Yan Cook – Dead Satellite [INERTIA08]

Ukrainian producer Yan Cook steps up for his second EP in a row on Delsin Records’ Inertia series, the dancefloor focussed offshoot that is running since 2011. He now brings his trademark spangled techno back to the label where he appeared for the first time in 2012. Once again it’s sub shaking and room filling techno madness, shuffling percussion and rippling grooves made for the big floors and smokey warehouses.

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Yan Cook – Dead Satellite [INERTIA08]

Yan Cook – Dialogue [INERTIA007]

Delsin Records’ Inertia series is back with a powerful four tracker from Yan Cook. The producer from Ukraine has also released Delsin’s main label and associated Ann Aimee. He makes straight up techno that arrests your attention and does just that again here. ‘Toucan’ is first and is a spangled, underwater techno track with gurgling lines wrapping round shuffling percussion and insistent drums. It’s one to get into your head, while ‘Puffin’ is more physical, with more warped synths and paddy drums woven together into a fluid, rippling groove that never lets up. The drums on ‘Dialogue’ are deep and land with real resonance while dubby chords rattling out to the horizon. Last of all ‘Flamingo’ is the most manic of the lot, with hi speed synths and booming drums all coming together to make for powerful, sub shaking and room filling techno madness.

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Yan Cook – Dialogue [INERTIA007]

Yan Cook – XX LP [PRRUKBLK010]

It’s been a while since Planet Rhythm released an entire LP project. Who else to thread into album territories than Ukranian Planet Rhythm stalwart ”Yan Cook”. After releasing various efforts through the Rotterdam based imprint over the last few years, Yan Cook comes up with a double LP consisting of 2 discs with 2 tracks on each side. Whilst shifting between various sides of the Yan Cook identity the XX LP proves to be an effective and bulding package over mechanic Techno sounds with strong builds and exciting taints of FX.

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Yan Cook – XX LP [PRRUKBLK010]

VA – Acid Planet EP [PRRUK103]

Another solid VA on the Planet Rhythm imprint. Usual suspect ‘Yan Cook’ opens up with the sturdy techno-cut ”Canyon”. Steve Parker delivers some hypnotic acid business. Boys of the moment TWR72 come up with an intrusive bit of strongarm Techno. Alderaan closes down this EP with his arp anthem Xem.

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VA – Acid Planet EP [PRRUK103]

Yan Cook – Essential Wave EP [SILENTSTEPS008]

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Yan Cook has started a close collaboration with Silent Steps 2 years ago since he released his first full lenght album.
For this new EP, Yan made new synthesis and sampling experimentations and went even further in his own music development. Mixing raw fat kicks and basslines with exciting rythmics and mind blowing synth loops, every track is unique and brings its own energy but a similar color of sound hook up the whole package. Yan’s EP features a quality remix from the well known and highly respected artist, Mike Parker, which is the perfect reflection of his very own hypnotic and linear Techno, obviously recognizable.

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Yan Cook – Essential Wave EP [SILENTSTEPS008]

Yan Cook – Morse EP [ANN4X4]

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Ukrainian techno producer Yan Cook is back with four uncompromising and dance floor focussed tracks on his Morse EP. ‘Morse’ itself is like a blizzard-y radio transmission of techno from Cold War era Russian – it’s a fine grain and grimey tack with big thrusting kick drums and rusty synth lines that just roll and roll. ‘Lighthouse’ is a little less stormy, instead focussing on a paranoid and insistent synth hook as cantering kick drums rumble below. ‘Nylon’ on the flip is an aggressive an arresting offering once again. It’s a spacious thing with mysterious bell sounds off in the distance, jarring drums and angry percussion all rattling along at a quick and inviting tempo, before closer ‘Suspense’ keeps you hanging on a knife edged with its loose and jangling melody lines and thumping kicks. This is austere yet atmospheric techno at its finest, just as Ann Aimee likes it.

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Yan Cook – Morse EP [ANN4X4]

Yan Cook – 2×2 EP [ANN2x2]

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Delsin’s sister label Ann Aimee has unearthed another techno talent here in the form of Yan Cook, heavy dancefloor techno with haunting atmospheres. ‘Rhomb’ is as heavy and subterranean as they come. Apocalyptic sounding searchlight synths pan over the whole arrangement as microbial sounds busy them selves in the foreground. Vast, echoing claps seem to hang in the air and you can imagine someone like Dettmann dropping this in Berghain to a rapturous reception. ‘2×2’ bangs the box even harder – the kicks hammer the same spot over and over rather than rolling onwards, where the gradual forward motion instead comes from the rattling, melting synth chords that flood the arrangement each bar.

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Yan Cook – 2×2 EP [ANN2x2]