Toro y Moi is 24-year-old Columbia, South Carolina native and resident, Chazwick Bundick. in 2009, Bundick earned a BFA in Graphic Design from The University of South Carolina. Chaz Bundick's methods are constantly evolving. While heavily influenced by his parent's vinyl and tape collection, his contemporary influences are Animal Collective, Sonic Youth, J Dilla, and Daft Punk. Toro y Moi started in 2001 as a bedroom project that quickly grew into live performance. The music is associated with the chillwave movement but the sound is influenced by freak folk, R&B, and french house.