Modjo is a duo. Born in Paris, Romain first moved with his family to Mexico and Algeria, to finally live in Brazil. This is where he started learning the guitar, finding inspiration through jazz classics. He was also exposed to Bossa Nova but chose another direction, playing in a rock band called 'Seven Tracks' once back in Paris. After a few gigs in parisian clubs 'La Loco' and 'Le Rex', the band split.
At that time, he became a massive fan of house music, influenced by Dj Sneak, Ian Pooley or Daft Punk, and released his first house single as Funk Legacy ,'What You're Gonna Do Baby', on Vertigo Records in 98. Later, he decided to enter the American School of Modern Music in Paris, the french division of the Berkeley's Institute of Music.
Also Parisian, Yann learned to play flute and clarinet when he was a small child. As he aged he became deeply influenced by the Beatles, the Beach Boys, David Bowie and many other pop acts, and started to play drums by emulating them. He also learned to play the piano and the guitar. He later bought himself a four track recording machine and started songwriting and singing. Fascinated more by Voices than by charismatic band leaders, he liked bands such as Aerosmith, Police or Queen and is now a great fan of R'n'B divas.