BIOGRAPHY

Yaya

Some notorious electronic music talents have started their careers as percussionists. And so did Yaya, but his tale is different to all the rest. His new release for Desolat takes a unique, upbeat approach to 4/4 beats: combining heartfelt Benin influences – samples from dialogue and traditional ballads – with the stretched-out tension and release of Balearic and the bubbling pops and stutters of tech house, plus the occasional kickback to a Commodore64 high score melody.

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FEB. 15 | tINI, Yaya, and Enzo Siragusa at Savana Potente – Chalet in Turin, IT

Saturday, February 15, tINI, YAYA, ENZO SIRAGUSA, and Fuse’s Seb Zito will be the guests of Savana Potente’s 8 Years Anniversary. The event will be held, as usual, at club Chalet in Turin,...

RECAP | Yaya at LWE – Tobacco Dock in London, UK | JAN. 1, 2014

Wednesday, January 1, YAYA played alongside Martin Buttrich (live), Seth Troxler, Maceo Plex, Adam Beyer, Heidi, Anja Schneider, and Enzo Tedeschi at London Warehouse Events’ NYD party at Tobacc...

CHART | Yaya – Top 10 Tracks | JAN. 2014

Desolat’s YAYA sat down and put together his favorite January 2014 tracks for Resident Advisor’s Chart section. Check out what are his hidden jams at the moment. 01. Tiger Stripes – ...

AAT Desolat im Salon Special by Brixton

We decided to drop a mix of our dear friend Brixton for the January edition of Artist Alife Transmission. This one was recorded live at “Desolat in Salon” in Düsseldorf. Enjoy! ...

AAT # 024 by Eddie Fowlkes

The December episode of our monthly podcast is mixed by none other than the legendary Eddie Fowlkes. Sit back and relax to one hour of pure and good music! ...