Yvan Genkins lives in Switzerland. His first impact with electronic music came in the middle 90’s, sharing this passion with friends who were organizing party’s around his city. But his first snatching experience that make him move a step forward took place in Germany where he could stay one full year in 1997 and get deeper into club culture if you think about Berlin’s Tresor gold time. Kevin Saunderson, Joey Beltram, Luke Slater are some of the Techno Masters that gave him the right pulse to go behind the decks and start a dj career.
Back in Switzerland, Yvan could build a solid profile all over the years, hitting some of the most important spots of the country like Caprices Festival, Polaris Festival, Nordstern, D! Club, SuperMarket and many more.
Yvan like to build tight, and pumping Dj-sets focusing on funky rolling grooves and hypnotizing bass, the main ingredients he likes to focus on to catch the most exigent audiences. His style might be defined as “tech-house” but with a sense of modern “old schools”. On the production side, Yvan strives to find rare patterns and beats from every kind of rhythmical music like funk, afro- beat or soul to transform them into his very personal groove and building relentless loops that can marry both energy and sexiness into powerful tracks.
No wonder if Yvan considers himself as a Chicago music fan. His “savoir- faire” cached the attention of Mendo from Cadenza, one of the best Swiss export and “hit-maker”. They started several collaborations as both remixers and original producers and went charted and played by all the tenors of the techno scene like Luciano, Riche Hawtin, Marco Carola or Loco Dice to name a few… Every one of their productions hits the top of the charts if you think about their recent releases on famous labels like Defected, Suara, Truesoul Snatch!, 8 bit, Saved and many more.
Still working hard in the studio, alone or with friends, Yvan is ready to climb the scales and make the planet dance.