In his 3rd artist album, Yousef elegantly marries an ongoing desire to labour dance floors with an unquenchable thirst to exhibit the range of musical influences hes developed in a 15-year career as a Dj and producer.
Sticking with the 4/4 beat on this project, Yousef skilfully weaves through a variety of sophisticated electronic music. Sultry vocals sit next to Chicago rhythms, elevating moments couple up with cinematic techno, all relentlessly pulsating to the heart beat of authentic house. In The Process of Eight is an undertaking accomplished by someone who has dedicated their working life to the spirit of house music.
Produced, arranged and mixed by Yousef, the project invites a talented multitude of seasoned, fresh and even unknown artists, singers and beat makers to join him. Collaborations come from, Uner, Reboot, Bontan and the legendary Blakkat, with vocals from The Angel, soon to be discovered LA based jazz songstress Erica Thomson and Crosstown Rebels frequenter Kieran Fowkes, who appears on the first single taken from the album Let Go.
In The Process of Eight also includes two of Yousefs iconic tracks Come Home and Float Away, amalgamating them along side his brand new compositions creating the producers most accomplished body of work to date.
Three singles from the album are penned for release in quick succession by mid summer 2015, followed by further music released on other world-class labels, Ellen Aliens Bpitch Control and Dennis Ferrers Objektivity.
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1. Written produced and arranged by yousef zaher. Vocals written, performed and recorded by Kieran Fowkes. Mixed By Yousef and Demian Muller in Santiago De Chile
2. Written produced and arranged by Yousef Zaher and Andrew Phillips
Vocals written, performed and recorded by Laura McKenner
3. Written, Produced, Arranged and Mixed By Yousef Zaher and Mark Bell
4. Written produced, mixed and arranged by Yousef Zaher
Vocals written, performed by Erica Thompson. Vocal recorded by Mark Bell
5. Written, Produced, Arranged and Mixed By Yousef Zaher and Uner
6. Written, Produced, Arranged and Mixed By Yousef Zaher
Vocal and additional Piano by Jordan Lesser. Vocals recorded by Yousef Zaher
7. Written, Produced, Arranged and Mixed By Yousef Zaher
Vocal written, performed and recorded by Laura McKenner. Bass by Laura Mckenner
8. Written, Produced, Arranged and Mixed By Yousef Zaher
9. Written, Produced, Arranged and Mixed By Yousef Zaher and Frank Heinrick
10. Written, Produced, Arranged and Mixed By Yousef Zaher. Vocal by Yo and Bee
11. Written, Produced, Arranged and Mixed By Yousef Zaher
12. Written, Produced, Arranged and Mixed By Yousef Zaher
If you know me, youll know I love every breath I take into my lungs, and am awestruck by the most seemingly mundane things in the world, and couldnt be more grateful for my life. So first of all Im thanking whatever it took to make me actually be alive, Im massively impressed with the world and life in general, so thanks, I fucking love living! I love music, djing and producing too of course, few things excite me more.
Slightly more impressive than my love for music and my zest for life are the finest two people imaginable, my wife Deborah, you are such an incredible women and are the reason im so ecstatic all the time (most of the time) and to the worlds leading individual, our son Theo Yoey, YoBoy, Yo Having you both in my life feels like the most accomplished honor I could wish for, you are both true joy and I cherish every moment with you both. It may sound a bit wet to my dj followers or friends, but im not arsed, these two people make me smile constantly.
A huge thanks to the Circus Crew. Richard, Lewis, Sean, Jay, Russ, Niamh, Pills, and Caitlin and to the Safehouse Management Team, Lynn, Ian, Dave, Steve, Connor, Greg and of course Coxy and Jumper. I appreciate and notice every little bit of effort and support I get from you.
To the collaborators, Blakkat, Bontan, Uner, Reboot, The Angel, Erica Thompson, Jordan Lesser.
To my PR, Neil & Lydia and Lainie C!
And a special thank you to Jonathan Waller for teaming up with me on Circus Recordings and building the message with me day by day.
And finally another heartfelt thank you to the people that support me on dance floors of the clubs I play at around the world, at circus in Liverpool, London, Barcelona & Manchester. Thank you to those that follow Circus Recordings. The support ive had from you over the last 15 years and in particular the most recent few years has been almost overwhelming.