Iyako @iya__ko is Born in Paris from an Ivorian mother and a French father, grew up in the French alps and Lausanne, Switzerland.
"Almost every night I produce music"
What is your favorite flavor of your city?
Paris, for the music industry
What would be best recommendations for your city; Favorite dinner/Brunch/cocktails/secret location?
African Lounge/Moussa l’africain. Bar/terrasse à cocktail: Café A.
"I always carry a drum pad and computer to be able to produce music at anytime"
What are your life essentials, what do you carry with you at all time?
I always carry a drum pad and computer to be able to produce music at anytime.
Who was your most previous text/call to and what about?
Text to a friend living in Geneva about a musical event where some of my friends from Lausanne are playing.
Tell us your daily rituals.
Some mornings I practice Qi Gong.
Almost every night I compose music.
"Methods against creative block - Playing percussions for hours alone or with other people"
What is your plan for today, this week and this year?
Today: 9:30 studio session; 12:30/ lunch with a dancer with whom I will be organizing dance battles. 18h dîner with the team of the latest art festival I organized (last week). 22h ride to Geneva to see my artists Friend play there DJ set. Week: planning the events I will be setting up this summer.
Year: September will be opening a bar to promote local artist and new comers for abroad. Before 2021, will be releasing 2 Ep.
Most influential person in your life?
Give us some tried and true methods against creative block?
Practicing football ⚽️, practicing Qi gong, playing percussions for hours alone or with other people.
What are some inspiration things: designs, artists, music, sites that you find yourself re-visiting often?
Henri Salvador, Arnaud ELE, FELA KUTI, Ballake Sissoko, Toumani Diabate, James Brown, Bob Marley, Africaisacountry.com, Jorge ben Jor, Seu Jorge, Oscar de leon, caetan veloso.