Leading deep house connoisseurs and creators of Hold Youth Records Seuil and Le Loup, gear up to unveil their labels debut EP ‘Classics’ – an excursion into blue-eyed soul and hip-hop infused grooves.

Retaining an element of mystery and authenticity, Hold Youth will be a vinyl only label, keeping it strictly underground. An outlet for Seuil and Le Loup’s own productions, the label will feed on their musical inspirations, and nurture homegrown talent while exploring a range of sounds and styles, from hip-hop and soul through to house and techno. Hold Youth is also the name of the DJ duo and their residency at Social Club in Paris.

‘Classics 001’ is a split EP with two offerings from Hold Youth on the A-side. The first track ‘Nautil Us’ is a rework, which modernises the 1974 ‘Nautilus’ by Bob James while ‘Paname’ focuses on the solid underground house style with that all-important French touch and a sprinkling of NYC.

On the B-Side, Seuil delves into funkadelic, hip-hop influenced waters with ‘Khemestry’, which pays homage to Trankilou and J. Dilla’s deep side. Le Loup rounds off the EP with a track rooted in Cuban Salsa, but with brawny beats and a modern hip-hop twist.

1. Hold Youth – nautil us
2. Hold Youth – paname
3. Hold Youth – khemestry
4. Hold Youth – untitledt

 

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