Spring 2014, and Electronic Youth are two months into a hectic release and gig schedule for the new year.
They’ve followed up last years club hit take of the Angie Stone classic “Wish I Didn’t Miss You” featuring Alex Hart, with “I Would Leave” featuring Shanaz and a new Alex Hart single “Orange Van” mixed by EY. Add to these singles a compilation of productions to date “Was,Is & Now” and a single release each month to come in 2014 and its “busy busy” for the output on Sexy Trash Digital; the imprint started by Electronic Youth to showcase their take on “house” with 80’s electro and early house influences, deep bass lines and tuff beats, all aligned with a veneer of urban vocal.
The latest single “I Would Leave” featuring London vocalist and Goldsmiths University graduate Shanaz Dorsett has had amazing support, including Mixmag’s 8/10 review
“Their classic house sound touches on the 90s, but merges it with the current bass house sound of Disclosure or Cyril Hahn. This is a brilliant vocal track that has the ability to cross over. Electronic Youth just get better and better!
Tastemaker support for their sound from the likes of Pete Tong, Steve Smart, Skream & Benga, Jamie Jones, Maceo Plex, Claude Von Stroke, Luca C, DJ Spoony, Mark Knight
Future live sets include ‘We Are Fstvl’ along with the biggest name in the world, Loco Dice’s Used & Abused event at Brixton O2 Academy, playing at our residency for ‘Random’ headlining along side Josh Butler this March and recently headlining for ‘Data Transmission’s 6th birthday at Ministry of Sound.
2013 was pretty special for their DJ performances, with recent UK sets for Loco Dice @ Electric Brixton, Def Mix 25th Anniversary & Stealth (both Ministry of Sound) along with their long standing “Random” residency, and a calendar populated with summer gigs including UK’s High Definition Festival (pre party), Stealth and Kinky Malinki @ Ministry of Sound, SW4 Festival (after party), and Ibiza 2013 sets at both Eden and Booom!
That’s now, but how about “then”…
The duo that is Electronic Youth comprises Leisuregroove & Rustem Rustem.
Rustem moved through an early career in vinyl distribution whilst helming his own Loonacy & Spud Records imprints, adding a spell in charge of The Hoxton Whores own WhoreHouse Records.
Leisuregroove created a solo production career with success and support from the likes of Judge Jules, and Seb Fontaine via his own label Digital Disco Records collaborating with the likes of Angie Brown, and seeing successful release with the likes of Hed Kandi.
The two then hooked up on the UK DJ circuit, and created Sexy Trash Digital with initial releases on the label including ‘Rat Race’ and ‘People’ under their own names.
A change of direction in sound took place reflecting their joint desire to create something new and fresh, reflecting their musical influences combined with the “deep” sound emerging from London and the South East …Electronic Youth was born!
This is where it gets a little hectic…
An EP signed to Sander Kleinenberg’s label THIS IS Records kicks things off. New York label System Recordings releases the ‘Life On Mars EP’, Sexy Trash Digital’ re-launches with self-produced EP’s and output from signed artists including Subk0de & Sebastian Klone. Electronic Youth create remixes for MYNC ( getting their own single released on CR2 Records as a result), and two very large “unofficial” remixes namely Kariya’s “Let Me Love You For Tonight” and Angie Stone’s “Wish I Didn’t Miss You”.
In addition scan the listings on the likes of Beatport and Traxsource and you’ll find Electronic Youth’s production work curated by the likes of Maquina Music, PHD Recordings, Stealth Records and Conkrete Digital with further releases due on their own Sexy Trash Digital label which relaunched at the end of 2013.
Step forward to 2014 and the release of Electronic Youth’s debut album beckons preceded by “I Would Leave” and another single featuring Mos Eisley “Dreams.
Squeezing a decade of personal dance experiences and a lifetime of musical influences into one long player ain’t gonna be easy, but when “The Youth” are on their watch you know it’s going to be something big!
Pop a note in your musical calendar ………………. meantime they’ll see you on the dancefloor!