At age 13 Smart Wave began to play piano, at 17 guitar which he continued studying at music conservatory.
He began composing when he was 17 years old. The first tracks he wrote were jazz, film music and blues-rock. Those compositions were released under the name Iulian Manole. In 2007 he started to produce electronic music, in 2011 DJing. Since 2012 he owns the label Smart Phenomena Records.