Electronic composer, web designer, videographer, sci-fi junkie, apple computer expert & world class DJ, these are but a few of the hats worn by the anomaly that is Claude Young Jr.
This Detroit native who now resides in both Glasgow (Scotland) and Tokyo (Japan) was born the son of legendary WJLB (Detroit) radio personality, station founding member and production wizard Claude Young Sr.
After early interest in television production and some experience working as an intern (and later mix show DJ) for several radio programs in the early 90's, CYJ intensified his interest in what he refers to as the art of the DJ. Coached by close friend and mentor Anthony "Shake" Shakir he became a natural almost literally overnight.
His editing & production skills in studio (taught to him by his father & years of experimentation alone) saw him work on a string of records for both independent and major record labels including KMS, Warner Bros, MoWax, RCA, Sony Music Entertainment Japan and a host of others.
Musto & Bones, Technasia, Gary Numan, Carl Craig, Joey Beltram, Inner City and 4Hero are but a few of the artist either remixed or edited by Young.
He was also cofounder of two of Detroit electronic music's most respected record imprints:Frictional Rec. (with Anthony "Shake" Shakir) and 7Th City Rec. (with Dan "DBX" Bell).
Relocating to London in 1995, Young embarked on a string of DJ tours world wide lasting almost a decade.
In December 2004, Young semi-retired from his DJ activity to start cynet:media with his current mentor & close friend / advisor HG Wells (in Glasgow) and his wife Yukiko Young (in Tokyo) who runs cynet:media Japan.
The company will focus on presenting electronic music in the most modern forms possible and without musical constraints. "I'm a bit older now and I want to spend this part of my life working on projects close to my heart."
cynet:media - sounds focusing on the future.