YANN LOISEL – DOWN BY THE RIVER
Down By The River is the first release from Yann Loisel’s Debut LP. Recorded in Berlin and France, the project is the result of a collaboration with renown artists from the German and French Reggae scene. Produced by Alex Brechow (La Gorda Dubs, iLLBiLLY HiTEC), the project features members of The Evolution Band (Gentleman), Sebastian Sturm as well as Tribuman among others.
Based on a slow and powerful Roots Reggae groove, Down By The River invites its audience to a first journey into Yann Loisel’s World. Using a deep Nyabinghi vibe as well as Dub elements, this meditative and melancholy song carries a message of hope in troublesome times through its deep and personal lyrics.
Born on an island on the French Atlantic coast, Yann Loisel grew up listening to Reggae, Blues, Jazz and Hip Hop. These early musical influences shaped his interpretation of Roots Reggae. His groove-based and clean composition are leaving the vibes and energy as the main drivers of his music, underpinning his committed and spiritual influenced lyrics.
After playing in several bands over the past years he concentrates now on his solo career. In April 2021, the charismatic musician released his DIY EP “Welcome To My Kitchen”, a corona project recorded in his kitchen in Berlin. Anyhow, this laid back project led to first Radio-Plays, Reviews (e.g. Pull-Up Mag, Radio Krimi, …) and marked the begin of his collaboration with members of the Evolution Band (Gentleman) and producers from the Berlin Reggae community.
Together, they are now working on new tracks, far away from the common Reggae Clichés, yet at the core of this music. The first releases are planned at the beginning of 2022 and Yann Loisel will be back on stage by the Summer of 2022.