One half of Rudimentary Records, dedicated selector and DJ, who counts features on 1Xtra, numerous festivals, pirate radio, and part of a truly committed network of junglists in Ireland for over 20 years.
Yoru has been obsessed with music that traces its roots back to black music for a long time. He has a deep love for bass, sound system culture, and the idea that “music is more than melody and notes, it’s a story, it’s a feeling, it’s a vibe, it’s a family, it’s a community, it’s an identity and a unifying force”.
This EP is a reflection of his pursuit of a story, a vibe, or a positive feeling. Coming out of lockdown at the same time as emerging from a long hiatus from music production, Yoru wanted to capture a motivating feeling of new positive vibes that we all carve. Yeah, is a response to a series of questions he had when coming back to making music. Do I miss production? Do I miss the vibrating feeling of bass from a well-oiled sound system? Do I have something positive to bring? The answer was, Yeah!
Yoru has poured monster basslines, nostalgic sounds, and textures from dub techno and early 90’s house all under this love for jungle attitude of flipping things around, blending heavyweight bass with breaks loops, and contrasting them uplifting positive melodies and sounds.
The title track, Yeah, leans heavily on these jungle roots, Burner, is a much more reflective and personal-sounding journey and Cookie Monster is a focused drive into a dirty bass bin.
There are 3 excellent remixes included in this EP. Although to say they are remixes is understanding the craft. They should be seen as 3 stand-alone pieces of music that bless this EP with movement and unique perspectives.
Derry-based producer Cartin rinsed on a positively bumping techno roller, H-Sik leaned into that heavy jungle sound and Bristol-based duo O$VMV$M pulled and twisted the audio to create a broken down analog dancehall riddim.
released October 8, 2021
Tracks written & produced by Yoru
Mixed by Yoru
Mastered by Macc @ Subvert Mastering.
Artwork by: Laura Nelson