One of America's best young house producers, Kevin Yost has translated his jazz inspirations and percussion inclinations into dance productions of quiet beauty, harnessing the vibes of sublime domestic producers from Larry Heard to Derrick May.
An early fan of jazz fusion and a drummer as well, Yost was DJing weddings and the like at the tender age of 13. A contract with Chicago's Guidance label brought his first release, a 1996 EP titled Unprotected Sax. One year later, Yost signed a contract to begin working with the New Jersey acid-jazz-house label i! Records, and in 1998, the single "One Starry Night" became a big mover in progressive house circles. Yost released the mix album Small Town Underground through Twisted/MCA in 1999, with contributions from like-minds Euphonic and Fredrik Stark among others. Later that year, the album One Starry Night collected a few classic productions (like the title track) with newer material. Road Less Traveled followed in 2001. ~ John Bush, Rovi