In the rapidly evolving scene of electronic music, there are few DJ’s that have seen the beginning, and even fewer that have maintained their position as forward thinking musicians over the last decades. It is without a doubt that Alain Ho aka DJ Yellow is among these select few. (Liberated from RA: ‘Biography of DJ Yellow’)… I couldn’t have said it better myself. ;-)
So yep this very talented gentleman has been around forever and we’re delighted to have him pop by the 20 for a chat. I had the pleasure of meeting and witnessing a DJ set from Mr Ho way back in 1999 or 2000 (I was a little teenage music munchkin) at the legendary Berlin Bar (Gold Coast, Australia), he was in town with his mate and partner in label crime (Yellow Productions) Bob Sinclar… ;-) Obviously so much has happened between then and now (like this lovely Hot Toddy remix), but let’s see what he’s been up to these days…
How did you start getting into producing your own music?
In the early 90′s… It was a natural process for me after so many years of DJing…
How would you describe your sound?
Gothic and Baroc with a touch of sex under DJ Yellow! Classic & estetik under Alain Ho.
What are your earliest musical memories?
Listening to the song “It’s just begun” by the Jimmy Castor Bunch (RIP).
Any musical family links?
No not really…
What are you currently working on?
I have an EP coming out on Composite Records, featuring Yota. It’s kind of new style for me… It’ll be released on the 27th of February on vinyl and digital.
What’s on your radar right now?
Something, but I don’t know know what yet…
Name three of your favorite records old or new?
Bogdan Irkuk – My Weakness
Mr Finger – What about this love
Josh One – Wake Up (King Britt Remix)
What sound or noise do you love?
The voice of my wife on the phone… The sexiest one I’ve ever heard!
What turns you on?
The smell of my wife.
What’s at the top of your shit list?
What is your favorite destination?
What are you most excited about right now?
I’m excited about what we are going to release on Composite Records in 2012. We’ve got so much amazing music by Alex Arnout, Cera Alba, Francys, Drawing Boards, Tiago Fragateiro and myself.