Yo Van Lenz

Yo Van Lenz (Through My Speakers)
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According to the bio on Yo Van Lenz’s SoundCloud page (which boasts an impressive 11 followers )the Berlin producer won two silver medals for Jamaica in the 1992 Summer Olympics before injuring his leg during the final sprint. That’s when he started to make fat, bassy beats, and eventually he ended up in the Through My Speakers collective. It’s quite the origin story, even if it’s not true. Besides, artist bios are often a bit stale and formulaic, so we welcome a bit of fun, fabricated or not. Still, there’s one thing we can’t deny, and that’s the man’s taste in sub-heavy styles like 2-step, jungle, and whatever you call the bass music mutations coming out of labels like Trouble & Bass. That’s why we begged him for the latest installment of our almost-daily Mix of the Day series, which you can now hear for yourself.

Tracklist:

HADE x DWFL – “Hauro”
P Money – “Round the Clock (Cause and Effect Remix)” [Bassness]
She’s Drunk – “Pull Up” [Liminal Sounds]
Doctor Jeep – “Eccies” [Trouble & Bass]
Champion – “Bowser’s Castle” [Hyperdub]
Ful Crate & Mark Pritchard – “Dangle”
Kode 9 – “Uh” [Rinse]
Scratcha DVA – “Step 2 Funk” [Hyperdub]
DJ Luck & MC Neat – “A Little Bit Of Luck” [Red Rose]
Zed Bias & MC Juiceman – “My Sound (Al Brown Mix)” [Sidestepper]
Dub War – “Murderer Style” [Tempa]
Mala – “Miracles (Commodo Remix)” [Deep Medi]
Kahn – “Dread” [Deep Medi]
Africa Hitech – “Too Late Dub” (Warp)
DJ Manny – “Let Me See You” [Knightwerk]
DJ Rashad – “Drop Juke Out” [Juke Trax Online]
HADE – “R A S H A D”
DJ Rashad – “Drank, Kush, Barz (feat. Spinn)” [Hyperdub]
Deft – “Breakdown” [Brownswood]
Om Unit & Moresounds – “Nuff Music” [Cosmic Bridge]
NameBrandSound – “Name Brand Ah Murdah” [Technicolour]
Lemon D – “Back To Chicago” [Conqueror]
Darkhouse Family – “Brockwild” [Earnest Endeavors]
Sam Binga Ft. Redders – “Lef Dem” [Critical]
Deft – “Emeralds” [WotNot]
Ghostwerk – Kilik Break Web
Flatliners – “Kangaroo Dub” [Break-Fast Audio]
Mako & Villem Ft. Fields – “Whatever Whatever” [Warm Communications]
Just Jungle – Sky (Vip)