• Soulful vibes, nu jazz influences and triphop legacy

    Back in the days with contemporary sound

    YOGI RULEZ

  • Winner of Radio Wave STARTÉR in 2007

    30 years of music production, keyboardist / finger drummer

Yogi Rulez

Yogi Rulez - producer of triphop, nu jazz, acidjazz, jazztronica and chillout music

30 yearz in riddim


I have come a long way from pure electronica to more organic sound with influences of jazz, triphop and big calm chillout music. My instrumentals are a result of music ideas, sound collages, experiments and improvisations. I choose only the best parts from many takes and recordings, then put them into final arrangements.

I play keyboards and drums. Just replaced the drum kit for MPC pads and I try to develop my finger drumming skills. I'm trying to continue the legacy of the golden era of big triphop bands like Portishead, Massive Attack, Morcheeba or Lamb. With the difference that I completely replaced sampling for my own music written from scratch.



Collaborations

Radek Krampl - vibraphone, marimba, jazzman in Vibe Fantasy + Prague conservatoire teacher
Radek Krampl
vibes, marimba / Prague conservatoire
Jana Fabiánová / Yannah Fabian - jazz singer and vocalist
Jana Fabiánová
singer, vocalist / Jazz Appeal
František Bublík - oboe in North Czech Philharmonic (Since 1838, Teplice)
František Bublík
oboe / North Czech Philharmonic
Jan Pospíšil - rap, MC in Navigators (rnb, soul, funk) and Android Asteroid (nujazz, jazztronica)
Jan Pospíšil
MC One Two / Navigators, Android Asteroid

What's new

  • Yogi Rulez - Microbiome EP (2020)

    Microbiome EP (2020)


    Listen to my very first official release with chilled downtempo called Microbiome (2020) which is now available on all streaming platforms. Three track EP full of upright bass, electric piano, downtempo broken beats and deep atmospheric mood.


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  • Very first LP album coming soon

    Official LP coming soon


    Actually I am working hard to finish my first official album named TIME GOES BY. It will be out during the summer 2022 and available on all digital platforms + limited CD press. Have 10 tracks ready and nearly finished, just fine-tuning the details. In June I plan to send these tracks for mastering to my beloved Audio Animals (UK) and press about 300 CDs. Then I would like to try crowdfunding to raise funds for pressing at least 100 LPs.

    The music is mainly inspired by the golden era of triphop, but there are also lot of modern jazz influences, cinematic and soundtrack like parts. If you like all those immortal downtempo records from Portishead, Massive Attack, Morcheeba, Hooverphonic, Moloko, Tricky, Zero 7, Bonobo or Thievery Corporation, you will definitely love this record from Yogi Rulez too. There is also some other sides of the sound in this recording influenced by nujazz artists like Erik Truffaz, GoGo Penguin or Cinematic Orchestra. Love that mixture of electronic music with acoustic sounds.

    Since I'm keyboardist, there are a lot of keyboard instruments on the record - from grand piano to electric pianos and clavinets to hammond organs. I've always enjoyed keyboard music in its art form. Whether it's a jazz-rock fusion of Chick Corea, nujazz futurism played by Bugge Wesseltoft, modern jazz and soul by George Duke or jazz-influenced quality pop by Brian Culbertson. That's also the reason why I added electric and acoustic guitars to my music for the first time.