Youri comes from a place called Lessines. After adoption by Lebo Disques, Youri met the budding Elf Cut midwives Gump and Acid Kirk and joined the circus. In the process he got intimate with Acid Kirk, as the Disappointed Wannabees, and countless others. Somewhere along the road, Youri formed First Cask with his childhood mate, and fellow Lessinian, Gael. He then moved to Berlin and worked at Maurizio's Dubplates & Mastering, before coming back to Brussels to set up Transfermastering - a dub cutting and mastering studio - which went bankrupt in 2013.