DJ, Producer, Parisian remixer, FG radio dj resident and Defected label artist, ex-resident of L’Enfer and Queen club (Paris). Now international DJ. 20 years of experience mixing, his present, very club-style, « Pumping Soulful House ».
Booked every weekend all around the world, he played recently at Pacha (Ibiza), Ministry of Sound (London), Club Air (Tokyo), Deep L.A / Vanguard club (Hollywood-USA), Southport weekender (UK) and Mad (Switzerland). Producer and artist on Defected label, he works non-stop, with his numerous successes on the most famous House music label.
He has reached top international DJ and producer levels. He can be counted as one of the most talented up-and-coming artists in the French electronic scene today…
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DJ, Producer, Parisian remixer, FG radio dj resident and Defected label artist, ex-resident of L’Enfer and Queen club (Paris). He played his first turntables when he was 13, and at the age of 19 was one of the youngest resident DJ’s in Paris. Since this time, influenced by the great DJs of the world, he worked non-stop to find his technique and style until he reached top international DJ-level.
20 years of experience mixing, beginning with 7 years of Hip-Hop. With the influence of the « Rave party » phenomenon and the new talent revealed by the electronic wave which swept through Paris, he gradually developed a techno sound. This opened up a new horizon and he was soon in his element. His flycases were gradually filled with records from Detroit, Chicago, Germany or England (Axis, Trax, Relief, Synwave, Trésor…). He played in a number of raves parties, making a name for himself and gaining public recognition. From then on his intention was to mix in a new creative way. From 1997, at the end of his sound ingeneer studies, onwards he worked in clubs, developing his style more progressively, House music being his choice of records. This was a revelation to him. At the time clubs preferred it to techno and Hip-Hop, this movement coming onto the scene as a melting pot of all cultures and musics. He handles this style magnificently, combining his teenage groove with funk, disco, jazz and even techno sound. At the time he mixed five days a week, on the turntables of the French capital’s biggest clubs. He refined his three-turntable-mix, which has become his means of expression. Thanks to the numerous club residences he can carry out his long eclectic sets. He has been side-by-side with many well-known Dj’s such as Dj Sneak, Johnny Corporate, Dj Spen, Little Louie Vega, Dj Deep, Frankie Feliciano, Jazzanova, Kerri Chandler, Roger Sanchez, Dennis Ferrer, Danny Krivit, Martin Solveig, Jamie Lewis … In 1999, he began to travel abroad as a guest in foreign clubs. His present, very club-style, « Pumping Soulful House » influenced by the French and New-york scene, can be qualified as unique. In his element from Deep House to Techno, he handles his vinyls and Cds like a raw product. His aim, whilst concentrating on the frequencies and the organic side of his mix, is above all to be at one with his public and to give them a show.
Now international DJ, he started in the main Paris clubs : L’Enfer (resident 3 years), Le Rex club, le Queen, L’Etoile (resident 3 years), l’Elysée Montmartre, Les Folies Pigalles, MCM Café (resident 1 year), les Bains, Le Cab, Le Wagg (resident 2 years), le Duplex, le plaza, le Man Ray, le Gibus, Nirvana Lounge , Villa rouge, le Batofar, le Globo, le Milliardaire, le Monkey, la Suite, la Loco, la Fabrique, la coupole (Cheers) le Nouveau Casino, Bobino, Barramundi, Maxim’s & Le Djoon…
In provincial France : la Villa rouge (Montpellier), VIP Room & Bistro (Saint-Tropez), Baoli (Cannes), La Villa Bivona (Toulon), le Bar Live (Montpellier), le Calao (Quimper), L’escalier (Saint Malo), LC (Nantes), le Bar’ouf (la Baule), Villa la grange (la Baule), Amnesia (Cap d’Agde), le Bazar (Marseille), Le Shadow Lounge, Pier 6 (Bordeaux), Cour des grands (Lyon), Nova bar & Nexx (Poitier), Le Qg (Mimisan), Le Fou du Roy (Hyère), Colysée (Strasbourg), la 5ème Avenue (Ajaccio), Les Chandelles (Carnac), Café Sol (les Arcs), Living room, Mezzanine & Hot boat (Strasbourg), l’Acapulco (Calvi), la Réserve (Saint Raphaël), le Season (Toulon), La vague (Six fours), Caves du roy (Courchevel), le Onze (Lacanau), l’Ibiza (Biarritz), Le Traouc (Biarritz), le Grand Escurial (Nice), l’Ipanema Club (Hossegor), , Apobeach (Bastia), l’Avalanche (2 Alpes), le Souleil (Montpellier), les Plages Sonores (Montpellier), la Joïa (Aix), le Mistral & Hot brass (Aix en Provence), le Blush (Bordeaux), l’Oxford (la Rochelle), Rancho (Royan), The end (Toulouse), K-ube (Orleans), Pyms (Rennes), High club (Nice), Fabrik (Corsica), Via note (Corsica), le Carre Coast (Biarritz), Nikki Beach (Saint-Tropez)…
Abroad : Pacha (Defected/Ibiza), The Privilège (Ibiza), Ministry of sound (London), Club Air (Tokyo), Deep L.A (Vanguard/Hollywood-USA), Southport weekender (UK), MAD (Switzerland), Bar Rumba, Groove Sanctuary, The End (London), The Pulp, Next, Escape (Belgium), Café d’Anvers (Belgium), Decadance (Gent/Belgium), the Loft House (Frankfurt), the Jet set (Moscow), Tchecq republic (Prague), SMC (Copenhagen), The Space (Hardtimes/Leeds) The Checkers (dusseldorf), Budda (Stuttgart), Deep (Heidelberg), Miochic (Saarbrucken), Club Soja (Dusseldorf), Red bar (Days like this/ Birmingham), Atlas (Manchester), The Float (New York), Senior Frog (Miami WMC 2003), Delano hotel (Miami WMC 2005), Onda lounge (Miami WMC 2006), Set, Indra lounge (Miami 2008), Provocateur, Hilton (Miami 09), Cameo, Hotel Shelley, Klutch (Miami WMC 10), Ginger 62, Republik (Vancouver-Canada), Atlas (Manchester), Morrison’s Café (Tahiti), South Africa (tour in 06 & 09), Botswana (tour), Air Tokyo(jp), Atlantis, Kaufleuten, Duo, Singerhaus, Liquid, La folie, Die Kuppel, St Germain, Pravda, Mica, Supermarket, Wankdorf, Deep (Switzerland), Diamond live & Led Lemon (St petersburg), Mumja (Albania), Tusce, Living, Divinae Folie, Riobo (Italia), Le club, Sacha & Capitulo V, Hit, Buddha, NB club, Sardina Biba, Café del sol, Del mare & Nikki beach (Portugal), Bliss (St Maarteen), Krush (Belgium), Ten (Ireland), Barrage (Zakinthos-Greece), Tropicana (Mikonos), MAO (Athens), Via Note (Corsica), Panama, Rex club & Escape (ADE-Amsterdam), Hilton (Alger), Sofitel, Choc’ late (Maroc), Seven (Barhain), 360 (Dubai), Alpha (Dubai), Nasimi beach (Dubai), Catwalk (Spain), Dragon I (Hong Kong), Sundaze (Jakarta), Le Prive (Estonia), Deep inc (Lithuania), Schlokenbeka (Latvia), La reunion (island), Platinium, Frantic, Prozak, Moralist, Czekolada, Paprotka, Petska & Mono bar (Poland)…
Radio: Mix on Radio FG in Paris (every sunday, 8 pm), FG Chic, NRJ (better days), SS radio (uk), Groove session, Univers Dj, Deepinside, Shibuya FM, as well as Couleur 3 (Switzerland).
Other events: Nominated on the Fg Burn awards 2007 ( Garage), Evening for the release of the Movies Spiderman, 6ème sens, Amélie Poulain, semi-finals of the surf championship Rip-Curl (Hossegor), Lacanau Pro, Beach-Volley World championship (Prado beach), French Snow-Board championship (2 Alpes), Emergence (Movies), M6 Live (Lilles), label release (Sérial, SSOH, Momo, Defected in the house, Pure, Purple), magazine Max 2002 Tour, Armani, Vivienne Westwood Collections, Diesel , defile Nina Ricci 2007 (St Petersburg/Russia)
In 1998, his first Hip-Hop was produced on independent labels (CMP, Virtuose). In 2000, he joined up with the group Oscar (Denote) for live productions (Rex Club (Paris) and Brussels) and in recording studios. In 2001, he brought out a House club maxi (Body call) under the name Honey distributed by EMI. In the same year, he created a House generic for a programme on MTV Europe. In 2002 he carried out the mix of O’live & TG Parker (D-TRACK). He remixed a single for the Universal artist Douglas. His first maxi « OCTOBER » came out under his artist name « YASS » in collaboration with the famous arranger « M’Dee » with the featuring vocal “Jay Sebag”. Behind that came « Playa de la Luna » mixed par Laurent Wolf distributed par Sony Music (Video clip produced by M6 tv chanel). Since 2002, he is a member of the label « SSOH » (Solid State Of House) under the direction of Claude Monnet. His second track on this label “Give me a sign” with the same singer had been released on May 2003. Just after he did two remixes for Master Phil “Semam” and “We got the swing” with an Afro singer from Kouré Kunda’s crew. In 2004 he joins Momo records (NYC) and released three records “Been set free”, “Rule the world” and “Diamond rings”, liscenced in numberous labels (Defected…) and playlisted by the most famous dj’s (Roger S., Dj Spen, David Morales, Martin Solveig…). Just after that, he signs a song for Serial records’s compilation (” Softly”). In 2005 and 2006, he signed three records under the name Inner soul “Support your DJ!”, “Pressure Ep” and a remix “Jackin’ a box” on “Deeply Rooted House” (Dj Deep’s label). In 2006 and 2007 he did the Anthems “I believe” included a Jamie Lewis remix and the follow up “He reigns” and “ I’m free” ( featuring Lt. Brown) on Purple music label, which were one of the biggest tunes of the Winter Conference 2007. Charted by the best famous dj’s (Humpries, Vega, Spen & Dennis Ferrer…). They were also number one of a lot of top downloads (Traxsource, Beatport…). At the same time, he released a new ep (I go deep) on Kerri Chandler‘s label (Grei matter), a remix of Dj Gregory – Attend 1 on Faya combo/Defected, two remixes for Defected label (Dennis Ferrer : Touched the sky & Mark Grant) and a remix of Quentin Harris for Stricly rhythm (My joy) and also a Monique Bingham remix for Syam/Shelter and Rachel Claudio – Micommunicate (On Jaffa). In the meantime he signed his first single on Defected label “My only”. He did recently some remixes of an Inaya Day song “My all, a remix of the Marc Evans song “the way you love me”, an afro house remix on Papa records.
For the WMC 09 he mixed a compilation Miami in the house 09 for Defected, with four of his new exclusives tracks inside (When doves cry, I won’t, No lies and All to me). Before summer 09, he released “When doves cry” on the dj Spen’s label Code red (Defected sub-label), and a new Ep featuring Lt Brown on Defected (No lies ep & I won’t), then after summer, his new project with Jay Sebag ‘All to me’ smashed the top chart and downloads (Beatport…), At the same time Kerri Chandler‘s label (Grei Matter) released one of his House neo-soul project (Yass pres.Jay Sebag & Tahira – All I’m asking for). One month later Kingstreet label has been released one of a uplifting Yass deep remix (Johnny Dangerous ft Kenny Bobien – Calling you Lord). He recently mixed a new compilation for Defected label containing new edits of his own productions (Clubland adventure vol 9). His new vocal House Ep on Code Red label ‘Secret’ was released for Miami 2010. It was number 2 top charted on Traxsource during five weeks. In the meantime he released ‘Unity Ep’ in collaboration with Marlon D the well known Deep-House dj from Colombia. For summer 2010 he produced an anthem with Antho records ‘Losing control’ for Defected label.
He is actually remixing the new Joey Negro’s project… An album is expected very soon… He can be counted as one of the most talented up-and-coming artists on the French electronic scene today.