The new decade sees Yousef, A&R from Circus Recordings, consolidating his status as an international DJ, Producer, Club Promoter and Music aficionado with ever greater impact. Last year saw him achieve a first, the release of his debut artist album - A Collection of Scars & Situations finally laying down on wax a watermark of his effervescent personality. It showcased the different dynamics to his sound as a performer - heavy support from the usual rag tag ensemble of dance music greats; Sasha, Danny Tengalia, Nic Fanciulli, Carl Cox, Steve Lawler, Radio Slave and Nick Curly among them. ÒLegacyÓ was picked up for global single release by Renaissance. It garnered plays all over specialist dance radio worldwide (most notably John Digweed, Carl Cox and BBC Radio OneÕs Pete Tong), as well the coveted DMC single of the week; it was dubbed Òone of the stand out tracks of 2009Ó. When Yousef was asked to contribute an essential mix from the world renowned Creamfields, he set about remaking the track into the ÔTerrace EditÕ, taking the track into a newer and fresher direction (two further epÕs are set to drop for renaissance in 2010).
It continued the mutual love affair between Yousef and Germany, the hub of worldwide electronic music. He signed two new EPÕs to MannheimÕs premier league label Plastic City, and after season long support from Sven Vath, ÒCome homeÓ was released on the worldÕs most followed electronic music brand Cocoon. It blew up, cutting across the spectrum of house and techno, making ÔEssential new tuneÕ on Pete TongÕs Radio One show, with consistent support from John Digweed, Laurent Garnier and of course Vath himself. A certain dj names Sasha fell in love with the composition so much he asked to remix it, which he has in fine style (out on cocoon in mid 2010). The international love has never been stronger for Yousef. The first international DJ to play the troubled nation of Syria. Ibiza, with its arcane hedonism and wild party ethos has always served as an adequate stomping ground for his cross genre grooves. And of course heÕs back there this year... with a vengeance! South America has also shown a stronger allure for Yousef, with further ground being broken in Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil increasing his continental lustre. A recent 6 date tour on Indonesia showed how far yousefs reach is getting.
With his new Vinyl "Walking On Egg Shells" Yousef is putting all his impressions and feeling into two incredible tracks. He is still longing for more in his musical life, so get into the flow of "Walking On Egg Shells" and feel Yousefs life.