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DT590 – Russ Yallop


Few producers exploded onto the underground house scene like Hot Creations’ Russ Yallop. While some producers spend years finding their feet, Russ made a clear statement of intent with ‘I Can’t Wait’ his debut release on Crosstown Rebels, a solid cut of nu-school house that was charted and supported across the board by everyone from Jamie Jones to BBC Radio One. From that point on, Russ has continued his upward trajectory with stand out music on all the underground’s hottest labels, from Hot Creations to Knee Deep In Sound to Avotre and Snatch!

At the turn of the decade Russ was part of a special collective of UK DJs that pioneered a new musical wave that subsequently spawned the global resurgence of deep house. Along with long time friends Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, Richy Ahmed and Robert James, a new kind of fun and energy was injected into dance music again and this sound soon became the staple soundtrack of dancefloors worldwide.

During his long career Russ has proved himself versatile enough to go beyond limiting himself to associations with any one particular brand, proving himself to be a truly unique artist to sit up and take note of.

SPNCR feat. Lorde Sanctus ‘In This Moment EP’ which is remixed by Mark Jenkyns, Russ Yallop and Andre Salmon is Released 20th April 2018, here, on Emerald City Music and Russ joins our Podcast series today, Listen to it below, on Spotify or iTunes here.


Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
A cool housey Rhodes-tinged Yallop-infused sonic gangbang, fam.

What’s your personal favourite track on it?
SPNCR – In This Moment (Russ Yallop Remix). Naturally.

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
I have a special ‘musical genius’ concoction which I rub on the decks before each mix that includes a pinch of Jamie Jones’s fro, half a pint of Carl Cox’s head sweat and an ounce of Eats Everything’s leftovers. Sometimes I have to make do without the leftovers, they’re hard to get hold of.

What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
Still Circo Loco at DC10 new year’s day. Going to take some topping. (No reference to Patrick.)

What have you got coming up?
This Saturday is my Rinse FM show check me out at 18:00 and next week is the release of my remix on Hot Creation’s offshoot Emerald City, the track I mentioned above.

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
I think it’s obvious to everyone now that the world is flat. But keep your eyes out for the next big thing they’ve kept from us- turns out the sun is actually square. Heard it here first, peeps.

1) Ossie – From Reece – Exploited
2) Frag Maddin – Focus (Kevin Over Remix) – Madhouse Records
3) Quibiko – Raw Luv – Defected
4) Josh Butler – Switch Off – Origins
5) SPNCR feat Lorde Sanctus – In This Moment (Russ Yallop Remix) – Emerald City
6) CDC – Cut My Jam (Javi Bora, IAAM Remix) Carpe Diem Musica
7) Flashmob – The Lone Brazilian – Hot Creations
8) Iglesias – Sleep Like A Stoner
9) Mat.Joe – What You Want – Mother
10) Luca Donzelli – Not Ordinary
11) Jacky, Russ Yallop – Neigh Good – CR2
12) Larry Cadge – Hoofer – Smiley Fingers
13) Luigi Rocca, Federico Buratti – Reject – Kenja
14) Kevin Over – Coop
15) Fabs – Cubic (Douglas Greed)

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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