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With Support From: PERVERSE (AKL) / SKETCH / ill-FigZ / KURSk / REACH


Without doubt one of the finest DJs in dubstep, Youngsta’s flawless mixing and deadly accurate selection place him at the forefront of this evolving scene. Representing flagship label Tempa and Rinse FM, his weekly radio show has become an institution and his live sets continue to raise the bar for quality and innovation. At the age of just 29, Youngsta is already a dubstep veteran with a reputation built on long-running residencies for Rinse and FWD>> and is widely regarded as one of the most influential DJs in the scene. His passion for the music comes across in the care and attention to detail he puts into every single set and can clearly be heard in recent productions, alongside the likes of Seven, N-Type, Icicle, Kryptic Minds & SP:MC. Youngsta regularly takes top honors at the Dubstep Forum Awards as voted by fans worldwide, including the awards for ‘Best Dj and ‘Best Radio Show’ in 2011.
Introduced to underground music at an early age, Youngsta began DJing regularly on London pirate Freek FM at 13 playing a mix of bass-heavy 2-step garage. Naturally drawn to the more experimental sounds within the genre, Youngsta was offered the chance to make his name in 2001 with a residency at a new clubnight started by his sister Sarah and business partner Neil Joliffe. Stepping up alongside the likes of Hatcha, Benny Ill, Jay Da Flex and Zed Bias, Youngsta’s reputation grew quickly thanks to dynamic sets and immaculate mixing. As the dark swing and nervous shuffle characterised by Horsepower, El-B and Oris Jay gave way to a heavier dubbed-out aesthetic within the dubstep scene, Youngsta was at the helm creating a cavernous and spacious mix with fresh sounds from the likes of Skream, Mala, Loefah and D1. His sets at FWD>> and the early DMZ nights showcased the sound of this new wave of producers and would place him firmly at the forefront as the scene’s leading DJ, helping these breakthrough artists and their sound gain further exposure.
Youngsta regularly plays at the biggest dubstep events and festivals across the Uk and Europe, including major brands like “Why Not?”, FWD>> , Exodus, DMZ, & Dub Police. Beyond Europe, Youngsta has represented all over North America including Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Toronto as well as in Japan and Israel. 2012 looks to be another stellar year for Youngsta with tours of Japan, New Zealand, and Australia, plus appearances at major festivals across Europe already locked in.
Lock in to Rinse, every Monday night from 11.00 PM, for ‘Minimal Mondays’ with Youngsta and guests for a trip into the future of Dubstep.

Sun 03 Jun 12 to Mon 04 Jun 12

09:00pm Till 03:00am

None Christchurch