On top of his ‘usual’ day-job of rocking dancefloors in every continent on the planet YOUSEF is far more than more someone who simply plays other people’s records.
There’s the club he promotes – the legendary Circus, which is now taking up a second residency in London and about to hit a monumental decade of business whilst still consistently presenting innovative, floor-rocking line-ups. Then there’s record label of the same name under which Yousef has clocked 20 releases – productions which continue to evolve and devastate charts.
A seasoned DJ and accomplished producer whose vision has permanently influenced and enriched global dance music…
TRUTH is proud to present YOUSEF.
//About YOUSEF (UK | Circus)
Knee deep in his second decade of dance, Yousef remains one of the globes most exciting talents in the realm of modern rave. His career has evolved and stayed true to the shifting sands of the game; he stood out when he arrived on the scene because of his jaw-dropping technical savvy and as the years have progressed he’s added the multi-faceted strings of club promoter, label owner, and deftly talented producer to his bow.
Circus club events, which Yousef remains the figurehead behind, celebrated a decade of activity with residencies in London and New York alongside its spiritual home of Liverpool. The club night continues to dominate UK clubbing with its stunning ensembles of talent month after month, always managing to strike a balance between the established and the soon to be huge.
Whether going solo or doing parties with Planet E, Cocoon or BBC Radio One for the historic 500th Essential Mix, they’ve delivered nigh on every major act of the past decade. Sven Vath, Carl Cox, Ritchie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Luciano, Ricardo Vilalobos, Laurent Garnier (DJ & Live), Carl Craig and Adam Beyer among them, whilst they can lay claim to being among the very first to champion the likes of Seth Troxler, Maya Jane Coles and Jamie Jones.
Yousef’s beats have nestled on high pedigree imprints such as Cocoon, Intec, Cecille, Saved and Monique Musique, whilst his own Circus Recordings boasts an output ranging from seasoned veterans like DJ Sneak and Sven Vath as well as rising stars such as Tom Flynn, Doomwork and Acid Mondays, rapidly becoming a go to label for many of the world’s quality underground music.
//About MANUEL TUR (Germany | Freerange)
As a young twenty-something in Essen, Germany, Manuel Tur bucked the trend of hanging out behind the fahrradhalle, smoking Camels and drinking weiss beer, choosing instead to spend time honing his craft by immersing himself in the sounds of Ian Pooley, Sebastien Leger and Swag.
It wasn’t long before his material started being released through labels such as Agave, SoSound and Sebastien Leger’s own Bits Music. But that wasn’t enough for Manuel so he decided to set up his own Smokestack Recordings which is how he hooked up with Freerange. Influenced by various style heads such as Ian Pooley, Sébastien Léger or Swag he continuously evolves his production skills and his experiences creating a versatile sound with combinations of tech, deep & funky house.
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