Born in France of French, North African & Turkish roots, Yann is before anything a lover of good music. Bred on the funky sounds of Kool & The Gang, Earth Wind & Fire, pop giants such as Michael Jackson, Madonna & Prince…or rock legends such as Carlos Santana, Queen or Steely Dan…
With such a varied musical education, it is no surprise he would end up making a living playing his idols’ music!
From Rnb & Hip Hop to Funky House & Electro via Old School Soul & 80’s party Classics or Arabian Grooves and Bollywood beats or Latin genres…he has a ridiculously efficient way to mix them all in his sets and gets the dance floor shaking. You can pretty much look at him as the ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of DJing, if it has a beat…he can handle it!
His vast experience on the London club circuit make him without a doubt one of the most entertaining party DJ’s.
From playing strictly Vinyl then to being one of the first digital DJ’s in the capital…he has left his mark on the London party scene without a doubt. The venue list is extended, the list of corporate clients and special events is large to say the least but the reality is simple, he believes what makes him special isn’t how fancy a venue or clientele may be, but more how his music is delivered and the fact that most of all he plays for ‘the people’…in everyone’s soul lies a love for music of many genres.
He is known to be a respected & extremely professional individual that never fails to impress partygoers and club managers alike. He has been lucky enough to DJ internationally to Billionaire & Multi-Millionaire clients…City high rollers, Sports personalities and platinum selling superstars…sharing the stage or opening for artists like Will.I.Am & the Black Eyed Peas, Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Alexandra Burke, Gwen Stefani or even the legendary Nile Rodgers & Chic, or the new Queen of Pop Lady Gaga… entertaining crowds of tens of thousands in the process…
He has been DJ of choice for concert/show after parties for artists such as Bruno Mars, Jason Derulo, Ne-Yo, Eve, Nas, Nicole Sherzingher, Mary J Blige & many more…
His craft has allowed him to rock clubs & private events in Zurich, Paris & the French Riviera, Marbella, Marina di Pietrasanta, Forte dei Marmi, Milan…Casablanca & Marrakech, Cairo, Johannesburg, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, remote locations in Cameroon or Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia!
“An experienced international open format dj, formerly known as ‘URBANSOLDIER’, proficient with both turntables and cdjs, with in depth knowledge of all technical elements & aspects of djing, music production and sound & lighting systems. ”