As a trained jazz pianist, bursting with soul and melody, Byron's music has been released on Detroit staples Sound Signature and Wild Oats. In 2007 he dropped a collaborative EP with French beats producer Onra, which lead to work with one of the LA scene’s biggest names: Flying Lotus. That was followed by a move to Detroit to make mainstream rap with D12 producer Denaun Porter before Byron discovered house music in the less-traditional setting of Atlanta. Eloquently blending the soul from his roots with the rigour of jungle, break-beat and techno - Byron rarely sits still.
Rahaan is among a class of DJs who picked up the torch from the first wave of disco, house and soul selectors. He could almost be thought of as the connecting tissue between the original Chicago and New York DJing legends and contemporary acts like Motor City Drum Ensemble, Floating Points and Hunee. During the '80s in Chicago, his hometown, Young soaked up the sounds of pioneering DJs like Ron Hardy and the Hot Mix 5 before spending the '90s gigging in Chicago, building his record collection and his reputation and playing some of the city's leading venues.
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