Influenced by the band "Kraftwerk" YNK (Yannick Hofmann) started experimenting with his "Casio keyboard" when he was in elementary school. He recorded his first music tape in 1996 with his small cassette recorder. The tape contained pieces of minimalistic electronica and his own vocals. Frustrated after a local radio station denied to play his tape on air, he changed his musical direction. He got in touch with oldschool rap-records, for example Run DMC. Soul, funk and early housemusic became important.
When he was eleven years old he started to use the digital sequencing software "Cubase", experimented with it and started producing jazzy soul- and hiphop-music when he was twelve.
Influenced by several DJ-sets at the age of fifteen he developed strong interest in producing and djing house and techno. He invested in turntables and started to collect records. At the same time he started to buy electronic equipment to professionally produce electronic music.
When he is not busy in university working for his graduation, he spends most of his time with producing music, creating new groovy beats and developing his own style situated somewhere between deephouse, funky minimalhouse and techhouse.
By now ynk is a producer, dj, liveact and remixer, his music is supported by as an example Laurent Garnier, Tiefschwarz, Thomas Schumacher, Karotte and Jesse Rose.
After several digital and physical releases on labels such as Souvenir, Micro.fon, OFF, or Höhenregler YNK now joined the newborn Percusa family.
M.in & YNK & Bastian Schuster - New Orleans EP [OFF004]
Höhenregler V.A. incl. YNK - King Konga [HOHENREGLERVA01]
M.in & YNK - Le Fest EP [FREQLTD002]
Souvenir021 V.A. incl. M.in & YNK - Capetown Riverboating [SOUVENIR021]
YNK - Cando EP [MFDIGI003]
Percusa003 V.A. incl. YNK - Schultze Swing [PRCS003]