The unfolding success story of Yass’s love affair with music and the world’s consequent love affair with Yass’s talent began at a very early age! Yass first fell in love with the turntables at just the tender of age of 13, and at the age of 19 was one of the youngest resident DJ’s on the french circuit. Raised in Paris, a city world renowned for giving birth to many musically talented offspring, as well as being a perfect example of a modern day culturally mixed society, Yass’s habitual growth could not have been more fitting for a future within the music industry which has now earned him a place with top flight international recognition.
The first seven years of Yass’s career saw him spinning hip-hop and with the influences of the “rave party” phenomenon sweeping through Paris he started to develop a techno sound. This opened up a new horizon for Yass and he soon realised he was in his element. His record boxes were getting gradually getting filled with cuts from Detroit, Chicago, Germany and UK. Yass played in a number of famed club nights, making a name for himself gaining public notoriety, from then on his intention was to mix in a new creative way. In 1997, at the end of his sound engineering studies, he carried on working 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.
Yass handles the house style magnificently, combining his teenage days of groove, funk, disco, jazz and even techno sound making it an ideal portrait of his musical painting. At the time he was on the road five days a week, on the turntables of the capitals biggest clubs, he perfected the art of mixing on three turntables, which has become his means of expression. Thanks to the numerous club residences the name Yass became synonymous with quality, amassing a following at least as prominent as the big names he was soon to be sharing flyer space with which would inc DJ Sneak, Johnny Corporate, Lego, Little Louie Vega, Dj Deep, Frankie Feliciano, Jazzanova, Claude Young, Roger Sanchez and Martin Solveig to name just a few…
In 1999, Yass’s simple dynamics became a revelation. It was about this time that the rumour mill began to turn and the whispers began to get much louder, “who is Yass". From here on he was booked at many top venues and was guesting across the world. Yass’s true talent does not lie solely within the music, which he plays, but more importantly within the way in which his sets are delivered. his energetic style of Pumping Soulful House with influences from the French and New-york scene, deep house and techno can be qualified as unique, forcing hairs on the necks of each patron of the dancefloor to stand on end until the track erupts and sends the crowd ‘off the hook’ in a seemingly hypnotic state of cheers and whistles.
Yass has additionally become a firm favorite amongst the notoriously hard to please fashion clique and has provided the soundtrack for many top fashion designers including Armani and Vivienne Westwood and other exclusive events such as Rip Curl and the premiere of the Spiderman movie.
Not content with simply being a fan of playing other artists records, Yass’s thirst for knowledge turned towards producing. In 1998. In 2004 Yass joined Momo records (NYC) and released three 12” “Been set free”, “Rule the world” and “Diamond rings”, liscenced by one of the worlds biggest dance labels Defected Records which then went on to be championed by some of house musics major pioneers, Roger Sanchez, Dj Spen, David Morales, Martin Solveig...
Yass then went on to sign a song for Serial’s compilation “Softly” and In 2005 and 2006, he signed three records under the name Inner soul “Support your local DJ!” and “Pressure Ep” and a remix “Jackin’ a box” on “Deeply Rooted House” (Dj Deep’s label).
Summer 2006 Yass created an Anthem “I believe” on Switzerlands Purple music label which also included mixes from Jamie Lewis, then things started to get better Yass’s follow up “He reigns” was one of the biggest records to come out of the Miami Winter Conference 2007 and is still ripping up dance floors across the globe today!!!
Yass has a number of projects forthcoming inc a new follow up on Jamie Lewis’s label Purple music “I’m free” feat. Lt Brown, and a new cut on Kerri Chandler‘s label Grei Matter and will also be doing a Dj Gregory remix on Faya Combo/ Defected Records, Yass will also be releasing an an album and a compilation very soon.
With all this in hand Yass’s reputation continues to spread with furious speed throughout the right venues and cities and it seems only a matter of time before electronic musics next major ambassador steps up to take his place in history next to the all time greats!!!