Yotopia is Tomer Dayan and Yonatan Rimon from Tel Aviv, Israel.
Tomer Dayan, born in 1977 in Jaffa, graduated in Sound Engineering studies at the “Sound – Yoav Gera Academy” in Tel Aviv. He got into creating electronic music after years of listening, and sitting next to people writing (mostly Yoni), till one day he thought to him self “why not I?”, since that moment he hasn’t stopped creating music. Early influences include groups like The Prodigy, Depeche Mode, The Chemical Brothers and Kraftwerk. Classical influences include David Bowie and Pink Floyd, pearl Jam, Faith No More and many more. He started writing music in 1999 on Fast Tracker. He has been a dj at underground parties for more than 3 years. His solo project is called ATom
Yonantan Rimon, born in 1977 in Jaffa, BSC graduated in the department of Mathematics And Computer Science in “Ben-Gurion University Of The Negev” in Beer Sheva. As a keen lover of electronic music and computers he was dragged into combining both of them and as a result he started writing music since the early age of 16, using his old Atari ST computer, mainly messing about with no real aspirations. Early influences include groups like The Prodigy, SL2, Altern8, hardcore groups like Charley LowNoise & Mental Theo, and lot of breakbeat, jungle and drum & base. He is working solo under the name Positive
“We met in high school and became best friends. During school we listened to A LOT of music together, we’ve been at the same unit in the army and went to a lot of parties together… we started to create psychedelic music in 1998, mainly for the experience (under the name Volcano) and since then spent every spare moment writing music. We work in harmony, knowing each other’s weaknesses and advantages and we have a lot of fun doing it. We had to stop working together since Yoni had to go to university in Beer Sheva, which is pretty far from Tel Aviv, but we couldn’t stop writing music for longâ.
In the year 2000, after a period of silence from Yonatan, Tomer dragged him to electronic music creation again, and since then, they’re producing music and playing at parties together under the name Yotopia.
‘Several elements that we believe in music making: always innovate, work with the feel, make a story in a track and try to transfer the certain mood you are in into the track itself, after all music is about mood… every track is a different story.’