As many DJs, Mentalien had been a music freak already at a very young age. He started to gain interest in less commercial music at the age about 12. After a while his addiction focused mostly on drum&bass. Momentous tunes, like Inner City Life, Warhead or Friday made him fall in love with the genre so much, that he started to buy dnb vinyls when he was 16. It was the time when liquid funk was born, and from that point this rolling, very vocal and soulful sound has always played an important role in his musical taste, even when the style might be somewhat different from drum&bass.