Maranda formed Black Tiger Sex Machine in 2009 with his friends Patrick Barry and Marc-Anre Chagnon.  At the time Maranda was a lawyer and his two friends were businessmen who were unhappy with their professions and were inspired to start BTSM after backpacking in Europe.  From 2005-2009, their passion for electronic music developed listening to the likes of Justice (band) and Boys Noize .  They focused on developing a strong connection with their hometown of Montreal and threw a number of interactive local shows.  In 2011, they formed Kannibalen Records and have since signed Snails (DJ) , Dabin, Kai Wachi, Apashe and Lektrique.