As if you didn’t know already, Detroit has always been a birthplace for the musically inclined. From musical geniuses mastering genres from techno to Motown, it brings us no surprise that Detroit has gifted the community with another musical mastermind, Yorg Kerasiotis. Yorg, with his ability to bridge any category of music and ability to play almost every instrument, has dedicated his time to producing newer artists after spending 9 years touring with Bump from 2000-2011. Besides bringing home the Detroit Music Award for best electric artist in 2015, Yorg, also known as Yorg Stormrunner has been working as Flashclash’s front man since 2011.
Flashclash has mastered the craft of fusing elements acquired from electronic, indie, pop, and basic rock sound structures. Similar to bands such as Smallpools, Magic Man, and Walk the Moon, Flashclash adds an upbeat, “out of this world” experience to their tracks. With a large magnification on synthesizers and 10 multidimensional music videos, Flashclash has been able to rope in awards for their mind-bending songs and music videos. In fact, it was Flashclash’s version of Doobie Brother’s “Listen to the Music” that had landed them an opportunity to open for artists John Legend and Walk The Moon at the Consumer Electronic Show at the Hard Rock Cafe and Casino Las Vegas back in 2014.
Besides his direct involvement with Flashclash, Yorg is currently co-writing and producing for many local artists such as Lin-say and Aleigh Simone from his studio in Southfield. Lin-say, bringing Detroit Rock City a bit of soul and pop, has created two albums under Yorg’s guidance. This year, Yorg is currently in the running to win this year’s Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Electronic/Dance Writer/Producer.
To add onto his list of achievements, Yorg has also tapped into an acting and TV hosting career. So far, Yorg has spent time on set for Detroit Unleaded and Little Murder staring Terrance Howard in addition to hosting for Detroit Tastes and Singers in the Round. To learn more about Yorg Stormrummer, you can find him on his Facebook or website at www.flashclash.com.
By Victoria Tsai
Social Media Coordinator at JMJ Phillip Group