A graduate from L’Ecole des Beaux Arts de Nantes (School of Fine Arts), 20syl has crafted a unique universe since the early 90’s by blending organic textures with digital rhythmics. This magic formula made the band Hocus Pocus (founded in 1995) successful. As the mastermind behind the machines and also as the frontman, he carried out all five albums of the group, including Place 54 which stood out by being awarded a gold record. At the same time, he shines with C2C, winning 5 world turntablism championships and democratizing the genre with the album Tetra in 2012.
A huge hit, the record is rewarded with 4 Victoires de la musique (the french Grammys) and goes double platinum. Aside from public recognition, 20syl pursues his career on his own as an MC with leading underground artists like Grems, Raashan Ahmad or Blitz the Ambassador. Yet, it is as a producer that he proves to be most prolific, becoming world famous thanks to many remixes (Marvin Gaye, Cesaria Evora, Damon Albarn or Schoolboy Q) and especially with the much anticipated release of his first solo EP Motifs in 2014.
Cofounder of On and On Records, 20syl has succeeded in appealing to the world audience thanks to a sharp musical identity, far from the trends and off the beaten tracks. This made him a major character of the contemporary music scene. On top of his unique musical production including many collaborations with other artists, he also remarkably takes part in the visuals and directs videos as the allround artist he is.