POPSCENE CLUB NIGHT WITH
TOUCH SENSITIVE, plus DJs Aaron Axelsen and DJ Dials
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
This event is 18 and over
Wes James is the slightly enigmatic Angeleno behind Le Youth, a producer without a past whose music is steeped in it. His signature sound is a blend of Clinton-era R&B and the house music that was lighting up dancefloors and radio stations around the globe during the same period, and the leisurely grooves, airy synthesizers, and pop hooks of a song like his debut single “C O O L” can easily pull a listener back to the pre-millennial, pre-Internet days when dance music offered a transcendentally blissful brand of hedonism that’s considerably harder to find on today’s aggro-edged EDM landscape.
"Over the past six months, 200,000 people have streamed Le Youth’s sunshine disco track “Cool,” which notably pulls from Cassie’s “Me & U,” and now Ultra have picked up the track for a legit, sample-cleared single release, out July 2nd. Even if you’re on the fence about this one—sometimes it’s hard to tell with a Cassie sample whether the producer is a true chef or just a waiter, passing off something that was great before they touched it—a breeze through Le Youth’s Soundcloud shows he’s got promise to spare." --Fader
Touch Sensitive's debut single 'Body Stop' was one of the first tracks released on Future Classic, all the way back in 2004. Cloaked in anonymity it's cosmic vibes and Italo authenticity made it a cult favourite among discerning DJ circles from East London to Brooklyn.
Re-emerging in 2006 under the Arithmatixx! pseudonym to produce a remix of (at the time) fledgling disco producer Mario Basanov it was later revealed both aliases to be the solo project of Van She co-writer and co-founding member Michael Di Francesco. Fast forward to 2012 and his third track 'Real Talk', a collaboration with Anna Lunoe, saw Touch Sensitive spend five (5!) months at the top of the Beatport indie-dance charts with what was universally recognised as one of the underground hits of the year.
2013 sees the release of his debut EP 'Show Me The Pizza Guy', previewed by LA super-producers Classixx in their mix for The Fader and Triple J they affectionally cite that "The Touch Sensitive tracks are masterfully produced and ultra-emotive. 'Pizza Guy' transports me to running the final stretch of my high school x country races in slow motion."