Yuksek has just released his latest studio album NOSSO RITMO, or the result of three years of experimentation and collaboration for no other purpose than shared pleasure. This brand new LP marks a turning point in the story of the French DJ & Producer, who details how the album came together: “After the release of my last record I thought I would never do an album again, but I re-discovered the pleasure of making dance music, to share the studio with super talented and lovely artists like Bertrand Burgalat, Fatnotronic, Polo & Pan, to make a track and simply release it on my own label as soon as we are happy with it. And after more sessions with Breakbot, Zombie Zombie and all the amazing guests I have on the record, this album popped up by itself. I only wanted to make tracks with friends and I finally got an album, more easily than anything I did before. No headache, no plan, only music”.
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Perhaps his most natural album to date, it’s a record that draws on myriad influences. Collaborations with Fatnotronic (Philippi & Rodrigo) and Processman, as well as his tribute to Hélio Matheus (‘Mais Kriola’), confirm his taste for the Latin sounds and the richness of its 70s and 80s disco scene. Other influences are also apparent in NOSSO RITMO, perhaps due to Yuksek’s uninhibited and more instinctive approach, from his direct filiation with artists such as Sylvester (on ‘Into The Light’ sung by Isaac Delusion) or tributes to 90s dirty house with ‘G.F.Y.’ (sung by Queen Rose), ‘This Feeling’ and ‘Gorgeous’ composed with Confidence Man.
Yuksek’s taste for experimentation and destructured electronic pieces also shines through on the album, especially in his collaborations with Zombie Zombie and Polo & Pan, on ‘J’aime les Synthes’ as well as ‘Burning’, produced with his longtime studio companion Jean-Sylvain from Juveniles. A gentler side is shown in his collab with Breakbot & Irfane (check its music video below) and in ‘Universal Love’, a low-tempo psychedelic mantra, alongside the first French-tough sound on ‘The Rollercoaster’.
To sum up, NOSSO RITMO is a generous, modern and referenced dance music album – subtle, timeless and unifying. Most importantly it sees Yuksek refocus on his essence, his first love: the groove!