Mardi Gras '13
Yogoman Burning Band
Jordan Rain of Bellingham, WA took the name Yogoman as his DJ Moniker in 1998. Yogoman is the name of a comic book created by Rain's youth friend and current Seattle Hip Hop DJ Mad Max Wallace. Yogoman hails from Planet Yog, where vibrant and nonsensical dance moves are commonplace. Beginning with a range of musical genres including classic rock, hip hop, soul to punk, DJ Yogoman found a love for Jamaican music, with its playful, laid-back, yet intense, and steadily danceable rhythms. Yogoman also recognized Jamaica’s early music (Mento, Ska, Rock-Steady, Reggae, early Toasting & Dub) as being friendly to all ages and backgrounds of human beings. While respecting the ingenuity of the D.I.Y./Underground culture that informed his earliest performances, Rain seeks to fuse the raw, anti rock star, queer positive, and forward thinking elements of underground music with his simultaneous desire to unify people through a music palatable to all-ages and backgrounds.
Rain formed Yogoman Burning Band (YBB) in 2006 to forge his own musical vision. YBB’s latest sound showcases vocals and horns over a prominent drum and bass foundation with the intention of moving the spirit in a positive direction, seeking reciprocal exchange though dancing audiences.
YBB has toured with Iron and Wine, collaborated/improvised live with Pato Banton, Junior Reid, Geologic of the Blue Scholars, Winstrong, and many independent M.C.'s and instrumentalists, while sharing the stage with the Skatalites, Clinton Fearon (of the Gladiators), Camper Van Beethoven, RJD2, the Cave Singers, Helio Sequence, Dengue Fever and Orgone. YBB has built a strong name for themselves down the West Coast USA, and becoming internationally recognized for their unique musical experience.