Musician @iya__ko

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,, Jorge ben Jor, Seu Jorge, Oscar de leon, caetan veloso.

Likes - Groove, Juices, Warmness, Smiles, Vibrations (of any kind), Magic powers, Spirituality, Food, Sauce, Fruit, Colors, The sea, The mountains, Football, Sunshine, Sunrise, Sunset, Good matress, Good sex, Forgiveness

Dislikes - Overthinking, Overtalking, Human justice, Stated thruth, Traitors, Bad vibes