Yan Cook, the 23 year old stone cold, hard techno producer from Kiev, Ukraine just released a new EP yesterday January 12, off Planet Rhythm, and boy has he taken a leap forward for 2015! The three track EP features the massive dark techno punches that we have come to expect from Yan, with a progressed, funkier, more acidic sound. As I listen to the EP, starting with “Shadows”, I feel as though I am taking off rapidly through the cosmos, whirling by anything and everything, seemingly unstoppable in Yan’s supersonic space ship. “Dead End” seems then to seamlessly glide in and take over. I feel like this is Yan’s most danceable track. It’s amazing to hear such a hard techno sound turn into such a funky groove. “No Fog” concludes the EP with a lost acidic bang! This track features sporadic acid tones that appear to be completely unrelated to one another, but as you listen, you’ll realize you’re traveling through a spinning psychedelic world! To me, the progression, variation in tracks, and the way they complement each other make this EP a gem! Take a listen for yourselves!
Unfortunately I could not find “No Fog” on Youtube, but check out http://www.beatport.com/release/dead-end-ep/1439829 to listen and buy the EP!!!