Kevin Yost has been seen first-hand how the Internet has changed house music and its top players, with Yost one of its most influential DJs. The phrase might be said a lot for dramatic effect but Yost is of a “dying breed,” and that’s real. The man wants nothing to do with trends or what’s popular but is in the game for the purity of music. In fact he’s hoping house “goes back underground to the people who really want to be in the scene,” not the followers.
Mike Rothman sat down with Yost for a few minutes before his Friday night set at the Electric Pickle Co.
in Miami and the veteran DJ talked about getting started surprisingly without hitting up clubs, his next compilation, what motivates the man and even what he’d like to see on his tombstone. (Not the pizza!)