From the two individually revered artists Seuil and Le Loup, comes the debut LP, “De La Club”, under their collaborative DJ/producing alias & label Hold Youth. We’re premiering one the hottest tracks on the LP: Kool & The Boug. It oozes that warmth defined so well by Pepe Bradock and Trankilo. A club track which has the power of subtlety to submerge the dancefloor that one level deeper.
De La Club LP includes a collection of dance-orientated tracks, designed to make the body move, De La Club explores the origins of Hold Youth’s fundamental influences to their modern day stance. It’s almost in retrospect of primarily State-side club sounds, but also of the pair’s early musical staples. Paying homage to old-school production, the inspiration drawn from the Detroit greats like Moodymann and Andres is clear on the funked-out, jazzy vibes of “Street My Baby” or the smooth flowing “Les Enfants Du Soleil”. Hold Youth’s love affair with head-bobbing hip hop also makes an appearance on the intro and outro, sampling the one and only J Dilla, perfectly combined with their own personal beat-boxing.
Part two looks to the example of German minimal and micro house and brings us up to date with the sounds fresh from Hold Youth’s record bag today. Be it the weird and murky territory of “Dance With The ***”, or the eerie, glitchy world of” Black Dog”, their modern vision of De La Club is darker and sturdier in its stature. But it is the ability to weave seamlessly between the LPs two halves, two ideals, which truly characterizes the Hold Youth ethos and their signature DJing style.
De La Club LP will be released Vinyl-only in May.