Yancey, real name James Sherning, is a 22-year-old producer hailing from Auckland, New Zealand; A multi instrumentalist with an eclectic sound influenced by an abundance of genres and artists (J Dilla, Kaytranada, Mr. Carmack, Ivy Lab etc) and an interesting mixture of upbeat rhythms with no boundaries to their style. Producing since 2015, Yancey’s music was soon given attention with a feature on Noisia Radio (Senkan ft. Proche).
Since then, he’s made a name for himself in both his home country and abroad, performing frequently around New Zealand and overseas at shows and festivals, notably Rhythm & Vines, Our:House, Mardi Gras and a recent tour in North America. Yancey’s live sets are as intriguing and high energy filled as his music itself, packed with wonky, wild edits and genre-bending mixing. He has performed alongside the likes of Mr. Carmack, Medasin, Ekali, Great Dane, UZ and Sumthin Sumthin, and his music has been featured on Noisia Radio, Future Knock, Slo:Wave and recently the locally curated Bassment Vol. 1 Album in 2018. Yancey is also apart of Omni Potent, a group of lyricists, producers and creatives from New Zealand.