Episode #23 of our “all things rave” mix series comes courtesy of one of the greatest electronic music dj’s, and one of France’s best musical exports, the ever amazing Dj Yellow.
In the rapidly evolving scene of electronic music, there are few DJ's that have seen the beginning, and even fewer that have maintained their position as forward thinking musicians over the last decades. It is without a doubt that DJ Yellow is among these select few.
With influences that range from the tubular bells of Mike Oldfield to the bells of Jeff Mills, from the depths of James Holden to the drive of Josh wink, its Yellow’s signature blend of hypnotic Techno and Deep House that he is respected for.
With both drive and melancholic strains apparent in his works, Yellow is a master at weaving melodies and grooves that continue to hypnotize and energize over the course of a night.
DJ Yellow’s real name Alain Ho has been around for ages.
He purchased his first slabs of vinyl at the tender age of 13, in the year of 1979.
With a pair of turntables that he acquired from his older brother, the sounds of James Brown, Barry White and more obscure contemporaries inspired him to pursue his dream to become a DJ, his chance to rise from a life in poverty in the Parisian ghetto.
His eagerness, talent, and true love for what he was doing quickly gained him recognition and guest spots at several of the Parisian hotspots such as the clubs Bain Douche, Palace (the studio 54 of Paris), and of course Chez Roger Boite Funk, the very first Hip Hop club in the city.
His fame spread all over the city, garnering him the nickname 'the Hip Hop DJ' as he was one of the first to recognize the potential of the French Hip Hop sound.
When he met Chris (Bob Sinclar) in the early 90's during a night out, things took a turn.
As young Alain was not satisfied with local fame alone, they jointly set out to explore new means to bring the music he loved so much to a larger audience.
With this philosophy in mind, they started their label Yellow Productions in 1993, to critical acclaim.
An underground label at first, it was perhaps Yellow's search for personality and his ear for quality that opened the door to a colourful palette of signings, that included artists as diverse as Dimitri From Paris, Kid Loco, Bang Bang, Joe Claussel, Salome de Bahia and of course Bob Sinclar
himself, all of which have helped to shape the French sound, as it is today.
After a decade of fruitful cooperation and dedication to helping other people's careers, DJ Yellow finally decided to begin Composite Records, as an outlet for his own sounds, and that of his close friends, including King Britt, Dubfire, Varoslav, Hitech 2,Mindz Kontrol Ultra, Daniel Kyo, Charles Webster , James Johnston, Duff Disco, San Soda, etc....
The label has shone more than ever in 20011.
Through differents projects, Mindz Kontrol Ultra , Alain Ho, Sound Like Hugo, Dine D'Ruscha and of course DJ Yellow, Alain has created a wide canvas to push his diverse sounds and inspirations into the world.
DJ Yellow also released selected EP’s on labels like Ovum Recordings,
Freerange Records, Plastic City Buzzin’Fly The esquisite Pain Records and Compost Records.
All of Dj Yellow’s releases hit high spots in Beatport’s(and all major digital and physical record stores) , and his releases are still in the big guns, ranging from Sven Vath , Tale Of Us, Dixon , Ame, Ricardo Villalobos, to Louie Vega, Josh Wink and Masters At Work.
Watch this man, while he continues to unleash his magic, inspiring many music lovers, clubbers and artists worldwide.
Here comes a 90 minutes, vinyl only, masterclass on electronic dance music with original cuts and remixes from:
Pacific Coliseum, Felix Da Housecat feat Agata, Dude Energy, Ubderground Resistance, Peggy Gou, TPM, Stickmen, Frankie Bones, Suzanne Kraft, Josh Wink, Louie Vega, Dreamscape, Shanice, Masters At Work, G.O.D, Cassy & Pete Moss, Marquis Hawkes, Annette, Ksky, and Hiroshi Matsui.
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1) Pacific Coliseum - Ocean City
Buy Link: https://coastalhaze.bandcamp.com/track/ocean-city
Record Label: Coastal Haze
2) Felix Da Housecat, Clarian, Agata - Energy (Extended Mix)
Buy Link: https://www.beatport.com/track/energy-feat-agata-feat-agata-extended-mix/9968698
Record Label: Founders Of Filth
3) Dude Energy - Renee Running (Original Mix)
Buy Link: https://www.beatport.com/track/renee-running-original-mix/9896763
Record Label: Animals Dancing
4) Underground Resistance - The Final Frontier (Original Mix)
Buy Link: https://www.beatport.com/track/final-frontier-original-mix/263180
Record Label: Underground Resistance
5) Peggy Gou - Travelling without Arriving (GE-OLOGY NITE STEALTH NINJA MIX)
Buy Link: https://www.beatport.com/track/travelling-without-arriving-ge-ology-nite-stealth-ninja-mix/10518375
Record Label: Phonica White
6) T.P.M. - C lime Woman (Stickmen Remix)
Buy Link: https://www.beatport.com/track/c-lime-woman-stickmen-mix/52871
Record Label: Stickman Records
7) Frankie Bone - Underground Bounce
Buy Link: https://www.decks.de/track/frankie_bones-bonesbreaks_volume_16-1/c8t-j2
Record Label: Musique Pour La Danse
8) Suzanne Kraft - Moving (Original Mix)
Buy Link: https://www.beatport.com/track/moving-original-mix/9748778
Record Label: Dekmantel
9) Josh Wink - Sixth Sense
Buy Link: https://www.traxsource.com/track/1721177/sixth-sense-original
Record Label: Ovum Recordings
10) Dreamscape - Born
Buy Link: https://worldbuilding.bandcamp.com/track/born
Record Label: Welcome To Our New Age House
11 ) Shanice - I like (Masters At Work Dub)
Buy Link: https://www.discogs.com/Shanice-I-Like/release/128066
Record Label: Motown
12) G.O.D - Untitled
13) Pete Moss, Cassy - You Said (MARQUIS HAWKES REMIX)
Buy Link: https://www.beatport.com/track/you-said-marquis-hawkes-remix/10627498
Record Label: Kwench Records
14) Annette - Dream 17
Buy Link: https://www.discogs.com/Annette-Dream-17/release/86398
Record Label: Deconstruction
15) Frankie Bones - Techno Bass
Buy Link: https://www.rushhour.nl/record/vinyl/bonesbreaks-volume-16-2
Record Label: MUSIQUE POUR LA DANSE
16) Ksky - Magnetic Tape - Un-Released Test Press
17) Hiroshi Matsui - Crazy ( ミラクル Dub)
Buy Link: shorturl.at/grFZ3