Friday, November 19, 2010
Yab Yum - Nocturnal Emissions (2006)
Gaspard has been DJing and organizing parties for 9 years. He started as DJ Throbbe and played with Psyberpunk Corp. Today, he is DJ Gaspard for his night-time psychedelic trance sets and DJ Equilibrium for his floating ambient mixes.
Ajja has been a musician all his life. Growing up in the world-famous tattooing Leu family and travelling across the world has given him a strong creative drive. Although he lived in Goa when trance was coalescing, the jadedness of the scene turned him away from electronic music for many years. He accumulating a major body of original non-trance material as a by-product.
In 1998 Gaspard came in for a tattoo in Ajja's shop and they became fast friends. During the next few years Gaspard helped refuel Ajja's love of trance by dragging him out to psychedelic parties across Switzerland. Their first performance together, at the Psyberpunk Naturalp Festival in November 2002, consisted of Gaspards DJ set, live percussion & live fx by Ajja. Later that year, they toured Australian festivals - Outback Eclipse, Rainbow Serpent & Exodus.
In the summer of 2003, Gaspard and Ajja in collaboration with visual artist Tanina Munchkina & musician Master Margherita created Peak Records - Switzerlands first psy-trance label! Performing together with the P.G.C (an organic-trance live-act of which Ajja is a founding member) through the summer of 2004, revealed high compatibility between Gaspard & Ajja ranging from very similar tastes in music to humour, partying & psychedelic philosophy.
The next logical step was the formation of their own live act: Yab Yum. So Logic was bought, laptops were tuned up & they got down to business: Ajja bringing his knowledge of instruments and frequencies and Gaspard, a strong sense of dance-floor dynamics from his experience as a DJ & sound engineer.
This combination has produced many strong, psychedelic, dance oriented tracks, that have been greatly appreciated by trancers everywhere. Yab Yum have been released on respected labels worldwide & have released their debut album "Nocturnal Emissions" on Peak Records in December 2006.
In June 2008, due to personal reasons, Dj Gaspard played his last gig with Yab Yum. Since then, Ajja has taken on the project on his own, and is currently performing in parties and festivals around the globe.
04. Mind my Nipples
05. Nocturnal Emissions
08. Conjoint Twin Myslexia
10. Dr Ruthless
Download Part 1 ; Part 2