Jeff Young

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2013 saw one of the Soul Mafia originals join Summer Soulstice, take a bow please Mr. Jeff Young!..

Jeff’s long-standing status as a discerning soul DJ has always held him in high regard. On the airwaves Jeff initially took up position with BBC Radio London but then moved onto Radio 1 in 1987 to host a new Friday night ‘dance’ show. Called Big Beat, it allowed him to play music right across the black music spectrum – from house to hip-hop – it became an essential for clubbers prepping their weekend socials. Despite the wider musical range of the show, Jeff’s soulful roots always remained evident.

After 3 years @ the helm & with Jeff paving the way for a nation to be introduced to a certain Pete Tong, he handed over the show & moved onto London’s Capital Radio where he stayed for a short while.

Jeff has always considered that his greatest achievement is “making a living in the music business for over 30 years” & more recently he has returned to the decks, doing the soul circuit once again by guesting @ several club nights & weekenders. Despite previously being nominated for a Sony Radio Award (Best Specialist Radio Show) he took a long break from the airwaves, now he’s back on the radio courtesy of Jazz FM, his Sunday show between 10am & 2pm (GMT) called ‘The Journey’, is a programme which the man himself says “is a 4 hour excursion through everything that’s great in new & classic soul, jazz & jazz funk.”

Youngy has been a regular since his afternoon debut set on the Main Stage at our 7th annual fundraising event, something that makes everyone of us @ Soulstice HQ very proud.

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