Countdown to Electric Forest 2016: Mountain of Youth
Bay Area native Mountain Of Youth was just recently added to the Electric Forest 2016 lineup, which features some of the US music scene’s heaviest hitters (such as Major Lazer, Bassnectar, The String Cheese Incident, Baauer, Bonobo, Griz, STS9, Tchami, and many more) in the forests of Rothbury, Michigan. He will be playing two sets at the Silent Disco – Thursday (6/23) @ 8pm; Saturday late-night / Sunday (6/26) early morning @ 1am – among other renegade sets throughout the weekend. The up-and-coming producer has garnered the attention of some of electronic music’s key players – having just released a smashing house remix of Jen Jis’ soulful track “Women” on Ultra Music, Mountain Of Youth is showing promise as he continues to tack on more major festival performance slots and big music releases.
Mountain Of Youth is the vision of electronic music veteran Liam Shy. Liam started DJ’ing on vinyl back in 2000 and was lucky enough to be adopted as an early protege of DJ Lorin, who would later become known as the legendary producer and beat master Bassnectar. After working alongside Bassnectar from 2001-2003, Liam spent the next few years traveling the world as a Psychedelic Trance DJ and Producer. This led to touring with Shpongle, Infected Mushroom and forming his own live Dubstep / Psytrance band called Dissølv.
As Liam started to get into deeper sounds and expand his yoga practice, a new calling emerged to create soulful dance music – thus, Mountain Of Youth was born. Initially launched in 2014 as a side project, Mountain Of Youth quickly garnered both attention and acclaim from blogs and festival promoters alike.
Hitting the ground running in 2016, Shy has already garnered significant attention through major performances at Coachella and Lightning In A Bottle, with Electric Forest coming up and more to be announced. His recent remix of Jen Jis’ “Women” released on Ultra Music has been extremely well received, as was Shy’s freshman EP release, ‘Malawi Shake EP’(where all proceeds went to purchasing clean drinking water wells in Africa).
Mountain Of Youth is putting his years of experience to work, crafting unique and inspiring dance floor experiences that stimulate mind, body and soul.