Born in India, raised in Portugal, moved to Spain and finally established in France. Tracing Tracy’s life means following a route of many thousands of miles across the globe. So turn up the LOUDSPEAKER for Tracy De Sa!
Flamenco, reggaeton and R&B nurtured Tracy’s first years in music, before everything was disrupted by a brutal collision with Hip Hop. From the 5 disciplines that originated in the Bronx, she used dance as her first tool, giving rhythm to the beginning of the 2000s with acrobatics and contortions; with battles and clashes, driven by the energy and competitiveness of Hip Hop. The artistry between rappers, dancers, graffiti artists and DJ’s provocatively overlapped and instinctively Tracy picked up a pen and a paper and joined the discipline of rap. The gestures, the attitude, the activist spirit, all these characteristics were the evidence of a skill that was waiting to be explored. The stage became her personal boxing ring, for which she trains incessantly. She sees to every detail, perfects every trait and improves her shows; striving to drive them towards perfection, with no time lapses and no place for errors. Her set should have the power to move bodies, the content should have the ability to open minds and elevate senses.
Today as the music industry has written down her name followed by the words “explosive potential” after her performance at the Printemps de Bourges, a national competition for upcoming artists in France, Tracy has chosen Ovastand to produce her first album “Commotion”. Without a designated beatmaker, Tracy listened and sorted instrumentals until an unexpected encounter with Tiery-F came to complete the project, like the last piece of a puzzle. With his melodies, catchy beats and groovy tempos, he took control and delivered an album that is musically homogenous but still explores Tracy’s multifaceted life.
In an era where rap music settles for lugubrious and sad instrumentals, Tracy builds her own road using hip hop grenades that lift up spirits. Because even if the content derives from a culture born in the Bronx during the 70’s, the outcome is luminous like the beaches of Goa, electric like the big cities that never sleep and pure like the soul of a nomad. The arrangements naturally tune into the recital of a journey throughout chaotic paths, creating “Commotion” around the globe. With the challenge, but also the proudness of being a woman in a world ruled by men; with the technique and mastered flows inspired by 90’s rap music, Tracy accelerates, headlights on, straight into new opportunities and takes a glance from time to time into her rear-view mirror. Word play and metaphors that can be visualized make important subjects sound so subtle in Tracy’s songs as she firmly holds the mic’. Tracy sweeps her listeners off their feet with improvised and risky changes in rhythm and she galvanizes the audience with vigorous rhymes. She talks about change, life and doubts, reciting the story of a small girl who left India and flourished throughout her journey, amidst the chaotic roads of new cities.