Hedflux (Steve Young)

HEDFLUX is the main music project of Scottish-born DJ/Producer Steve Young. A life-long electronic music enthusiast, Steve has been spinning in clubs and festivals since before he was legally allowed enter them. Starting out in the early 90s golden era of rave, he went from old-skool breaks to nu-skool breaks via happy hardcore and drum & bass, spending all his money on turntables, mixers and vinyl while changing his DJ name more often than his underwear.

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This here cabin on the hillside is my ultimate happy place! 
It’s a little over a year since I finished construction of the studio and moved in, and there have been plenty of teething problems, trials and adjustments, however I finally have it set up beautifully, and sounding proper tight. It is just pure bliss to work in here, I’ve never had it better! 
Although I didn’t finish any new music in 2019, I did start a LOT, and in these early months of 2020 many of those seeds are coming to fruition. I am once again very very excited about what I do, and I feel like I’m writing the best music of my life! 
So after about 14 years of putting all my musical efforts into the Hedflux project, I have decided to birth a new project specifically for more chilled-out, gentle and melodic vibes. 
It has been a creative liberation for me in making this decision, enabling me to dive more fully and freely into making chill music without worrying how it will fit with the “Hedflux sound”, but also allowing me to take Hedflux by the reins make it more true to the original vision of up-beat groovy psychedelic dance music. 
The artistic distinction between the two projects is now very clear to me, and I have at this moment not one, but TWO albums which are well on the way to completion. One for each project!

I can’t yet say exactly when I’ll be releasing this material, but it will be after the summer, once I’ve had a chance to thoroughly play-test it all. 
I’m currently doing a lot less gigs than I used to, and I have turned down quite a few this year that I ordinarily would have taken (sorry guys). This is a deliberate decision to give myself more time at home for music and personal growth, and I’m really feeling that this is paying off now, I’m getting very clear again about who I am and what my values are, and the music is pouring forth from my fingertips faster than I can capture it 🙂 So anyway, thank YOU my loyal fans for sticking with me through all of this, I am ALWAYS working toward more true and authentic music, and it requires of me a lot of “shadow-work” which sometimes gets me stuck but always the result is next level music :)
This here cabin on the hillside is my ultimate happy place! It’s a little over a year since I finished construction of the studio and moved in, and there have been plenty of teething problems, trials and adjustments, however I finally have it set up beautifully, and sounding proper tight. It is just pure bliss to work in here, I’ve never had it better! Although I didn’t finish any new music in 2019, I did start a LOT, and in these early months of 2020 many of those seeds are coming to fruition. I am once again very very excited about what I do, and I feel like I’m writing the best music of my life! So after about 14 years of putting all my musical efforts into the Hedflux project, I have decided to birth a new project specifically for more chilled-out, gentle and melodic vibes. It has been a creative liberation for me in making this decision, enabling me to dive more fully and freely into making chill music without worrying how it will fit with the “Hedflux sound”, but also allowing me to take Hedflux by the reins make it more true to the original vision of up-beat groovy psychedelic dance music. The artistic distinction between the two projects is now very clear to me, and I have at this moment not one, but TWO albums which are well on the way to completion. One for each project! I can’t yet say exactly when I’ll be releasing this material, but it will be after the summer, once I’ve had a chance to thoroughly play-test it all. I’m currently doing a lot less gigs than I used to, and I have turned down quite a few this year that I ordinarily would have taken (sorry guys). This is a deliberate decision to give myself more time at home for music and personal growth, and I’m really feeling that this is paying off now, I’m getting very clear again about who I am and what my values are, and the music is pouring forth from my fingertips faster than I can capture it 🙂 So anyway, thank YOU my loyal fans for sticking with me through all of this, I am ALWAYS working toward more true and authentic music, and it requires of me a lot of “shadow-work” which sometimes gets me stuck but always the result is next level music 🙂
One of the most enjoyable aspects of my time in Hawaii were the regular Ecstatic Dances. I knew absolutely nothing about Ecstatic Dance before I got to Hawaii. 
And from talking to people around the world it’s clear most don’t really know what it’s about either. Usually people look at me funny when I mention it, they imagine a group of middle aged hippies flailing and wailing to bongo drums and tambourines (which may be the case in some places, to be fair). Another common misconception is that you somehow have to be an ecstatic kind of person to attend, or that you have to learn some special kind of ecstatic dance moves. 
While every gathering is unique, and some may be more prescriptive in their traditions, following a 5-rhythms approach for example, or using mainly acoustic music rather than electronic, the basic idea is quite simple: - One DJ
- 2-3 hours
- No talking/words on the dance floor

Yep, no talking on the dance floor. Whoops and cheers and other dance related noises are fine, but words trigger the ego mind, the thinking mind, and we generally want that to be as silent as possible. 
This extends also to the music, where instrumental and electronic is preferred over singing and spoken word. 
It’s a radical idea that the dance floor should be exclusively reserved for dancing, but it works! Each and every person gives the DJ their 100% commitment to listen attentively and express the music through the medium of dance.

The DJ is committed to taking the people on an exciting and varied musical journey, exploring many different rhythms, tempos and styles, giving people a full body workout and a deep psycho-spiritual cleanse. 
I enjoyed being able to craft new journeys through my entire collection of favourite music, and play it to such an attentive group of people who were 100% open to feeling every nuance and frequency, and being taken wherever the music goes. It really was a game changer for me as a DJ! 
It’s a far cry from the good old days having your 1 hour slot in the club to play 1 beat to a group of people who are mostly drinking alcohol and shouting in each others ears! 
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One of the most enjoyable aspects of my time in Hawaii were the regular Ecstatic Dances. I knew absolutely nothing about Ecstatic Dance before I got to Hawaii. And from talking to people around the world it’s clear most don’t really know what it’s about either. Usually people look at me funny when I mention it, they imagine a group of middle aged hippies flailing and wailing to bongo drums and tambourines (which may be the case in some places, to be fair). Another common misconception is that you somehow have to be an ecstatic kind of person to attend, or that you have to learn some special kind of ecstatic dance moves. While every gathering is unique, and some may be more prescriptive in their traditions, following a 5-rhythms approach for example, or using mainly acoustic music rather than electronic, the basic idea is quite simple: - One DJ - 2-3 hours - No talking/words on the dance floor Yep, no talking on the dance floor. Whoops and cheers and other dance related noises are fine, but words trigger the ego mind, the thinking mind, and we generally want that to be as silent as possible. This extends also to the music, where instrumental and electronic is preferred over singing and spoken word. It’s a radical idea that the dance floor should be exclusively reserved for dancing, but it works! Each and every person gives the DJ their 100% commitment to listen attentively and express the music through the medium of dance. The DJ is committed to taking the people on an exciting and varied musical journey, exploring many different rhythms, tempos and styles, giving people a full body workout and a deep psycho-spiritual cleanse. I enjoyed being able to craft new journeys through my entire collection of favourite music, and play it to such an attentive group of people who were 100% open to feeling every nuance and frequency, and being taken wherever the music goes. It really was a game changer for me as a DJ! It’s a far cry from the good old days having your 1 hour slot in the club to play 1 beat to a group of people who are mostly drinking alcohol and shouting in each others ears! Post continues in comments below

Hedflux (Steve Young)

HEDFLUX is the main music project of Scottish-born DJ/Producer Steve Young. A life-long electronic music enthusiast, Steve has been spinning in clubs and festivals since before he was legally allowed enter them. Starting out in the early 90s golden era of rave, he went from old-skool breaks to nu-skool breaks via happy hardcore and drum & bass, spending all his money on turntables, mixers and vinyl while changing his DJ name more often than his underwear.

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This here cabin on the hillside is my ultimate happy place! 
It’s a little over a year since I finished construction of the studio and moved in, and there have been plenty of teething problems, trials and adjustments, however I finally have it set up beautifully, and sounding proper tight. It is just pure bliss to work in here, I’ve never had it better! 
Although I didn’t finish any new music in 2019, I did start a LOT, and in these early months of 2020 many of those seeds are coming to fruition. I am once again very very excited about what I do, and I feel like I’m writing the best music of my life! 
So after about 14 years of putting all my musical efforts into the Hedflux project, I have decided to birth a new project specifically for more chilled-out, gentle and melodic vibes. 
It has been a creative liberation for me in making this decision, enabling me to dive more fully and freely into making chill music without worrying how it will fit with the “Hedflux sound”, but also allowing me to take Hedflux by the reins make it more true to the original vision of up-beat groovy psychedelic dance music. 
The artistic distinction between the two projects is now very clear to me, and I have at this moment not one, but TWO albums which are well on the way to completion. One for each project!

I can’t yet say exactly when I’ll be releasing this material, but it will be after the summer, once I’ve had a chance to thoroughly play-test it all. 
I’m currently doing a lot less gigs than I used to, and I have turned down quite a few this year that I ordinarily would have taken (sorry guys). This is a deliberate decision to give myself more time at home for music and personal growth, and I’m really feeling that this is paying off now, I’m getting very clear again about who I am and what my values are, and the music is pouring forth from my fingertips faster than I can capture it 🙂 So anyway, thank YOU my loyal fans for sticking with me through all of this, I am ALWAYS working toward more true and authentic music, and it requires of me a lot of “shadow-work” which sometimes gets me stuck but always the result is next level music :)
This here cabin on the hillside is my ultimate happy place! It’s a little over a year since I finished construction of the studio and moved in, and there have been plenty of teething problems, trials and adjustments, however I finally have it set up beautifully, and sounding proper tight. It is just pure bliss to work in here, I’ve never had it better! Although I didn’t finish any new music in 2019, I did start a LOT, and in these early months of 2020 many of those seeds are coming to fruition. I am once again very very excited about what I do, and I feel like I’m writing the best music of my life! So after about 14 years of putting all my musical efforts into the Hedflux project, I have decided to birth a new project specifically for more chilled-out, gentle and melodic vibes. It has been a creative liberation for me in making this decision, enabling me to dive more fully and freely into making chill music without worrying how it will fit with the “Hedflux sound”, but also allowing me to take Hedflux by the reins make it more true to the original vision of up-beat groovy psychedelic dance music. The artistic distinction between the two projects is now very clear to me, and I have at this moment not one, but TWO albums which are well on the way to completion. One for each project! I can’t yet say exactly when I’ll be releasing this material, but it will be after the summer, once I’ve had a chance to thoroughly play-test it all. I’m currently doing a lot less gigs than I used to, and I have turned down quite a few this year that I ordinarily would have taken (sorry guys). This is a deliberate decision to give myself more time at home for music and personal growth, and I’m really feeling that this is paying off now, I’m getting very clear again about who I am and what my values are, and the music is pouring forth from my fingertips faster than I can capture it 🙂 So anyway, thank YOU my loyal fans for sticking with me through all of this, I am ALWAYS working toward more true and authentic music, and it requires of me a lot of “shadow-work” which sometimes gets me stuck but always the result is next level music 🙂
One of the most enjoyable aspects of my time in Hawaii were the regular Ecstatic Dances. I knew absolutely nothing about Ecstatic Dance before I got to Hawaii. 
And from talking to people around the world it’s clear most don’t really know what it’s about either. Usually people look at me funny when I mention it, they imagine a group of middle aged hippies flailing and wailing to bongo drums and tambourines (which may be the case in some places, to be fair). Another common misconception is that you somehow have to be an ecstatic kind of person to attend, or that you have to learn some special kind of ecstatic dance moves. 
While every gathering is unique, and some may be more prescriptive in their traditions, following a 5-rhythms approach for example, or using mainly acoustic music rather than electronic, the basic idea is quite simple: - One DJ
- 2-3 hours
- No talking/words on the dance floor

Yep, no talking on the dance floor. Whoops and cheers and other dance related noises are fine, but words trigger the ego mind, the thinking mind, and we generally want that to be as silent as possible. 
This extends also to the music, where instrumental and electronic is preferred over singing and spoken word. 
It’s a radical idea that the dance floor should be exclusively reserved for dancing, but it works! Each and every person gives the DJ their 100% commitment to listen attentively and express the music through the medium of dance.

The DJ is committed to taking the people on an exciting and varied musical journey, exploring many different rhythms, tempos and styles, giving people a full body workout and a deep psycho-spiritual cleanse. 
I enjoyed being able to craft new journeys through my entire collection of favourite music, and play it to such an attentive group of people who were 100% open to feeling every nuance and frequency, and being taken wherever the music goes. It really was a game changer for me as a DJ! 
It’s a far cry from the good old days having your 1 hour slot in the club to play 1 beat to a group of people who are mostly drinking alcohol and shouting in each others ears! 
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One of the most enjoyable aspects of my time in Hawaii were the regular Ecstatic Dances. I knew absolutely nothing about Ecstatic Dance before I got to Hawaii. And from talking to people around the world it’s clear most don’t really know what it’s about either. Usually people look at me funny when I mention it, they imagine a group of middle aged hippies flailing and wailing to bongo drums and tambourines (which may be the case in some places, to be fair). Another common misconception is that you somehow have to be an ecstatic kind of person to attend, or that you have to learn some special kind of ecstatic dance moves. While every gathering is unique, and some may be more prescriptive in their traditions, following a 5-rhythms approach for example, or using mainly acoustic music rather than electronic, the basic idea is quite simple: - One DJ - 2-3 hours - No talking/words on the dance floor Yep, no talking on the dance floor. Whoops and cheers and other dance related noises are fine, but words trigger the ego mind, the thinking mind, and we generally want that to be as silent as possible. This extends also to the music, where instrumental and electronic is preferred over singing and spoken word. It’s a radical idea that the dance floor should be exclusively reserved for dancing, but it works! Each and every person gives the DJ their 100% commitment to listen attentively and express the music through the medium of dance. The DJ is committed to taking the people on an exciting and varied musical journey, exploring many different rhythms, tempos and styles, giving people a full body workout and a deep psycho-spiritual cleanse. I enjoyed being able to craft new journeys through my entire collection of favourite music, and play it to such an attentive group of people who were 100% open to feeling every nuance and frequency, and being taken wherever the music goes. It really was a game changer for me as a DJ! It’s a far cry from the good old days having your 1 hour slot in the club to play 1 beat to a group of people who are mostly drinking alcohol and shouting in each others ears! Post continues in comments below