Born in august 1974 under the sign of the Leo ascendant Sagittarius cant live without music, ladies and smoked chicken Manoo began his carreer in 1995 in Lyon .His musical culture at this time included a wide range of styles: Hip-hop(De la soul ,A Tribe called Quest),Afro-beat (Fela Kuti, high life music..)and more specifically House music. He built himself a strong reputation as a Dj ,and more precisely for his capacity to dig out hot and exclusive tracks. In 1996 he became resident of the Ambassade known in France for having amazing sets and regularly hosted famous DJs. Thats how Manoo got the opportunity to heat the crowd for stars such as: David Morales; Kerri Chandler ;Todd Terry; Little Louie Vega; Dimitri from Paris; Dj Deep ;Saint Germain Thanks to his passionate and burning sets ,he gained week after week a larger and devoted following.
As a dj , Manoo is undoubtedly one of the greatest talent and a rising star of the French House community. In 2001,he made his first attempt as a producer. He started the Rodamaal project with his friends Alex and Rocco. Their first release love island on Jazz-up records obtained the press and Djs approval. This furthered their reputation and led Ben Watt -Everything but the girl , who is now a Dj and a label manager-to sign them on his own label BuzzinFly records. So they released the track Musica Feliz Rodamaal feat Nicinha on the English label. Manoo also made his solo debut on the same label the weeks after. In 2003 Manoo worked with Allen another Dj in Lyon. This first co-production proved to be a success too. Recognizing his talent Dj Deep managed to expose commercially the track The good reason .This co-production released on the excellent Parisian label Basenotic was played for months by DJs like Deep of course ,Laurent Garnier, Little Louie Vega , Dj Grégory , Llorca , David Duriez and many more 2004-2005 were also busy years including a co-production for Buzzin Fly records with a friend: Manoo & Francois A (6 in the morning & New life),a 4-tracks on Dj Deeps Label(Deeply rooted house records)..a new Rodamaal Remix for several artists and the outline of his solo album. Read more