Genre: Psy Trance
Youth started out as a member of Killing Joke, the legendary punk band, when he was eighteen. Since then he’s renowned as a true trailblazer. In the early 80’s he worked with Jimmy Cauty of KLF as Brilliant, blazed a new genre as The Orb and in 1992 established Dragonfly Records the first and well-known trance label in the world. Also, Youth is recognized for his extraordinary talent as a producer, having been nominated four times for Brit Award. He produced “Urban Hymns” by The Verve, which sold seven million copies, and worked on an album with Paul McCartney of The Beatles that remains fresh in our memory. He shows no sign of slowing down, working with artists like U2, Keith Flint, String Cheese Incident, and Howie B, producing albums and tracks as well as recording Killing Joke’s new album. Also he produced next Primal Scream’s album which will release in 2006. Lately, he released two sophisticated dub masterpieces, “Youth in Dub/Orchestra Mystique”(BFLCD67, 2003) and “The Secret Language of Ordinary Objects” (BFLWCD74, 2004). He created massive buzz with these albums, and launched the first big Japan tour performing in seven cities, albums, and launched the first big Japan tour performing in seven cities,receiving fervent support around the country. In 2005, Youth will emerge at Fuji Rock Festival with his newest compilation “Suicide” (WakyoRecords/WKYCD03)!! Youth is now one of the most important artists, essential to music scenes throughout the world.