Youth was born in Africa in 1960. He co-founded the band Killing Joke and has worked as a musician or producer with artists including The Orb, Embrace and Primal Scream.

Youth won the Brit Award for Best Producer in 1998 for his work on The Verve’s album Urban Hymns.  He runs Dragonfly Records, a psychedelic trance label, and has published a collection of poetry and illustrations titled Poetica Mystica :: Kissing Nettles.

Youth has recorded three ambient albums with Paul McCartney under the name The Fireman and was one of the first people in the UK to be arrested for creating graffiti art.  His websites are at and

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