A collaboration between leading house producers Seuil and Le Loup, the Hold Youth imprint formed when the two discovered their mutual appreciation for a melange of music and a shared eclectic vision. Drawing inspiration from the old skool pioneers – J Dilla, Moodymann, Theo Parrish – the open-mindedvinyl-only label encompasses house, disco, techno, hip-hop and everything in between. With an aim to uncover homegrown talent, Hold Youth is working with artists like Douze and S3A, to name but a few, making music for DJscollectors and true music lovers.

Hold Youth propelled themselves into the limelight with Classics 01, a super deep package of melodic grooves, following up with two further EP’s featuring guest remixers Och and San Proper. Also providing a platform for young talent, music has come from artists such as S3A with the house-bomb vinyl ‘Eva’ and more recently an EP injected with pure funk ‘Bastien’. Releases from Jordan Fields and Rick Wade pay homage to an integral part of their musical roots and East Coast inspirations, while the French side is represented by the mysterious Monsieur Georget and the pioneering producer Ark alongside his new-comer brother Pit Spector. Taking a side of vinyl each on Pap’ House EP last year and laying down some of their strongest production for the label yet, Hold Youth can now look forward to the release of their debut LP. Working with like-minded labels, the pair have previously remixed for Parisian counterparts Get The Curse and reworked the classic ‘Key Of Love’ on La Vie En Rose.

Outside of the studio, Seuil and Le Loup have carried the Hold Youth ethos into a DJing partnership, opening up the ears of ravers in the likes of fabric LondonFuse Brussels and the underground heads’ favourite party Half Baked. Landing a residency at Paris’ infamous Rex Club, the duo’s special guests reflect the Hold Youth spirit, so far including Half Hawaii live, Nail, Cezar, Marc Schneider, Kyle Hall (as well as Soundstream, Pepe Bradock, San Proper and Motor City Drum Ensemble in their previous home, Social Club). With such calibre of support on board, this is think outside-the-box club music.