Yaya had a logical entry into electronic music: he frequently performed as a drummer while growing up in Turin, later discovering house and techno during an extended stay in Ibiza. By the time he was 17 he was playing regularly on the White Isle, with a breakthrough record landing via Loco Dice and his coveted imprint, Desolat.
Under Loco Dice’s wing Yaya became a European staple, as beloved for his DJ sets as his techy dancefloor records. Recently he’s worked alongside long-running EC1 favourites including Cassy and Mike Shannon – both of them signing remixes to his label, Tamango. He plays Solo Danza’s Halloween party in Room One this Sunday, and so he sent us a mix to give an idea of what to expect on the night.