The Hifi Club Presents: Le Youth with Guests
90s sounds refracted through a thoroughly modern aesthetic. Tracks that are serious about moving a dance floor full of people without coming on too strong. Breezy California vibes touched by a twist of European flair and an air of mystery. This is what Le Youth is about.
Wes James is the slightly enigmatic Angeleno behind Le Youth, a producer without a past whose music is steeped in it. His signature sound is a blend of Clinton-era R&B and the house music that was lighting up dancefloors and radio stations around the globe during the same period, and the leisurely grooves, airy synthesizers, and pop hooks of a song like his debut single “C O O L” that can easily pull a listener back to the pre-millennial, pre-Internet days when dance music offered a transcendentally blissful brand of hedonism that’s considerably harder to find on today’s macho-tinged EDM landscape.
Le Youth’s already attracted the attention of taste-making dance music bloggers and DJ’s the world over, and his music has continued to impress with each successive release including “Dance With Me,” “Feel Your Love,” “Girl,” and well-received remixes for the likes of Disclosure, RAC, The Knocks, SIA, Katy Perry and Chromeo.
As a performer, his effortless sets are a reminder of what is the true art of DJing; supreme track selection. In a time of hyper technologized DJ performance and access to limitless music, Le Youth manages to craft unique sets full of original, interesting sounds. The combinations of mind-blowing grooves and cleverly used samples that are intertwined in a hypnotic flow of beats, let Le Youth takes you on a journey where the music, not clever gadgets, do the talking.
Fall 2016 will see the beginning of a new chapter in Le Youth’s already illustrious musical story, kicking off with the HOMEWERK Tour across North America. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg… watch this space as there is much more about to be revealed!