A cross between Hip Hop, Jazz, French lyricism and much more, Pira.Ts’ style is so unique and varied that it’s in a class of its own.
The band is the product of an encounter between an MC (Fish the red), a flutist (Sélim) and a beatboxer (Tiko) who all share a passion for music and a serious itch to share it with others.
« Découverte du Printemps de bourges » en 2015, ils ont également sorti leur album « Trompe l’œil » en 2015 (Twam Production / Les Studio de La Ruche).
Between 2007 and 2016, equipped with only their mics, Fayabraz, Micflow, Mr Lips and Tiko gained worldwide acclaim with their sharp and slick beatbox show, “strictly from the mouth”, as they pushed musical boundaries to their limits.
In the “team” category, they won the Beatbox French Championship title in 2008, the Beatbox World Championship title in 2009 and Vice-champion title in 2015.
In 2011, they performed as upcoming talents in “Les Découvertes du Printemps de Bourges” and released their first 100% beatbox album, called “1”, that same year (IOT Records / Full Rhizome).
Motown’s legendary drummer, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie and UNDER KONTROL in live performance (2011).
This meeting made a second collaboration between Bernard Prudie, Under Kontrol and Soweto Kinch in 2015 during the Jazz à Vienne Festival.
SAYFLHAK, the maroccan prodigy featuring Tiko on the track « Lkhat d7yati ». They performed an entire show together for Nuits Sonores Tanger in 2013 and Tanger sounds (@ La Gaité Lyrique, Paris) the next year.
Creation of “DIFFERENTES VOICES” with Mesparrow and the Montbéliard Music Academy choir (2014).
Electrons Libres album “STRAIGHT OUTTA BESTOWN” featuring Tiko on the track “Straight Outta Bestown” (2009).
Laurent De Wilde and Autisto 23’s album “FLY SUPER FLY” featuring Tiko on the track “Fly’n’lips” (2014).
Zaman Fabriq (The Factory of Time) is a project which inhabits a crossroads of worlds and eras. Crossing between the Middle-East, the Balkans and the West, Zaman Fabriq’s music is a journey through time and influences.
Composed of Bruno Allary, Isabelle Courroy, Cheik Zein Mahmoud, Phillippe Giraud and Tiko.
Eponymous album “Zaman Fabriq” released in 2011 (Buda Musique).