Before the pandemic, Yayoyanoh (actual identify Ayub Hassan) was meant to help Drain Gang’s Thaiboy Digital on tour. It was a serious setback for the 27-year-old, who discovered himself returning to the mundanity of his north London residence, delaying his debut full-length till the world opened up once more. “It was a shitty time,” he confesses.
Born in Mogadishu and presently residing within the UK, the vocalist/producer spent a part of his youth in Canada and Uganda, earlier than embedding himself into the London experimental membership scene by way of producers like Woesum and the now-defunct collective, Bala Club. With manufacturing from Woesum, Whitearmor, Oozini, Gud, Dinamarca, 106mido, Sebastian Ruslan, and Jade Statues, his self-titled, 14-track album follows on from his 2020 EP Pariah, and sees the artist hone his hyper-rhythmic sound, melding components of R&B and afrobeat with introspective lyrics and sensual vocal supply that’s excellent for a late-night afters.
For his Dazed Mix, Yayoyanoh wished to showcase a few of his favorite musicians and tracks, from the grim brilliance of Manchester’s Blackhaine to London producers Felix Lee and Organ Tapes. There are additionally unreleased tracks from Yayoyanoh himself, so keep tuned.
You’ve simply launched a brand new EP, how do you are feeling about it?
Yayoyanoh: Im completely happy to launch the album lastly. I had plans to drop it method earlier, however the pandemic delayed it.
What would you want individuals to remove from it?
Yayoyanoh: If individuals are coping with something, I need them to make use of this as an escape within the hope that it makes them happier.
How did your early childhood experiences of music affect your sound? What are a few of your earliest recollections?
Yayoyanoh: I might take heed to kinds of music from a younger age, particularly what individuals seek advice from as ‘world’ music. But I simply love sounds usually, like even when it’s the sound of a fan or a washer. Apparently I used to sing in my sleep on the age of six and my siblings can be shook. So, moving into songwriting, I at all times knew I had a special perspective.
How has it been returning to stay reveals? Do you will have any favourites post-pandemic, why?
Yayoyanoh: Returning to stay reveals has been nice. More new listeners are capable of vibe out to my music.
Tell us about your Dazed combine.
Yayoyanoh: The combine is usually a variety from my favourite artists that I’ve enormous respect for – and a few unreleased stuff from myself.
How have been you feeling when making it?
Yayoyanoh: I used to be excited that a few of the artist I characteristic have been capable of bless me with some new concepts.
1. DJB – Blije Conjo Beat
2. Leask – Postical State
3. Bitter Gold – Etch Cleanse
4. Servin Glance – ???
5. Blackhaine – Got me a Check
6. Darkoo – 4kflip
7. Nammy Wams – ???
8. Swimful – Official Party Line
9. Ocomeups – S2G (FT Ssaliva)
10. Yayoyanoh – One for me
11. Shalt – Home
12. Don Sinini – ???
13. Bk Beats – Alone (FT Yayoyanoh)
14. Felix Lee – M-way Break
15. 106 Mido – Rollerboi
16. Organ Tapes & Yayoyanoh – Dead Alive
17. Yayoyanoh – Loney Bird (Last)