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If you haven’t heard of him yet, you must been living onanother planet these last few years! Production and DJ actYouri Donatz has forged an impressive reputation as aproducer and performer since his dj-birth in 1998. Strikinglycurrent yet hauntingly retrospective, “Rituals EP” on(Monique Musique 2011) represents Youri Donatz’s bestwork in recent memory and further cements his reputationas one of the greatest tech minded house producersaround.With a truckload of support coming from big boys like NicFanciulli, Steve Lawler and Karotte the Dunkin’ Donatzsound is getting out of control. In a time when many musicalacts are sticking to what has been ‘safe and tested’ YouriDonatz is really pushing the envelope with new and creativemusic filled with groovin’ phat baselines and is influenced bythe melodic sounds of (deep) house guru’s François K,Todd Terry, Darren Emerson, Danny Tanaglia, Sneak, DaveSeaman, Deep Dish, Layo and Bushwacka, Funk d’ Void andmany more.Youri Donatz has played at all the big Dutch festivals; DanceValley, Extrema Outdoor, FFWD and Mysteryland to name afew and has been touring the clubs extensively the last fewyears. He’s played close to home and on the other side ofthe world; this man has been everywhere and seen it all. Hispassport contains Europe, (South) America, Canada, (South)Africa – you get the idea. You could say he has built up anice permanent tan!Halfway 2011 he started a brand new techhouse labelcalled Luukas Kaapro. With already several tracks in thebeatport techhouse charts, collabs with Roberto Palmero,Angelo Ferreri, Luca M, Luca Donzelli, Matteo Matteini, Gregvan Bueren, Julien Fuentes, Sean Random this label iscertainly one to watch out for in 2012.Youri Donatz is the first Dutchman to create an exclusivesamplepack for ProDJloops.com. With subtle nods to theChicago and Detroit innovators of yesteryear, Youri Donatzdraws upon their rich experience to deliver timeless grooveafter timeless groove.A seamless fusion of Techhouse and Techno is the bestway to describe this studio monster’s style. With release onlabels like Monique Musique (CA), Natural Rhythm (DE), Punta Del Este (URU), Pura Music (ESP), Elegant Bit (IT )and a zillion more this guy is certainly someone to checkoutregularly on beatport.com

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