[Look Back] Producer of the Year: You Are My Salvation


We’re one step closer to the end of the year, and indeed of this series. Unlike the other categories, the pick for Producer of the Year was obvious to me since the beginning of 2016. I’ve been so impressed with his productions and the atmospheres he’s been able to create, that it inevitably pointed to him as the winner. I am, of course, talking about Swedish production wiz You Are My Salvation.

YAMS had a terrific year opener with his atmospheric prog-breaks track Asynja on Greek label Blacked Out Recordings. As I specified in my review, referring to the breakdown, “If ever there was a moment in a track that warranted the use of the word EPIC in capital letters, this would be it“. It’s just unreal.

Slipping into the prog-trance side, the Swede delivered an astounding rework for Huminal‘s Pocket Universe on the Yang side of Yin::Yang Music. Full of delightful subtleties and the same rich atmospheric breakdown we’re used to, it pushed all the right buttons.

Even later still, the melancholic prog trance masterpiece that is What Makes Us Human landed on the main JOOF imprint to great effect. Yet again, it provided more than ample proof of YAMS’s abilities in terms of atmosphere-crafting.

The later release of his breaks remix for Shed My Skin (OLD SQL Recordings) and the prog slice that is Gryning (Swedish word for ‘dawn’) (Saturate Audio), drove the final nail in the coffin for the doubters of his work. However, as of this writing, You Are My Salvation has one more ace up his sleeve for 2016: forthcoming on December 26th under Deepersense Music is the goose bump-inducing remix for Chandrama’s The Lost Temple.

As far as I’m concerned, there is no producer more deserving of this title. For all of the hard work and fantastic releases he has put out, You Are My Salvation is Vând Sunete’s 2016 Producer of the Year.

Here are some releases / samples so you folks can hear for yourselves:

You Are My Salvation – Asynja | Blacked Out Recordings – VS Review

Release Date: 25.01.2016

Includes: Original, Chris Voro mixes

Get it onBeatport | Junodownload

Huminal – Pocket Universe | Yang – VS Review

Release Date: 01.08.2016

Includes: You Are My Salvation Remix

Get it on: Beatport | Junodownload

You Are My Salvation – What Makes Us Human | JOOF Recordings

Release Date: 08.08.2016

Includes: Original, Omauha, John Dopping mixes

Get it on: Beatport | Junodownload

You Are My Salvation – Gryning | Saturate Audio

Release Date: 12.12.2016

Includes: Original, Vertruda mixes

Get it on: Beatport | Junodownload


And, of course, let’s not forget the stunning remix that’ll be out on Monday:

Give You Are My Salvation a follow on Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud and Bandcamp so you won’t miss a damn thing.  Also, follow the labels:

Blacked Out Recordings: Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud

Yin::Yang Music: Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud

JOOF Recordings: Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud

OLD SQL Recordings: Facebook, Soundcloud

Deepersense Music: Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud

Be sure to check back tomorrow for the Remix of the Year winner. 🙂


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