In 2008, Youthstar gained worldwide popularity as the official MC for the French electro/drum and bass group, Dirtyphonics, famous for their innovative live performances and award winning releases on AudioPorn Records such as ‘French Fuck,’ ‘Quarks,’ Vandals’ and ‘Teleportation.’ After taking the gong for the Best Newcomer Producers of 2009 at the Drum and Bass Arena Awards, Youthstar along with the rest of the group, embarked on a series of worldwide tours and played sold out shows alongside other major artists on the festival circuit across the US, Australia and Europe, culminating in their notorious ‘French Do It Better’ tour, which was documented online through various webisodes, featuring exclusive footage of Youthstar and Dirtyphonics in live performances to thousands upon thousands of fans and getting up to various mischief in and around Los Angeles.
After more than 2 years on the road with Dirtyphonics, Youthstar made the decision to leave the band in late 2010 to resume his work as a solo artist. Since his departure from the group he has held down several residencies at some of Europe’s biggest monthly events including Jungle Juice in Paris and Mainframe in Vienna and week in-week out he is booked to hype the crowds.
In 2011 & 2012 Youthstar was nominated for “Best Newcomer MC” at the DNBA Awards. He toured around Europe with Hospital Records Bad Boys Camo & Krooked, with their huge LIVE show and DJ sets, which also featured Ayah Marar. Events including “Let it Roll“, “Hospitality“, “Urban Art Forms festival“, “Volt Festival“, “Lovebox”, “Pirate Station”, “Pukkelpop festival”, “I Love Techno”, and the list goes on…