I remember your prolific output on Cadenza from a few years back. Are you still involved with them? Will you be releasing anything with Cadenza in the near future?
Cadenza has played a very important role in my career and I will always be thankful for the time we shared. At one point it was the time for me to start a new cycle of my life and explore new things. So for the moment, there is no plan to collaborate again in the near future.

See also: Mix #213 By Reboot

What do you have scheduled for the summer that you are particularly excited for?
This summer I will play a little residency at Pacha Mallorca, where I had one of the most amazing gigs of last years summer summer. So I am really looking forward to head back there in July and August to play 4 shows for them. Another highlight will be the Liverpool Music Festival in July. A collaboration between the City of Liverpool, Yousef and international Artists. It also comes with an EP on Circus Recordings, called 3 Cities containing tracks that are collaborations between Yousef and the artists involved. I am really looking forward to this one.

Now that the summer is in full swing, do you have any procedure to maintain health and mindfulness especially given the rigors of the season?
We all know about the temptations and abysses that working in nightlife can bring. For me personally, I took the decision to not follow that path anymore and I am working on staying clear and focused. Beside other measures, it is important for me to stick to my daily routines. Wake up early, exercise and have a normal workflow. Also I spend as much time as possible with things like gardening or cooking, family and my friends. That’s what keeps me grounded.

“aLIVE” is available 15 July on Get Physical Recordings

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