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News |  14 Mar 2024 16:30 |  By RnMTeam

Yarni signs to DMY Recordings, releases single and announces new EP

MUMBAI: Sheffield multi-instrumentalist Yarni has signed to DMY Recordings for a new EP 'Little Island' and the first single from the project also called 'Little Island' is out now.

After performing the music from the EP live for Deb Grant on BBC Radio 6 Music's flagship new music show New Music Fix Daily, Yarni thought it made sense to turn this into an official release.

The first track released from the EP blends organic samples recorded in Little Island, New York with a crescendo driving four-to-the-floor end with strings provided by the super talented Emily Marks.

"This track started life as a field recording which I captured in Little Island, New York. I chopped up the recording to form the core melody and constructed a driving electronica arrangement around it" says Yarni on the release.

Yarni describes his sound as "a sonic melting pot of electronica, jazz, funk and rock" and this is reflected in the editorial playlist support he has received on previous releases - everything from 'Jazz Funk' and 'Balearic Beats' to 'DISCOLAND' and 'Soulful' on Spotify.

Bio by Jim Butler (Disco Pogo)

In less than a decade of producing and performing, and across four albums, countless EPs and a string of live dates, Sheffield multi-instrumentalist and musical artist Yarni (Benjamin Harris to his nearest and dearest) has covered more sonic terrain than other equally open-minded musicians do in an entire career.
His constantly-shifting, always-transformative sounds have touched upon deep house and electronica (his debut album Entkommen); widescreen cinematic head music (his second album, Boro, fuelled by an inspiring trip to Japan); futuristic jazz (2022’s Pigna) and the lush dancefloor orchestration of techno-gone-R’n’B (his most recent longplayer, Parenthesis, a collaborative effort with Give Me Monaco).
In fact, traces of these beguiling sounds can be found in all of his releases. Yarni’s creative curiosity – he wilfully embraces his magpie tendencies and loves the idea of cherry picking from his many musical loves – means he never stands still for long. His latest EP, Albers, an audio-visual alliance with the artist John Pedder, expanded his palette further, touching upon hip hop, dubstep’s skittery beats, Bukem-esque drum’n’bass and rave.
Unsurprisingly, his releases have been praised by tier one tastemakers from Andrew Weatherall and DJ Harvey to Luke Una and Gilles Peterson.

As such, his prolific musicality – more live shows and releases are promised for 2024 – will ensure his star continues to rise. He might be one of the UK’s best-kept musical secrets for now, but don’t expect Yarni to remain a mystery for too much longer.