Yousefs second complete artist album >A Product of Your Environment< sets out to paint a technicolour picture of a DJ long player, achieving the goal and in the process easily becoming Yousefs finest work to date. It moves away from the usual process of a beat led project that has become so familiar among DJs, the album is designed to be listened to from start to finish, a complete work. This is the first of 2 vinyl EPs handpicking tracks off the album on limited pressings.
Each track escalates beyond club use and into as a composition in its own right, dripping with its own unique element of identity and personality. With full songs, complete instrumentation and a focus on melody the album equally takes time for a sophisticated selection of serious club workouts. While reflecting Yousef’s standing as a global dj “A Product of Your Environment” is Influenced by Yousef’s personal history and global travelling exploits yet nodding to melancholic Pink Floyd, Radiohead and Prince as much as wild moments on the floors and booths of Cocoon, Circo Loco and Space. [info from pd]