yapacc

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bio
“Age 14 I bought my first analog synth: a Korg MS-20. Nobody had something like that in school, neither was hardly anybody around interested in electronic music. I scrammed in my room to build my first tracks on the Revox A77, using the Korg, a Roland organ and a Rattlesnake rhythm machine, track by track and mono – a fantastic, lonely periode. Seven years before I played the piano, thus belong to the few who lived through minimalism at an early stage, for I played the same patterns over and over again for hours…
yapacc founded the project Elektrasmus with Holger Schmidt and launched the ’Weisskirchener Electronic Festival’. After having taken extensive live and studio session excursions, they finally signed to Maelstrom Records in 1997. In the same year Elektrasmus was one of the Techno acts to pioneer internet live streaming (at ’Dokumenta X’, Kassel/D). They signed to Maelstrom Records in 1997. A release on Poets Club Recording (“Inside 02″ w/Brian Eno, Peter Schwalm, Funkstoerung, Shantel, among others) followed in 1998 using the psydonym “the dragonfly”.
yapacc started a net art label in 1999 and produced film scores for expressionistic silent movie classics, three CDs are released.
In 2001 he founded Voiceheads together with Juergen Klumpe a duo interweaving guitar drones and textures with vocoded voice, blending Downbeat Techno structures with Hippiespace Psychedelics on a high intensity level.
During that time yapacc met Dr. Walker of Air Liquide with whom he cultivates a steady friendship and production team with any releases until today (Helden der Revolution).
Yapacc become a steady member of James Dean Brown’s notorious Narcotic Syntax on the popular Perlon label. Both had many releases on Perlon and the Cologne based We in Rhythm (WIR) Label. They did a Japan tour in 2007, where the double ep “Provocative Percussion” (WIR005) was heavy succesful.
He also syndicated Studiogemeinschaft (trapez ltd, Treibstoff, Multicolor) with the inspirational Franklin de Costa to create their own sound descripted as “superfunkyabstracthouse”. The ep “Want 2 Shake with You” (Treib 65) chartered the groove Charts and got best reviews! Based in Berlin they started the label Green Empire. The Green Empire is a collaboration with the djs Miriam Schulte and Bo Irion to have common partys and radio shows . The first release was the ep Morgenlast/Atemlos (GRE000) in summer 2007.
The amicable climate between Good Groove, one of Germany’s DJ institutions, and yapacc after having met in summer 2005 is reflected in common music productions on multiColor Recordings, Frisbee and Tresor. They did remixes for Pascal Feos, Ricardo Villalobos, Alka Rex and 2Raumwohnung.
In January 2006, yapacc released his first solo EP “Floating” (three represses!) on Neuton Music (neum 20), which has received rave reviews. His next solo release “Boutique Minimal” (neum 27, heavy played by ricarcdo villalobos!) introduced the Swiss poetry artist Betti Synclar (voc, lyr).
“Take this Way” in collaboration with Holger Schmidt on Sender Records (sender 067) chartered into Groove Charts Rank 14!
“second life” (heavy played by jeff samuel) and “n!ce” (neuton sales chart no. 13, seven väth charts) lead into a new soundlevel and give a view into next releases are exspected on resopal and lessizmore.
the first solo album “Nirvana Beach” is an album full of complex arrangements, with songs that act together with a real song structure, enjoyable – with soul and truth.
Since a half year a yapacc are producing tracks for MRI (resopal-schallware) as well.

discographie yapacc

1997
electrasmus : viper 2000 : maelstrom recordings 009

1999
the dragonfly : hal 3000 : poets club rec inside 02

2003
narcotic syntax : pingpong voodoo : superlongevity 3 : perlon 36

2004
narcotic syntax : calculated extravagant licentiouness : perlon 39
studiogemeinschaft: infected : trapez ltd 19
helden der revolution : live @ club camouflage – 04/2004 djungle fever

2005
narcotic syntax : reptile sweet accelerator : perlon 45
yapacc vs good groove : come on : multicolor 43 :
yapacc vs good groove : treasure : tresor compilation vol. 13 “its not over”
helden der revolution : djungle fever 2005 – 02 the seven inch collection

2006
yapacc : floating : neuton music 20 : umek charts, big in japan!
yapacc : boutique minimal : neuton music 27 : ricardo villalobos charts
narcotic syntax : superlongevity 4 : perlon 56
narcotic syntax : provocative percussion : WIR005 : played by ricardo vill., gabriel ananda, luciano
studiogemeinschaft : want to shake with you : treibstoff 65 : groove charts 13
studiogemeinschaft : cut the crap : multicolor 48 : played by m.a.n.d.y., jussi-pekka, sian, tobi neumann,
m. schaffhäuser
yapacc vs good groove : mind music : multicolor 45 : already played by sven väth
ricardo villalobos “unflug rmx” : frisbee 69
helden der revolution : mike and bob : parotic foundation vol 13

2007
yapacc : take this way/split 5 : sender records 67 : groove charts 13
yapacc : atemlos : green empire gre000
yapacc : second life : WIR 011 : played by jeff milligan, jeff samuel, pierre, mike shannon
dole&kom : dawn rmx : death by disco 7
freedarich & stiggsen : knopfgeburt rmx : schallschnelle 002
yapacc vs good groove : smile : multicolor 52 : supported by tomaz, dean facer, dave twomey, estroe
2raumwohnung : du bewegst dich richtig : 36grad remixe : it. sounds 26
pascal feos : ausklang rmx : synaptic remixe : level non zero 010-6

2008
yapacc : n!ce : neuton music 33 : seven väth charts 7, dominik eulberg charts 2, club hit in italy!
yapacc : dizz_ko : lessizmore compilation
mri : rasmus hedlund : uemit akaunas backcome edit : tasureitten jaelkeen : rsp053
mri : take kare not acid : rsp055
mri : onkel brutalo : selva rmx : rsp056
mri : bateau ivre : resopal 057
mri : flabbergast : resopal red 025
yapacc vs good groove : them no cool : frisbee 77 :
played by josh wink, chloé, shinedoe, leandro gamez, prins thomas, anton banks, sian, dave twomey, tomaz, stach
helden der revolution : i am here : nasty wax 03
yapacc : nirvana beach (album) : neutonmusic 38cd/lp : supported by daso, pierre, dj morpheus u.a.
calculus : onix ep : gorilla belch yapacc rmx : octopus 05

some live references
dachkantine /panorama bar/love parade/Insel/arena club/fusion/tresor
pulp mansion/tanzhaus west/u60311/popandglow/monza/hafen2
dokumenta x /gotec/elektro bunker/battery park
sensor club/westpol/co-pop/airport/zoom/harry klein
doornrosje/vera/simplon/batofar/club 55/droga do mekki
colors garden (jp), club clapper (jp), fuse club.