Style: Badman Lazer Crunk
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His latest mixes have been posted on San Francisco’s avant glitch imprint Daly City Records blog site and Yan is referred to by Ninja Tune heavyweight DJ Vadim as “A Bad Motherfucker cooking up crack with the Moog synthesizer.” Able to count world class DJs like Mat The Alien, Mochipet and Vadim as fans and collaborators, the Zombie’s buzz is starting to build. 10 years deep in the producing game; having toured 7 countries with acts such as Abstract Rude, Mat The Alien and Emotionz – with whom they became the first Canadian hip hop/grime unit to play Romania, Austria and Hungary in 2007.
In June 2011, Yan Zombie releases his full length instrumental album ‘THE HOLD-ON TIGHT: ANALOGUE SLICES OF LOVE AND CONFUSION’ (Digital Punchout!), smashing genre boundaries between glitch, soul and hip hop. Look for an upcoming EP on Propa Tingz’ imprint True Movement: ‘Habitual Line-Stepper,’ a heavy dose of raw psychedelic crunk and futuristic purple. There will also be a release for Daly City in the next 6 months… as well as remixes of/collabs with MC ZULU, Neighbor, Emotionz, Stylust, DJ Vadim, Bassnectar, Ill Gates, Mat The Alien, Mochipet, Chad Van Gaalen, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and a slew of bootlegs for dancefloor mayhem and psychedelic headphone candy. Known for bringing unexpected and capitivating elements to the Shambhala stage; this year’s Zombie Apocalypse will push it to the next level. Join the Zombie army Friday night at the Living Room Stage…. and bring that big juicy brain of yours….
–> Here’s what people are saying about Yan Zombie and The Hold-On Tight
‘The Hold-On Tight is like listening to a post-apocalyptic radio station broadcasting the scatterlings of the world’s collective sounds back to 2011′ – Mountain Culture Magazine
‘Yan, you sik fuk ‘- Borgore
‘THIS IS COMPUTERIZED MADNESS!!!’ – MC ZULU
‘You a Bad Muthafuka Yan! Your Album is Dope!! I knew you were cookin up crack with that Moog… Nelson BC stand up!” – DJ Vadim
“So Fresh!” – Mochipet
“His New beats are Really Good” – Mat the Alien
“This Mix Is Gravy!! ‘ – DJ Wakcutt
“I just listened to your work now and I’ve got to say it’s next level..” – Propa Tingz