One of 2016’s breakout stars, Helsinki’s Yotto (aka Otto Yliperttula) returns to Anjunadeep with the first of three Twin Peaks inspired singles on Anjunadeep. Having notched up his third Essential New Tune on BBC Radio 1 with “Aviate” back in April, Otto now delivers another enthralling slice of melodic house, “The Owls.”
Building from a dark brooding groove into an infectious riff, “The Owls” showcases Yotto’s skill for combining nuanced melodies with raw powerful dancefloor moments. Soaring synths cascade alongside deft strings and driving percussion towards a grand crescendo of emotional chords and resonant low-end stabs.
“The Owls” encapsulates the trademark sound Yotto has developed over the past 18 months, at once both uplifting and dark, earning support from Pete Tong, Kölsch, Dusky, Laurent Garnier, Guy Gerber, Gorgon City and Thugfucker along the way.