Kevin Yost

Kevin Yost Discography

Albums

Kevin Yost One Starry Night (Album) i! Records, i! Records US 1998 Sell This Version
Kevin Yost Road Less Traveled (Album) i! Records US 2001 Sell This Version
Kevin Yost Hypnotic Progressions (Album) i! Records US 2001 Sell This Version
Kevin Yost KY Funk 'n Stuff (B Sides And Session Tapes) (Album) i! Records USA, Canada & Europe 2002 Sell This Version
Kevin Yost KY Funk 'N Stuff 2 (Unreleased Past & Present) (Album) i! Records US 2003 Sell This Version
IR-CD026E Kevin Yost Future Flashback Remixed(CD, Album) i! Records IR-CD026E US 2005 Sell This Version
IR-CD024E Kevin Yost Future Flashback(CD, Album) i! Records IR-CD024E US 2005 Sell This Version
IR-CD035E Kevin Yost & Horace James Kevin Yost & Horace James - Black Fuse: Movements In Jazz Fusion(CD, Album) i! Records IR-CD035E US 2007 Sell This Version
Kevin Yost & Guy Monk Kevin Yost & Guy Monk - Solid (Album) i! Records US 2008 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Kevin Yost A Place Between Two Mountains (EP) Emotive Tracks US 1996 Sell This Version
Kevin Yost Unprotected Sax EP (EP) Guidance Recordings US 1996 Sell This Version
BR-008 Small Town* Featuring Kevin Yost Small Town* Featuring Kevin Yost - I Can't Stop(12") Bean BR-008 US 1996 Sell This Version
Kevin Yost Dawn Approaches EP (EP) i! Records US 1997 Sell This Version
Kevin Yost Night Of A Thousand Drums i! Records US 1997 Sell This Version
GDR 022 Kevin Yost Plastic Jazz EP(12", EP) Guidance Recordings GDR 022 US 1997 Sell This Version
IR-138 Kevin Yost The Sticks And Stones EP(12", EP) i! Records IR-138 US 1997 Sell This Version
YPCD 036 Shazz Featuring Kevin Yost, DJ Gregory Shazz Featuring Kevin Yost, DJ Gregory - El Camino Project(CD, Maxi) Yellow Productions YPCD 036 France 1998 Sell This Version
Kevin Yost If She Only Knew (Single) i! Records US 1998 Sell This Version
Kevin Yost One Starry Night i! Records US 1998 Sell This Version
IR-PLT 001 Kevin Yost Spring Again(12") Plate IR-PLT 001 US 1999 Sell This Version
IR-169 Kevin Yost Night Of 1000 Drums Pt. II (Deja-Vu)(12") i! Records IR-169 US 1999 Sell This Version
IR-162 STP Feat. Kevin Yost STP Feat. Kevin Yost - Sister(12") i! Records IR-162 US 1999 Sell This Version
Kevin Yost Conquistadors (Maxi) i! Records US 2000 Sell This Version
Kevin Yost 7th Heaven i! Records US 2001 Sell This Version
IR-226 Kevin Yost Tease(12") i! Records IR-226 US 2001 Sell This Version

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zacdavisssss

zacdavisssss

April 1, 2016
One of those rare producers who put a very unique stamp on what can be a (at times) generic/tepic genre ("deep" house). like Wayne Gardiner , Larry Heard, Theo Parrish or DaRand Land, Yost's sound is steeped in Jazz influences (tonally and rhythmically) yet it still retains the immediacy inherent in the most base of dance musics. Truly sublime sounds, and all tracks work equally for sitting around baked staring at the ceiling or at 4 am on a sweaty dancefloor (you can tell massive attention is spent in the way he sculpts sonics, making sure the tracks are both funKtional and funCtional). One of those dudes not talked about much, but when spinning a record of his you realize you've heard numerous tracks of his in your favorite djs sets over the years. True soul music for our times, illustrating the complex sensations not easily articulated that come from our contemporary intimacy with machines. Yost's take on #blacksonicalchemy is crisp, fresh, seemingly tactile; yet for all the theorizing and contemplating (it is "deep" house after all!) one can do, his tracks ultimately make you wanna get up and move/shut off the "mind" and let "body/soul" guide the voyage. One of the best in the game.
Alain_Patrick

Alain_Patrick

March 23, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
One of the biggest names of the deep house with jazzy influences, the american DJ and producer Kevin Yost learned very early how to develop his artistic inclinations. Under a musical background built mainly on his father’s taste, Yost felt in love with Jazz sounds and became a drummer, but the emerging electronic music scene seduced him some time later, and his attention turned to be on the keyboards.

Some time later, he became a local DJ on his neighbor and school parties. Through his works, he saved some money and built his own studio with a drum machine, a sequencer and a keyboard.

His incredible creative potential drove him to study music on the Berkley College of Music, and later on the Shenandoah Conservatory. Focused specially on composition and percussion, he learned the ways of a sound that represented a fusion between Jazz and the electronic side (essentially house music). At the time he concluded his studies, Yost was able to begin his producer journey, helded by very strong equipment.

His entrance door was the New Jersey label i! Records through where he released very interesting works, but the breaking point was “One Starry Night”, the great anthem of the genre, with more than 50.000 copies sold.

This called the attention of the big labels and well-known artists, and so Yost started to work for musicians and bands such as Everything But The Girl, Eric Clapton, Cirque du Soleil and the Kodo Drummers. Mostly at the same time, he released other good music through Guidance Recordings and Distance, and created an interesting partnership with Peter Funk (the Big Sexy, for example).

Highly estimated by his public and the critics, he became a regular on many international events and festivals throughout the World, but his most challenging task came on this late year, where he decided to create a full-orchestrated band of six musicians and to make a tour on Europe this last summer.
JR

JR

December 19, 2001
Kevin Yost has become one of the most influential electronic music producers of the past five years. A comtemporary master of jazz fusion, he was responsible for creating "One Starry Night", thought of by many as one of the top ten house records of the past decade. His debut album of the same name topped 50,000 units in sales ands gained him global recognition as a supreme DJ/Producer.

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