ABOUT THIS ITEM
YoungTEE, the South London Prince, is a man schooled in the art of dance music from years spent cruising free parties in the Midlands and low end establishments down south. He is guided by the incessant need to make fun, dark and kinky music. He is desperate to make the girls dance. He is desperate to make the boys dance. He is Desperate.
YoungTEE made his debut last year through Andy Blake's In Plain Sight label. This was followed by "Rehab", the first of two one-sided, vinyl only bootlegs. It featured on Hot Chip's Essential mix for Radio 1 and was championed by Bicep and Horse Meat Disco.
The second bootleg came later in the year, a killer house workout of Whitney's "Love Will Save The Day" and a regular on Rinse FM. His recent remix of Alison Moyet's "Changeling" was DJ Magazine's 'Hot Shot" and debauched London club night World Unknown have just released his Queen sampling "Invisible Men" through their vinyl only label. Robert Owens has also been given the youngTEE treatment with a remix coming shortly on Invader.
YoungTEE's first EP for Southern Fried is four tracks of intense house joy. In an ode to Shelter, lead track "Get Deeper" uses the classic Roland Clark sample over a deep and mesmeric arpeggiated groove. "How Did I Get Here?" and "Lewisham '92" have their feet set firmly in an era when pills were the size of your head - old school pianos, jarring strings, analogue bass lines and trippy samples - what else do you need?
The blend of 80s funk and 90s deep house on "Can't Stop" close out the EP leaving you wet and panting with excitement.
A1. Get Deeper (Feat. Roland Clark)
A2. How Did I Get Here?
B1. Lewisham '92
B2. Can't Stop