YokoO provides Rebellion’s first release of 2021 with ‘Jivanmuktih’

Crosstown Rebels’ offshoot label Rebellion inaugurates their 2021 release schedule next January with a four-track EP from YokoO. Titled Jivanmuktih, the release includes a collaboration with Atlanta-based artist Bobi Stevkovski.

Speaking on the release, YokoO described how the current circumstances helped his creativity, stating:

Following months of stillness away from touring life’s noise, disconnected from technologies and attuned to a profound state of presence in nature, I returned to my studio inspired and determined to create music that is different to what I had been known for. This EP showcases the continuation of my exploration through sounds as I transition further into my creative Self.

Higher State leads proceedings and showcases the French-native at his best. Shimmering synths reside atop a punchy four-four bassline, whilst whispering hats echo softly in the background.

The EP’s collaborative effort comes next in the form of Spiritus Sexualem, which sees Bobi Stevkovski appear alongside. Stripped-back and spacious, reverberating vocals create an ethereal feel as minimal kick-hat combos round off the club-ready cut.

Finis comes next, a progressive dancefloor number that features starry, emotion-fuelled chords before the title track brings things to a close with dubby kicks, soft pads and soothing vocal tones.

YokoO Jivanmuktih EP

France’s YokoO is an esteemed talent in the melodic techno scene. Releases on Lee Burridge‘s iconic All Day I Dream imprint, as well as M.A.N.D.Y.‘s Get Physical, have cemented his reputation for all things deep, emotive and dreamy, whilst performances across all five continents have highlighted him as a truly global artist.

Atlanta-based Bobi Stevkovski continues to establish his presence in the electronic music realm. A good friend of the French artist, Bobi is the founder of both Zemya Fest and Project B.

The album will be available on January 29th, 2021.