland in 1970. Spent a couple of years in the States during the 70's and 80's.
Discovered Linton Kwesi Johnson and Benjamin Zepheniah around 1982. Fell in love with dub.
Discovered the old school hip hop artists, Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa, Run DMC around 1983.
Got busy with a pad and pen.
Made the Nazarite vow, let my locks and beard grow, became a vegetarian.
Moved to Lausanne in 1990. Studied political science. Co-founded a hardcore funk rap combo called Real Audio Warfare in 1991.
Co-founded Silent Majority in 1992 with jazz pianist and sampling wizard Pierre Audétat and rapper Ndagijé (aka Dynamike). SM was joined by Marcello Giuliani on bass, Christophe Calpini on drums, DJ Goo and Erik Truffaz on trumpet. Put out 2 albums and an EP between 1993 and 1998. Played gigs in Europe and the States.
Mc'd for the Galaktic Sound Lab once a month at the legendary Blue Note club in London from 1997 to 1998.
Hooked up with Erik Truffaz to do a couple a tracks on his albums "The Dawn" in 1996 and "Bending New Corners" in 1998. Toured with Erik all over the world from 1996 to 2002.
Worked with Patrick Muller Escape, Goo, Mobile In Motion and on music projects of movie maker Siegfried.
Started programming my own beats in 1999. First gig (with Pierre Audétat) playing my own tracks in 2001. Playing on a more or less regular basis with Stade (Pierre Audétat and Christophe Calpini), Erik Truffaz and Brink Man Ship in 2007.
My solo album is finished now. Check it out! I've been blessed to have some good friends drop by to do their thing and take the album up to another level, namely T-Love (voc), Jan Galega Brönnimann (contrabass clarinet & electronics) and Seb K (mix).
The brand new album "Rootz Teknowledgy" is now available on bandcamp.
Phree Phlow Philosophy.
One Love Universally.
Nya: Rootz Teknowledgy, Rootz Tek Records, 2010
Silent Majority, La Majorité Silencieuse, Unik Records, 1993
Silent Majority, Curfew, Unik Records, 1995.
Silent Majority, Nightbloomers, TBA, 1998.
Erik Truffaz, The Dawn, Blue Note, 1998.
Erik Truffaz, Bending New Corners, Blue Note, 1999.
Erik Truffaz, Saloua, Blue Note, 2005.
Erik Truffaz, Face-à-face, Blue Note, 2006.
Erik Truffaz, Arkhangelsk, Blue Note, 2007
Siegfried, Louise Take 2, Warner, 1999.
Siegfried, Sansa, AMG Records, 2004.
Siegfried, Freespeed Sonata, Makasound, 2010.
Le Gooster aka DJ Goo, Zig Zag Zen, Unik Records, 1997.
Le Gooster aka DJ Goo, Deeper Shades of Soul, Synchrovision, 2003.
Mobile in Motion, Far beyond my thought control, Synchrovision, 2002.
Mobile in Motion, Shadows of Danger, Absinthe Music, 2008.
Stade, Tactile, Fav'Art, 2005.
Brink Man Ship, The Right Place To Be Lost, Unit Records, 2005.
Brink Man Ship, Willisau ft. Nils Petter Molvaer, Unit Records, 2008.
Brink Man Ship, Instant Replay, Unit Records, 2011.
Art Bleek, Urban Watcher E.P, Loungin' Records, 2008.