In Yamaneko’s world, things are rarely as they seem.

On the London-based artist’s debut album Pixel Wave Embrace, he deals in illusions: although water is a prominent influence on the record, it’s not found in the places you’d expect (‘Seabrooke Rise’ and ‘Primrose Island’ have little to do with water), and despite grime being a major influence, there are no classic grime sounds or samples. Instead, he sources sounds from the places you’d least expect, often drawing from his love of ambient records, new age tapes and OSTs.

Since Pixel Wave Yama has become a key part of the label, and has been a prominent influence on a wave of recent artists combining the structures of grime and club music with ambient aesthetics. After performing at two of our Boiler Room sessions, we released his second album Project Nautilus in 2016.

Yama also produces as Talbot Fade, releasing the November Versions album through us in 2015, and is one half of Yaroze Dream Suite with Mr. Mitch.