Most 16-year-olds are lucky enough to get props from their friends, parents, coaches, or teachers.
Meanwhile, Alex Young counts Diplo, Dillon Francis, Flosstradamus, 12th Planet, RL Grime, Baauer, and numerous other DJs as supporters, and he’s barely old enough to have a driver’s license. However, His blend of shimmering electro, house, and hip hop makes for an intoxicating cocktail bound to get even the savviest of electronic dance music connoisseurs moving. The dance floor is about to get “Young”.
Residing in the suburbs of Washington D.C., the emerging artist and producer began making music in 2011. Initially, he studied the art of recording, and that opened the doorway for his personal discovery of EDM. “That sparked my desire to learn even more about production,” he explains. “I also wanted to make my own style of music at that point because I realized it was possible.”
His “own music” is built in a very organic manner. He’ll bring an idea to life by initially writing on guitar or keyboard, and then he’ll synthesize it, transposing it digitally and striking a delicate balance. In the process, he’s landed on an amalgam unlike anything else out there.