In ancient Chinese philosophy, YIN YANG refers to a concept of dualism, describing how seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be in balance, complementary, and interdependent in the natural world. The Maastricht-based band known as YĪN YĪN, however, embraces misbalance and its contemplative freedom in order to push the boundaries of its creative musicality.
At a ballet school in a remote village near the Alpaca Mountain, Yīn Yīn started out as an in-studio experimental project by Kees Berkers and Yves Lennertz, exploring the potentialities of South East Asian music from the 60s and 70s. Over recent years, the project has evolved into an energetic live experience, celebrating a mix of world music, disco, funk and electro, deeply infused with the individual musical background of its individual members. With the introduction of Robbert Verwijlen on keys and Remy Scheren playing bass, and with percussionist Gino Bombrini joining them on their live tours, Yīn Yīn has developed into an immersive, psychedelic live presence able to captivate a broad audience, and get people dancing.