Exploration Music presents "City Stellar" by Yan Kaylen
"City Stellar" by Yan Kaylen is our first artist EP release following up to our debut VA album "Setting Forth" released in the fall of 2015.
Yan Kaylen is an electronic music artist from Paris, inspired by the Berlin techno and London bass-music scenes. His musical universe focuses on a tribal and minimalistic approach for rhythms as well as ambient, atmospheric, industrial and evolving textures.
As a member and resident of the Exploration Music crew in Paris he started playing his own productions live in the summer of 2013. He has since played in clubs such as Tresor, Concrete, La Machine du Moulin Rouge or Le Batofar, and has shared the stage with established artists such as Sigha, Skudge, Shifted, Clouds, Paula Temple, Objekt, Truncate, Goldie or Positive Centre. He is also part of the cinematic audiovisual project trio Dasein.
"City Stellar" is a six track, forty minutes, journey through an ominous imaginary city. It starts off with the beatless ambient title track "City Stellar" setting the tone for the entire EP. It is followed by the 125 BPM dub techno-meets-dubstep sub heavy "Suspension Of Disbelief", while "Ancients Colony" concludes side A with an introspective tribal beat. "_Field" offers a moment of cautious rest in an imaginary playground, the sound of children playing in the distance. The pace picks up again with the epic "Mirage X84", a broken beat and lush pads filled techno number, which then leaves us in the gloomy and cinematic “The Last Quadrant", as a final ride and tribute through the Stellar City gates.