ELIA M BIOGRAPHY
Music-lover since his earliest childhood, Elia M starts to play guitar at 11 to quickly evolve in diverse metal, goth and industrial music bands. Very soon seduced by sound crossing, he buys himself his 1rst groovebox in ’93, discovering at the same time the free party movement.
Founder of the label Sycomor in 1997
Elia M develops a heavy techno music with industrial, dark and psychedelic sonorities. Powerful and bewitching live acts under the name Sycomor, Cyco (with his accolyte Olivier 426333 ) or Tardigrade, will bring him for more than a decade on most important French and European venues ( Oscilloscope, X Massacre, Electroshock) as well as many collaborations with sound systems and international artists ( MSD, Nout Heretik, Matt Weasel Buster, Suburbass, … ). The Zone Libre (Free Zone) tour along those artists will confirm the International impact of the project.
While investing himself in the Dutch collective PVSP in charge of the artistic activities of OT301 (Amsterdam), Elia plays live electronics and guitar in the noise/rock band LPDC (they released ‘Surfaces’ EP in 2010 ) and Ita Gliner band.
Elia M meets Bonnie Li
His encounter with Bonnie Li in 2013 will mark a major turning-point in his life.
He becomes Elia M, pilot machine-man of the Trip-Hop/Electro Diva, with whom he now plays in duo, on stage and in studio.
© Photo – Pierre Bessey