It’s only a matter of time before producer Wes James (AKA Le Youth) becomes as big here in America as Calvin Harris, Disclosure, Zedd, Martin Garrix and a whole slew of other electronic music acts crossing over into the mainstream. The funny thing in Le Youth‘s case…he is an American, Ohio-born and based in Los Angeles. His trademark R&B mixed with 90s house style is right on trend, as popular 90s inspired acts like Kiesza are just starting to break on this side of the pond. His new UK single, “Feel Your Love” featuring new PMR Records signee Javeon is set for release on August 24th (The Sign Of The Times/ Sony Records/Ultra Records). Check out the audio below.
The new single debuted in the UK on Mista Jam‘s BBC Radio 1 show features up & coming vocalist Javeon, who’s recent work with Julio Bashmore and MNEK signal a promising future as a vocalist. Not only am I smitten with Wes James/Le Youth himself (have you seen how adorable this guy is!?) but I’m crazy for his nu-disco/90s house sound combined with his obvious love of 90s – 2000s R&B. Here’s hoping he comes back to America soon for some club dates. If you live in New York, you can see Le Youth play at the Full Moon Festival, August 8th, where he’ll join a lineup that includes Delorean, The Knocks, Penguin Prison and more.
“Feel Your Love” follows Le Youth‘s successful “Dance With Me,” which featured up & coming Sony Music-signed rapper Dominique Young Unique as well as a sample of TLC‘s 1999 hit single, “No Scrubs” and remixes by MK, Great Good Fine OK, Jacob Plant and more. The song went on to become Le Youth‘s highest charting track to date, peaking at #11 on the Official Singles Chart. Previous single, “C O O L,” which heavily sampled Cassie‘s 2006 hit “Me & U,” peaked on the UK singles chart at #26. In addition to putting out his own music, Le Youth has done official remixes for Tensnake (“Love Sublime“), Disclosure (“Voices“) and Katy Perry (“Birthday“).
“Feel Your Love” is out in the UK August 24th (iTunes US / iTunes UK) and is backed by an insane remix package with mixes from Zac Samuel, RAC, Brookes Brothers and Jonas LR. Check out the audio for “Feel The Love” above and the videos for “Dance With Me” and “C O O L” below.