Dennis Young
Dennis Young

Dennis Young

About Dennis Young

In the early '80s, percussionist Dennis Young co-founded Liquid Liquid, a New York City-based quartet whose experimental groove-based tracks became a major influence on hip-hop, post-punk, and dance music. Liquid Liquid released a handful of EPs on 99 Records, and in 1983, Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel based their classic hip-hop cut "White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)" on Liquid Liquid's underground hit "Cavern." After Liquid Liquid disbanded in 1983, Young began releasing solo albums on his Day Light Music label. Young's solo material explored free-form funk and dub elements similar to Liquid Liquid, but also incorporated elements of folk, jazz, blues, ambient, and worldbeat, occasionally featuring Young's dusky, Leonard Cohen-esque vocals. ~ Paul Simpson

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