The Detroit native, now living in Japan, will play parties across the US.
Young's career in techno stretches back almost two decades, to the time when he worked with Jeff Mills on Mills' radio show in the early '90s. Since then he's put out some two dozen records, three studio albums and countless remixes, and collaborated with fellow Detroit artists like Daniel Bell and Anthony 'Shake' Shakir. Young is also a veteran of his hometown's DEMF/Movement festival, where he's made a number of appearances over the years. He played Movement earlier this summer, but otherwise rarely performs in the States.
So far, six parties are in store for Young during this visit, and the tour gets started this weekend with a homecoming party in Detroit at The Works, led by the Detroit Techno Militia. Then, on Sunday, he'll head west to play a boat party in San Francisco. A few weeks off will be followed by a booking in Portland early next month, where he'll share the decks with Plus 8 artist Bryan Zentz. The following weekend Young will go to Pittsburgh to headline a Humanaut party with help from local live artist Shawn Rudiman. He'll then take to the decks at National Underground in New York, before making a second Detroit appearance; details for those events are still forthcoming.
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