Local rising house producer/DJ, Damian Yoko‘s most recent Triplefire release “Simunye” has been selected for a massive international online competition. For those of you who don’t know, Yoko is one of SA’s most promising young house producers/DJ’s. Making waves with his “off the chart” Triplefire release, the kid is fast gaining local and international attention with his edgy production style. His natural and keen understanding for music along with a BA in sound production creates an interesting balance between self-expression and artistic rule.
Yoko’s debut release last year received praise from all corners including Lane 8, Paul Hazendonk, Ryan Sullivan, Kyle Watson, Darin Epsilon and more. The title track ‘Simunye’ featured the vocals of Stellenbosch singer Amy May Roux and is the track chosen for the MetaPop competition. The EP went on to be remixed by the likes of Triplefire label owner, Ryan Sullivan, Matthew Loots and SecondNature. Between the originals and remixes, Damian Yoko has reached 37 on Beatport’s Indie Dance/Nu Disco chart, 72 on Beatport’s Progressive House chart, 59 on the Release Promo Hype chart and 22 on the same platforms’ Deep House chart.
Now is your chance to make your mark with MetaPop this month and support local music with their monthly #RemixThis championship. All you need to do is remix Yoko’s deep house track, “Simunye”. Check out the full details below and enter right here.
“Got what it takes to become our next #RemixThis champion? Enter your remix by June 19, 2018, for a chance to win our exclusive grand prize ($1,400+ total value) including:
– Komplete Ultimate 11 ($1,199)
– A Native Instruments online shop voucher ($200)
– Commercial release on MetaPop
“I love crunchy percussion and musical detail, and will definitely be looking out for emerging artists that create lush sounds. I hope you have fun with the remix!” – Damian Yoko