Young Kim



‘Maitreya’ by Young Kim

Styles: Trance, Psytrance, Tech House, Deep House and Ambient. 

Pychedelic Renaissance

Korean-Italian YOUNG KIM began DJ’ing professionally in the late 90’s during his university years in London, where thanks also to his residencies for 2 of the top psytrance events [Chichime and Fairy Tales] he enjoyed major presence during the Psychedelic Renaissance of London’s early noughties. Thus, at the tender age of 19, he received Max Lanfranconi [ETNICA / PLEIADIANS]‘s invitation to join his newly minted Ibiza-based record label ETNICANET Records – Young never looked back and the rest, as they say, is history.

Korean Underground Mecca

Young consistently performs across the planet for the world’s most prestigious as well as truly underground dancefloors, as ETNICANET Records’ musician, DJ, and label manager, showcasing a unique blend of Eastern charisma & Mediterranean waywardness: from the beaches of Ibiza and Goa to the shores of Auckland and Melbourne, Rio de Janeiro, Koh Phangan and Stromboli Island [Sicily]; label parties in the Chilean Andes and ancient castles amidst the elfin Swiss Alps; eclipse festivals in Turkey, South Africa and Australia; elite clubs in the concrete jungles of Seoul, Sao Paulo, Dubai, Sydney and Beirut; Paris to London and Thessaloniki to Belgrade; from Rome to Antalya and Andalusia; Zambujeira do Mar to Bahia and the desert party madness on the holy grounds of Jerusalem… and way over yonder. Amidst all this, Young frequently jet-sets from Milan’s catwalk shows & Fashion Week dancefloors to the neon-lit dawns of Seoul’s infamous Gangnam district, with its super clubs, and the Korean underground mecca: Hongdae. 

Spotless Technique

Young is known for his spotless mixing technique and invincible musical selection, specialising not only in blasting clubs (Club Octagon and Club Volume in Seoul; Sala Murano and Teatro Caupolican in Chile; K4 in Ljubljana; Magazzini Generali, Leoncavallo, Alcatraz, and Livello 57 in Italy; NOX, Clash and Club-A in Brazil, etc.) but even more so on extended sets perfect for outdoor festivals.
He frequently performs for annual ‘musts’ such as
Maitreya Festival in Australia, where performed multiple extended sets, and Universo Paralello in Brazil.


The Va album release “TOTEMISM 3” is the culmination of Etnicanet label manager DJ Young Kim’s world tours, his constant search for the most inspiring dancefloor tunes, and a myriad studio hours collaborating with some of his favourite musicians. Featured artists include Eat Static, Earthlings, Atmos, Waio, Etnica, Pleiadians, Mental Broadcast, Pixel vs Wrecked Machines, Arkanoydz & Young.

Young’s role proved essential in bringing the Etnicanet sound to every major city of countries like Brazil and Italy, while significantly contributing to the burgeoning of lovely scenes like Chile and South Korea. The South Africa 2000 Millennium Festival and South Africa  2002 Total Solar Eclipse Festival by Etnicanet Records helped put the South African psytrance scene on the map.

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