MANOO (Buzzin fly / Basenotic / DeeplyRooted / Realtone / Nevous / Freerange / Ocha)
He is a remixer/producer/Dj based in Lyon France.
As a dj, Manoo is undoubtedly one of the greatest talents and a rising super 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 UK label. Manoo also made his solo debut on the same label the weeks after
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.
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 entitled “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.
“I was made for house music and music is my house. My motto is dance or die, when I see people standing still during my sets I feel like beat the shit out of them!”
His production/remixes include tracks such as "Musica Feliz " (Rodamaal Feat Nicinha on Buzzin fly), "Insomnia" (Rodamaal on Buzzin fly), “Kodjo " (Deeplyrooted) "Agoè EP" (Earthrumental), remix of “Church lady " by Dennis Ferrer (Defected), remix of "My reflection" by Osunlade feat divine essence, "This is a test EP" (Earthrumental), ”Abyss EP" (Deeplyrooted), remix of Jacob Soubeiga’s "Da na ma" on Offering rec, remix of Mzee " Mahuwelele " on Ocha rec, remix of Josh Wink’s "Don't laugh" on Nervous records, remix of Sister Pearl’s " Bang the drum" on Tribes records…