Cameron Leakey chats with Electronic DJ, Yuksek, about his latest album.
Although you may not know of Yuksek, the French electronic DJ is considered one of the pioneers of French House music. His first album was released in 2009 and now, in February 2020, his new album Nosso Ritmo is out led by first single.
Thanks for talking to us today, Yuksek, how are you?
I’m good! Very happy to deliver this new record to the world. The tour has been postponed as a result of COVID-19 now, but hopefully everything may become fine soon.
Can you tell us a little more about your name – Yuksek?
I didn’t want an English or French name so when I sent my first demo, I chose this one I saw somewhere. Actually it’s Turkish, it means high.
Your new album, Nosso Ritmo, came out on Feb 28th, can you tell us a little bit about the record?
I wrote this record without thinking about doing an album. It’s the result of sessions with people I like, having in mind I wanted to do a proper dance album, influenced mainly by my love for disco and Brazilian music, and some darker synthetic vibes.
What inspired the record?
My DJ sets, my life, my ears, the wonderful people I worked with and the crowd who dance with a smile on their face.
Which artists have been inspiring you recently?
I’ve been deep into bossa-nova and Brazilian music from 60/70, more contemporary I really like Nu Guinea, also some more trippy things like Simple Symmetry.
Check out Yuksek’s latest album, Nosso Ritmo, on Spotify now.