Yves De Mey / Grey Branches
Yves De Mey‘s musical journey consists of many different paths. During the second half of the 90s, his releases were clearly rooted in breakbeat and UK drum’n’bass. Soon after that, through working for theatre and dance performances and doing large scale sound installations, his interest in experimental sound design found its way into his music.
In 2009 his album “Lichtung” was released by the influential Line label. Around that time, De Mey’s main tool in the studio became his ever-expanding modular synthesizer system. This definitely changed his way of working and obviously his sound as well, shifting from an elaborate niftiness in the digital realm to an obsessive cable-patched shaping of the real sound of electricity.
In 2011, Sandwell District found the time right to widen their dance-floor techno-scope and released De Mey’s Counting Triggers, a 6-track album that interprets club music in a downtempo electrified fashion.
2013 was an extremely busy year with remix duties on Sonuous, and releases on Modal Analysis, Opal Tapes, Archives Intérieures, Semantica and others.
2014 saw the birth of Grey Branches. Initiated by the Inner Surface Music label run by AnD and Tom Dicicco, Grey Branches brings De Mey’s view on the dance floor and allows a bigger separation from his more experimental output.
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