Tracy Young's Simple Life

Tue. October 17, 2006 12:00 AM
by Feature Column

Celebrity DJ Spins Hydrate
By Jorge Treviano

Over the years, a select group of recording artists have received the artful hand of producer/remixer Tracy Young. Britney, Pink, Shakira...

Of course, the artist Young is most associated with is Madonna. The two have been pals since the material girl's "Music" days. In fact, Young's version of "Music" was the best-selling remix of the song. Billboard Magazine called it "an emotional masterpiece."

Their relationship continues to flourish today. Young accompanied Madonna on the US leg of the "Confessions on a Dance floor" tour, spinning each city's official concert after-party.

But lately, Young’s been spotted with what appears to be a new favorite blonde gal pal. At parties in Vegas, Miami, and Los Angeles, Young’s been partying it up with heiress-turned-pop star Paris Hilton.

"I met Paris at a Warner Brothers party I was spinning in March," explained Young from her home in Miami. Warner Brothers is Hilton’s record label. "I debuted my remix of ‘Stars Are Blind’ at the party and she danced to it in the booth with me."

Since then, the pair have been spotted together at Madonna’s party in Vegas, then again at Hilton’s album release party in South Beach.

"I have to say that she is one of the nicest people I have met in a really long time," said Young. "I love her album. I think it will do very well."

Tracy Young has her own album coming out in November, the sequel to last year’s smash dance mix cd, "Dance Culture". The highlight of last year’s album was an unreleased remix of Madonna's "Easy Ride". Young won't confirm, but it's been whispered Hilton will make a significant contribution on the new album.

"I am really excited about the new record as I think it represents where I am today," continued Young. "It features a lot of the remixes and underground tracks that I’ve been playing on the dance floor."

Don’t count out a new Madge hit from the cd yet, though. When asked who she believes has contributed the most to dance music this year, Young wasted not time in her reply: "Madonna. Other dance artists have gone hip hop to sell more records. Madonna would never compromise her artistic integrity. She is dance music."

Tracy Young performs Hydrate in Chicago on Friday, October 20th.
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