Claude Young

Claude Young

Real Name:
Claude Young Jr.
Claude Young Jr. is acknowledged globally as one of the most respected producer / DJs to come from the legendary home of Techno, Detroit, Michigan (USA). Magazines, newspapers & websites frequently credit him as one of the most exciting and innovative DJs of the last two decades.

He is one half of the group Different World along side long time friend and production partner Takasi Nakajima. After their highly praised first release "Rapture" for UK artist Kirk Degiorgio's ART label, a Remix for Phil Agosta's single "Carousel for KMS Records", and Octave One's last single "New Life" for 430 West Records, Different World have now been signed to Kevin Saunderson's legendary KMS Record Label. DW also performed their first live show as the headlining / closing act on the Detroit Stage of the 2007 edition of the Detroit Electronic Music Festival "Movement". Young returned to his home town in 2011 to perform the closing set on the Made in Detroit Stage at "Movement 2011" and his set was praised by many as the hi-light of the festival weekend.

URB magazine said of his performance "Closing out the festival with the longest performance of the entire weekend, Claude Young played a set for the ages. Ranging from jacking house to minimal and more industrial rhythms, Youngʼs homecoming was a delight for those who knew to gather at the Made In Detroit stage, which boasted an excellent sound system and an impressive collection of fellow Detroit DJs and producers (BMG, Carlos Soufront, T-1000, Derek Plaslaiko, Patrick Russell, Traxx) gathered to dance to one of their friends and heroes."
Following his various solo club and festival performances Young and Nakajima finished 2011 with an extremely impressive tour of the USA as Different World, performing an 8 Hour (all night) set at the legendary "BUNKER" club in New York City, then moving on to play Washington DC & Pittsburgh all in a matter of a few days. DW frequently tour Europe on a regular basis frequenting Tresor Club (Berlin), Berghain (Young was invited to play their 6th Anniversary Event and was a frequent guest at their original club Ostgut), and many clubs in Spain, Norway, the UK, France & Belgium just to name a few.

His solo production, official DJ mixes and Remix credits include: Mixed the only official DJ Mix Compilation for Jeff MIlls Axis Records (AX-033 Claude Young - Thoughts Of Phutura), His own Claude Young DJF-1100 Mix for Sony Music Entertainment Japan, his legendary Claude Young DJ-Kicks Mix for K7! (K7045cd), Three Berlin based mix CDs, DJ Rok / Claude Young - Essential Underground Vol. 03: Berlin / Detroit, Raveline Presents: Paradise Mixed by Claude Young & a mix for long time Austrian Born Berlin Based friends Memory Foundation / Ratio - Welcome To Central (mixed by Claude Young).

He has remixed & produced records for some of the most respected names in the business across all musical genres including Octave One, Inner City , Carl Craig, Jay Denham, Sven Vath, 4Hero, Slam, Joey Beltram, Gary Numan, Mijk Van Dijk, Technasia, Andrew Duke, Beroshima, The Reese Project, Musto & Bones and many more.
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Claude Young Discography


!K7045cd Claude Young DJ-Kicks Studio !K7 !K7045cd Germany 1996 Sell This Version
ELY014 LP Claude Young Soft Thru (Album) Elypsia ELY014 LP Belgium 1997 Sell This Version
DJAX-UP-LP 18 Claude Young Patterns The Album (Album) Djax-Up-Beats DJAX-UP-LP 18 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
CD-001 Claude Young One.Nine.Eight.Four (Album) cynet:media CD-001 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
FMCD021 Claude Young Jr.* Celestial Bodies (Album) Fountain Music FMCD021 Japan 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DOW 3 Terrence Parker & Claude Young Jr* Terrence Parker & Claude Young Jr* - The 4 Play E P. (EP) Dow Records DOW 3 US 1993 Sell This Version
AR011 K. Hand* / Claude Young K. Hand* / Claude Young - Everybody / You Give Me Acacia Records AR011 US 1993 Sell This Version
UT 002 Claude Young One Complete Revolution(12") Utensil Records UT 002 US 1994 Sell This Version
SCD 002 Claude Young Acid Wash Conflict(12") 7th City SCD 002 US 1995 Sell This Version
DJAX-UP-219 Claude Young Nocturnal Djax-Up-Beats DJAX-UP-219 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
FRCT 001 Claude Young / Shake Claude Young / Shake - Begin EP (EP) Frictional Recordings FRCT 001 US 1995 Sell This Version
FRCT 003 Claude Young & Shake Claude Young & Shake - Untitled(12", W/Lbl, Promo, Ltd) Frictional Recordings FRCT 003 US 1995 Sell This Version
K7045EP Claude Young DJ-Kicks EP(12", EP, S/Sided) Studio !K7 K7045EP Germany 1996 Sell This Version
ELY 006 Claude Young The Dexit E.P. (EP) Elypsia ELY 006 Belgium 1997 Sell This Version
SF005 Claude Young Presents Twine (2) Claude Young Presents Twine (2) - Scarred Ep(12", EP) Surface SF005 UK 1997 Sell This Version
FR 003 Claude Young Presents Golem Craft Claude Young Presents Golem Craft - Of Ages EP (EP) Fracture FR 003 UK 1997 Sell This Version
Superstition 2095 Mijk Van Dijk & Claude Young Mijk Van Dijk & Claude Young - Never Have It Cold Superstition Superstition 2095 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
US001 Claude Young / Oliver Way Claude Young / Oliver Way - Move EP(12", EP) Urban Substance Records US001 Ireland 1998 Sell This Version
DJAX-UP-299 Claude Young Pattern Buffer 02: Inskripshun Malfunkshun(12") Djax-Up-Beats DJAX-UP-299 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
DJAX-UP-291 Claude Young Pattern Buffer 01: The Darker Places...(12") Djax-Up-Beats DJAX-UP-291 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
DETA001 Claude Young The Numbers EP (EP) Deta DETA001 UK 1999 Sell This Version
DJAX-UP-307 Claude Young Pattern Buffer 03: Circumstance Of Chance(12") Djax-Up-Beats DJAX-UP-307 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
DJAX-UP-313 Claude Young Pattern Buffer 04: The Final Sequence(12") Djax-Up-Beats DJAX-UP-313 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
DJAX-UP-323 Claude Young Pattern Buffer 05: Fear Of Eternity(12") Djax-Up-Beats DJAX-UP-323 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
DETA 03 Claude Young Fading The Edges EP(12", EP) Deta DETA 03 UK 2000 Sell This Version

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November 19, 2015
The Roc Raida of techno. Very forward thinking on the turntables.


December 4, 2012
Purest deep techno. Claude uses intricate rhythmic layers and progression to highlight the clarity of his abstracted geometric techno visions. Only the essential and core elements of the genre remain in this music. Simply Techno and nothing more.


November 18, 2003
I totally agree with Rob. The man's skills behind the decks are unfeasibly advanced for those of a techno DJ (some hip hop DJ's are up to scratch - sorry.) His tune selection is also spot on. As a producer, his records tend to be deep, dark and moody but the man is responsible for one of the most melodic, rhythmical records of all time - "Impolite to Refuse."


January 4, 2002
Claude Young is easily one of the most underrated Dj's out there. His style is totally unique, and technically he's pretty advanced, but he always rocks the dancefloor. Anyone who likes Dave Clarke, Jeff Mills or anyone else who adapts cut'n'paste style mixing to techno should check him out.

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