Ahmed Mane, as known as Karismatik Diksa, is a Senegalese Hip-hop Producer, Rapper, Mixing engineer, Voice actor and Hip Hop activist.
After growing up in France where he met the Hip Hop culture, he decided to move to his native country and fell in love with the music production and the sound engeneering.
Founding member of the Senegalese Hip-Hop super group Alien Zik he would decide to interrupt his business school studies to focus on his Pas- sion, after meeting his future crew mates.
After working for many studios, as a freelance, he was given the chance to work in his own home studio (Alien Zik Studio) and he dedicated his time working on the group productions and earning enough money to permit Alien Zik to record and release his first project in 2009.
It was the beginning of a successfull collaboration and few years later Alien Zik, Karismatik Diksa and the Alien Zik Studio became well known and very popular.
As a producer and recording artist, his music universe is a mainstream Hip Hop mixed with African sounds where Jazz, RnB & Soul music coexist.
His music has being influenced by late 90's Hip-Hop and RnB, artists like Pete Rock, The Roots, J Dilla, Wu tang clan, Dj Premier, Afrojazz, NTM, IAM, Jazzmatazz (Guru), The Roots, Robert Glasper Experiment, John Coltrane et Pat Metheny to name a few.
His strong suit is to surprise, to try to get the acoustics, the rhythms and the chants mixed up and to enhance and then assimilate into his Hip Hop musical projects.
10 years after his first step in a studio, the former business school student had finished being involved on more than one hundred (100) productions.
Blessed with an amazing voice, suited to Radio & TV broadcast- ings, he started being a voice actor too for different Senegalese brands.
He has been collaborating with famous artists as:
- Selly Raby Kane (Projet Elsewhen-Biennale de Dakar), - Sister Fa (Allemagne, Compilation Paix et Securité ),
- Ibaaku Staz (Alien Cartoon),
- Ombre Zion,
- Mustaf (Jikko),
- Cissa (Pres du Coeur),
- Killa Ace (Gambia),
- Level Studio (Bande son du Dessin Animé « NIAYES »).