Otto Yliperttula, known better under his Yotto moniker, has the becomings of a dance music great. The Finnish DJ/producer got the attention of Above & Beyond, signing with Anjunadeep in early 2015. Then Yotto immediately captured the ears of Pete Tong and Annie Mac, where he’s thus far earned 5 “Essential New Tunes” and 3 “Hottest Records In The World” titles.
With support from Diynamic Records label head Solomun, Jamie Jones, Eric Prydz, and Joris Voorn‘s Green label, there is little doubt that Yotto is a star in the making. Needless to say, Yotto has been primed to join the big leagues. But first things, first. The 31-year-old rising talent would need to further prove his artistic track record with a full-length studio album.
Arriving as the culmination of three years of work, Yotto has now released his debut project, titled Hyperfall. The sheer diversity of the LP is what makes it stand on it’s own in a crowded dance music space. From the progressive trance stylings of “Turn It Around” and “The One Left Behind,” to deep psytrance spaces of “Kantsu,” to ethereal tracks in “Nada C” and “Walls,” Yotto is sure to capture the vast elemental world of trance and put it on full display with versatility, style, and cleanly mastered compositions.
Yotto says the album surveys the full range of emotions inherent to life’s circumstances,
“This record is generally inspired by the feeling of having lost and found your car keys at the same time,” described the artist. “There’s drama, distress and deep, profound contemplation mirrored with relief and relentless joy.”
Certainly, he is well equipped to take listeners on a journey of highs and lows through a survey of his many sounds.
Yotto is also in the midst of his biggest tour to date, starting with shows across Europe and both North and South America. More dates for the second leg of the tour will be announced this fall.