YUA is spirit and electronic sounds. His style embodies this ethos, emotively dancing the line between minimal, deep house and techno, flawlessly blending the genres to craft a unique imprint. YUA can be heard now on his NY.COSM broadcast.
YUA broke into music in 2001 as a resident DJ and on-air personality at 89.5FM WSOU (NJ). The hard rock station is a recipient of over 30 gold and platinum albums, and was ranked as a “Top 5 college station” in the United States by Rolling Stone magazine and the College Media Journal (CMJ).
In 2005, YUA joined 90.3FM WHCR (NY) and created a weekly electronic music show he dubbed Digiprana Sounds. The radio program instantly connected him with a new audience of fans and independent artists, both in the U.S. and abroad. The show also led to a monthly guest DJ slot in 2006 on Sirius Satellite Radio in Manhattan (now SiriusXM).
YUA formed Digiprana Records in 2007, releasing 33 EPs over the course of three years. For his first release, he performed at the underground *riffraff party in Middlesbrough, U.K.—home to some of the label’s early producers.
Back in the U.S., YUA’s success with the broadcast and label led to gigs at the Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood (FL), The Lizard Lounge in Dallas (TX), as well as Costa Bar and at Pink Skirt in San Juan, Puerto Rico—where he was born.
At headquarters in New York City, he formed a monthly Digiprana night, performing at venues like Bar 13, Stay, Polar & Sapphire, along with co-host/guest slots at Modern Codes, Soundgroove, Circle, Just Because, Redrum, Digital/Analog, Massive Groove, Mainframe and Drumnation.
Beginning in 2013, YUA revisited his musical roots as the bass player in the alternative rock band Spells and Curses. While a member of the trio, he appeared in the group’s second music video for the song Mercedes.
In 2016, he began a two-year collaboration with Billboard charting artist Brielle. During their time together, YUA played guitars and synthesizers for their live shows, which he co-produced. Her self-titled debut was nominated for best pop album at the 2018 Independent Music Awards.
Between 2013-2018, YUA performed in some of NYCs best indie spots for live music, including The Bitter End, Bowery Electric, Arlene's Grocery, The Delancey and Pianos.
YUA returned to electronic music in 2020 with the launch of his NY.COSM broadcast. Along with curating and mixing the show, YUA also voices the program, guiding his audience through a sublime journey behind the sounds in the mix.
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YUA - NY.COSM: EPISODE 1 PLAYLIST - WINTER 2020
1 Le Hutin – Move Real Slow (Sub Urban)
2 Aske Izan – De Noche (James Dexter Rx)(Family Partner)
3 Lucas Keizer – You (Large Music)
4 Mandar – Poisoned Words (Ricardo Villalobos Rx)(Cadenza)
5 Lucas Monchi – Caminar Hacia La Luz (Beachside)
6 Chris Simon – The Cave (Percomaniacs)
7 Archie Hamilton & Mr. V – Make the Difference (Acappella)(Moscow)
8 Francisco Allendes & Felipe Venegas – Llovizna (Rework Version)(Cadenza)
9 Samim – Heater (Tube & Berger Rx)(Get Physical)
10 Roland Clark – Celebrate (Acappella)(Delete Intl)
11 Lee Pennington – Acid Grooves (Witty Music)
12 Wordlife – Club Strobe (Harvard Bass Rx)(Motorik)
13 Adapter – Recharge (Stereo)
14 Don Vega – La Vida (Extended Rx)(Juicy Traxx)
15 Cevin Fisher & Jack Back – 2000 Freaks Come Out (Toolroom)
16 Loco Dice – We’re Alive (Truncate Rx)(Desolat)
17 Goncalo – Luv Story (Timid Boy Rx)(Yet Records)
18 Florian Kruse, Tesla Nix, André Konert – I Am Here
(André Kronert Rx)(Bedrock)
19 Riva Starr – The Hole (Layton Giordani Rx)(Truesoul)
20 Joyhauser – Elements (Terminal M)
21 Juliet Fox – Hey Hello (Are You There?)(Octopus)
22 Carbon – Softly Twisted (Senso Sounds)
23 OFFAIAH – Push Pull (Acappella)(Defected)
24 Pete Lazonby – Sacred Cycles
(Adam Beyer, Bart Skils & Layton Giordani Rx)(Renaissance)
25 Jay Lumen – Conscious Mind (Footwork)
26 Slam – Viper (Soma)
27 Marc Houle – Gold Ones (Trapez)
28 Juliet Fox – Was Beautiful (Drumcode)