LE YOUTH LAUNCHES NEW ‘HOMEWERK’ LABEL
RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE ‘ME WITHOUT YOU’
COMPLETES 13-DATE US HOMEWERK TOUR
Enigmatic, LA-based producer Le Youth today announces the formation of his label project ‘Homewerk’ and the release of his debut single on the label ‘Me Without You’. Currently on a blockbusting 13-date tour across North America, Le Youth is heading into the autumn with full force. ‘Me Without You’ is available to purchase October 7 on Homewerk via all digital retailers.
Le Youth’s 90s influenced yet contemporary soundscapes have gained him a huge international fan base, initiated by his Cassie-sampling, smash release C O O L just four years ago. Since then, the talented and ever-creating Angeleno has gone from strength to strength, releasing a series of successful singles, among them the Radio 1 A-list charting ‘Dance With Me,’ ‘R E A L,’ ‘Touch’ and ‘Boomerang’. Constantly reinventing his sound, Le Youth has remixed the likes of megastars Disclosure, Sam Smith, Jess Glynne, Sia, Lana Del Rey and most recently Christina Aguilera. For the last four years, he has been touring the world over and has been a constant feature in the festival circuit, with a standout performance at Coachella this year.
His musical journey has now culminated in the creation of his own label, Homewerk. Moving into a creative space that is fully under his control, Le Youth will be releasing music that inspires. Providing as the first release, ‘Me Without You’ is the epitome of the producer’s latest ethic with brooding vocals and a larger than life pop-hook that works its way into the listeners’ consciousness. A classic 90s bassline drives the track while deft, retro synth stabs float atop the crisp and effortlessly produced composition. Le Youth’s sound is sentimental yet adorned with a modern aesthetic, being both instantly recognizable and inimitable.
To go hand in hand with the Homewerk label launch, Le Youth is completing his 13-date tour across North America, where he has and continues to perform his signature blend of R&B and soulful house music around San Francisco, NYC, LA, Washington DC and more. Be sure to keep up to date with his socials below for all the latest news on Homewerk and his touring schedule.
‘Homewerk’ North American Tour Dates
Oct 5 | Mexico City, Mexico | El Tigre
Oct 7 | San Antonio, TX | Stir
Oct 8 | Dallas, TX | RBC Speakeasy
Oct 14 | Houston, TX | Boondocks
Oct 15 | Austin, TX | Kingdom
Oct 22 | Monterrey, Mexico | Pepper Kitchen Bar
Nov 12 | Ft. Lauderdale, FL | Rhythm & Vine
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 dance floors 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, lets Le Youth take 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!