Descended from a family of musicians, French riddim maker, bass player and producer Manudigital first picked up the bass at the age of 13. Driven by his interest in Jamaican culture, style and form, Manu has been involved in the digital reggae music scene for over 15 years. Trained at the American School of Modern Music in Paris, Manudigital has worked with major artists like Beenie Man, Bounty Killer and Babylon Circus.
Manudigital has worked with major artists like Beenie Man, Bounty Killer and Babylon Circus
Manu later discovered his love for digital equipment while building his own soundsystem, Digital Sound. Since then, he has made various web series (Digital Sessions, Back Inna Days) that took social media by storm and continue to inspire fans worldwide.
Earlier this year, Manu collaborated with close friend and DJ legend Joseph Cotton on an album that celebrates the pure tradition of the digital reggae golden era. Since then, they have been touring the album worldwide.
Manu takes a break this month to stop into Bristol’s Trinity Centre to perform as a special guest at the Boom Sound meets Mungo’s Hi Fi show, where you can catch him live on the full Mungo’s soundsystem.
1. What have you learned today?
I’ve discovered my new MPC and it’s so maaaad!
2. Favourite track of all time?
Bob Marley – One Love.
3. It’s 3am and the party is winding down, what track do you play to get everyone going again?
I would put on Foxy Brown & Spragga Benz – Oh Yeah.
4. Who are your top three acts right now?
Deekline, Major Lazer and Panda Dub.
5. If you couldn’t work in music, what would you be doing instead?
I would be a fisherman!
6. What was the last book you read?
7. Favourite thing on TV?
I’m totally crazy about Game of Thrones.
8. Are you afraid of anything?
Yes – death!
9. Tell us something people don’t know about you?
I’ve got some new projects prepared for 2018 (and a new tour).
10. What are you doing tomorrow?
Probably making my best track yet…