Trooper Da Don and Nakosta Yoris releases latest EP ‘Nigerian Disko’
Words: Damien Platt
April 9, 2022
Lust Record proudly presents the hot collaboration between rapper Trooper Da Don and electronic producer Nakosta Yoris with EP ‘Nigerian Disko’The EP fuses old school deep house sounds with the bold attitude and skills of Trooper Da Don. Produced by both artists, songs such as ‘Nigerian Disko’ and ‘Drowning’ deliver an entrancing journey with heavy basslines and classic house synths. The song ‘Its Ok’ features a wide range of samples that pull from the likes of the Beastie Boys’ ‘No Sleep Til’ Brooklyn’. This project truly transports you to the Berlin electronic scene, taking inspirations from German artists such as Michael Mayer, Super Pitcher, Matias Aguayo and Steve Bug.

French producer Nakosta Yoris has been involved in the electronic music scene since the late 90s, and when he moved to Berlin in 2011, he joined Paul Bauer to become the musical union known as ‘Paul und Smith’. Along his journey he formed many friendships with other artists, one being Trooper Da Don, widely known for his collaboration with Lil Kim and Dj Tomekk on ‘Kimnotyze’. The multi-talented rapper’s bio profile celebrates his status as the “The only Grammy-nominated Rapper from Germany” along with his awards as a radio host and actor. This EP is the second chapter amongst a series of four releases from Lust Record, all produced by Nakosta Yoris. The first “I Feel Like That Too” was released  in August 2021 as a solo project from the producer. This talented producer’s goal is to promote Lust Record and connect with many more collaborators passionate about electronic music.

Electric Mode caught up with Nakosta Yoris to talk about the latest release

Artist name and location?
Nakosta Yoris, Berlin.

Introduce yourself in one paragraph:
Electronic music has been a passion since the late 90’s. I was already organizing free parties at the age of 16 when I starting to dj in 1996. I own a bar in Berlin since 8 years where are continued to play and started to produce electronic music on the side and decided to create my own music label Lust Record.

Were you connected with music from a young age, or anyone in particular inspired you?
I discovered electronic music in 1995 at the street parade in Zurich.

What first kickstarted your musical career?
The free parties in the late 90’s in France

Tell us more about your sound and how it has evolved.
I was playing more techno and hard techno in the late 90’s and now more deep house. So that’s why my sets as a DJ are always a bit mixed between House music and Techno but definitely more deep house.

Any words you want to share to encourage other artists and producers?
Always do what you like

Networking, consistency, character, approach… what and how do you initiate your Industry relationships?
I only work with passion

Name 3 albums or labels that have inspired you the most.
Kompakt Records, Bpitch Control, Get Physical Music

Whats your favourite piece of studio equipment or software?
The groove box TR8s from Roland

Name your favourite club or festival in the world, and how does it makes you feel?
Long time ago, it doesn’t exist anymore, it was in Zurich and it was called trax rohstofflager.

Favourite clubbing memory, who or what did it involve?
It was at trax rohstofflager in Zürich end of 90’s or beginning 2000 in the small room called « stratos » with dj Hell, Miss kittin and the Hacker. A small white room with a color changing neon light the night of a street parade. How 200 passionate clubbers of a total of one million can finish in one room listening to electronic music.
One other was in a room of 250 persons in la poudrière in Belfort, end of the 90’s with Jeff Mills organized by Aurelien Deloup who is now in charge of the parties in cabaret aléatoire in Marseille France.

If you could play any venue, where would it be and why?
I like to play in small venues. It is always warmer.!

One song you really couldnt live without?
New order – blue monday

Name drop your favourite tunes, artists or DJs (past or present)
Steve Bug – Monsterbaze

Tell us more about your plans for the future.
I am developing my own label « Lust record » in order to be independent and release music with passion.

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