Yves Larock was born on July 18, 1977, in Switzerland. He is a famous DJ and producer mostly known for such singles as “Zookey”, “Rise Up”, and “By Your Side”. Overall, Larock recorded 5 solo singles and three studio albums.
Yves Larock (real name Yves Cheminade) was born in the French part of Switzerland, where the cultural influence of France is very much felt. Just like most French DJs, Larock used to like hip-hop. However, by the time Yves was in his late twenties and was ready to create his own songs, he became interested in house music with African and Caribbean elements.
His first record “Aiaka’ was a failure and wasn’t noticed by the critics. However, his second single “Zookey (Lift Your Leg Up)” became a huge club hit. It sold 150,000 copies in Switzerland. The main reason for the single’s success was the approval of Bob Sinclair. The artist didn’t just help Larock sign a contract with his label Yellow Productions but also recorded a remix to the song. Such attention from a famous artist allowed the single to become very popular.