Arigato gozaimashita, Tokyo! RBMA’s own Yannick Needs with a special tribute mix dedicated to the early years of Japanese underground house.
RBMA crew member Yannick pays homage to the underground house sound of Japan, covering the early years 1989-1993 as well as the following decade. Featuring a selection of tracks from pioneers like the Ecstasy Boys, Soichi Terada, Shinichiro Yokota, the influential Far East, BPM and Major Force camps, and, of course, Frankie Knuckles’ long-time production partner and house legend Satoshi Tomiie. A veteran on the German DJ circuit for more than two decades, Yannick has been knuckle-deep in crates since his residencies in the 90s at landmark Frankfurt clubs like XS, Omen, and Robert Johnson. He served as editor-in-chief at Groove magazine, co-founded the production team and label Needs, and remixed the likes of François K and Ennio Morricone. Yannick also co-runs Germany’s best outdoor summer party, LAZY, and steers the good ship RB Radio.