23jan MC Yanto By Joris Bakker / 0 Comments KenmerkenExplosief. Energiek. Scherp. Uplifting Biografie Soulfulness is second nature to yaNto, who is currently taking the club scene by storm with his captivating microphone wizardry. Rising to the top as one of the country’s most versatile vocalists, he is set to bring the art of mc-ing to a musically superior level. For over a decade, yaNto has been perfecting his vocal chords to become the voice virtuoso that he is today. His first big break came as part of the internationally acclaimed boy band Case Closed, with whom he toured extensively throughout Europe and Asia in the late nineties. Those years on stage as a pop idol taught young yaNto a lot about entertaining the crowd. So when the band’s case was truly closed in 2003 and each went their separate ways, he was determined to further develop himself as a solo vocalist. Pretty soon yaNto found himself mc’ing at one of the country’s leading club nights. Framebusters at Amsterdam’s renowned Escape Venue was to become the town’s most happening Saturday night pastime thanks to yaNto and DJ Raymundo, who have taken the night to staggering heights every weekend for over five years now. Framebusters is the place where yaNto truly learned the mc-trade, singing for international house pioneers like Roger Sanchez, Kerri Chandler, Ron Carrol, The Shapeshifters, Axwell and Bob Sinclar and hometown heroes like Erick E, Roog, Chocalate Puma, Hardwell and Don Diablo and many more. And it remains one of his favorite microphones to attend. It wouldn’t take long for the rest of Holland to become thoroughly enchanted by the voice of this new kid in town, and pretty soon yaNto found himself mc’ing all across the Netherlands. Nowadays he is a regular vocalist for events like Framebusters, Shape, Playground, Latin Lovers, Nope is Dope and Beatlovers and many more. yaNto’s philosophy is simple: “As long as you put your energy into it, you get a lot in return.” Not a hard task for someone who knows how to translate his profound passion for music into any type of vocal enticement. Not only in the Netherlands but also in countries abroad such as Belgium, France, Spain, Turkey, Albania, Servia, Dubai, Cyprus and many more are now added to his work schedule a side with dj Ralvero, together they have what it takes with the right sound and energy they are rocking the clubs everywhere. Hearing is believing. Due to his diversity, skillfulness and consistency in rocking anything from the smallest reception to the most massive rave, yaNto has become a favorite with the crowd as well as the dj’s. His mc-ing on one of the major stages of Extrema Outdoor, Solar, Dance Valley, Dancetour, Mysteryland, and Summerfestival next to big stars Steve Angello, Axwell, Funkerman, John Dahlbäck, Sidney Samson, Hardwell, Afrojack, Wally Lopez, Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano, Chuckie, Quintino and many more marked his advance into the premiere league of Dutch mc’s. And this year he has also put his singer songwriter skills to proper use, working together with Moti, Ralvero, Suyano, Udy and more so you can hear his voice on multiple songs soon. To yaNto, this is all just another step towards the ultimate goal: becoming the most legendary mc/vocalist Holland has ever seen!