Yancey Makes Debut Release ‘Brockley Greens’ With Nauti & Name UL

July 31st 2020

Yancey’s debut single release is in collaboration with Nauti (Omni-Potent) and Wellington native Name UL which started in Name UL’s flat in South London last July. Having explored solo on their respective overseas travels, Yancey (James Sherning) managed to link up with long time friend’s Nauti (Ti-Maya Dorcil) & Name UL (Emmanuel Psathas) during a chance crossover in London. After being played a few samples that Name had been collecting, they put together what would become the foundation of ‘Brockley Greens’. From there, Yancey started to build the track around Nauti & Name UL’s vocals.

‘Brockley Greens’ uniquely has a verse for verse structure without a traditional hook that Yancey’s production has emphasised. The melodious beat has Yancey’s signature contemporary hip-hop flow, hard-hitting drums & breaks with crisp percussive elements, all layered underneath lush synthesisers developing alongside both lyricists as the track effortlessly progresses.



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Yancey is a 23-year-old producer from Auckland, New Zealand; A multi-instrumentalist with an eclectic sound influenced by an abundance of genres, Yancey's music is a mixture of constantly evolving rhythms & grooves with a unique style stemming from a love for pop culture, synthesizers, and deep roots in hip hop, jungle/drum & bass and the contemporary, left field subgenres that stem from each. Beginning his project in 2016, he soon gained attention for his style with features on notable platforms such as Slo:wave records & Noisia Radio.

Since then he’s made a name for himself & amassed a following in both his home country and abroad, playing to crowds at notable New Zealand festivals such as Rhythm & Vines, Mardi Gras & 121 festival, online streaming with Room One Live and multiple headline shows nationwide. 2018 saw him handpicked to open for Medasin at the Hifi Club in Calgary, and a subsequent show in 2019 for the New Wave club series curated by Oakk. Yancey's live sets are known for mixing across genres & infusing his own material and custom edits to create a captivating experience. He has performed with & supported the likes of Mr. Carmack, Ekali, Dimension & Sumthin Sumthin, and has collaborated on projects with the likes of Eno x Dirty, Omni Potent, Yojas, Golden Child & Loud. His original music had been featured on the likes of Noisia Radio, Future Knock, Slo:Wave and the Bassment Vol. 1 Album released through Sony Music NZ. Yancey is also apart of New Zealand collective Omni Potent, a group of lyricists, producers and creatives. 

​After a sold-out run of shows supporting Lee Mvtthews & a successful summer tour of his own, 2020 sees Yancey releasing a highly anticipated new set of original material & a debut EP, as well as collaborations with some talented international & New Zealand artists.
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