Youcef Elaid‘s upcoming Backstage EP on Stacey Pullen’s Blackflag label makes it clear that the young French DJ/producer has hit upon a distinctive method for merging his minimal house and techno influences with something entirely his own. In the world premiere of the EP track “Ellips” below, you can hear him working his knack for an intense, driving beat and his way with a drill-down-deep bassline. As a producer, Elaid has worked with the likes of the aforementioned Pullen as well as Marco Carola and David Squillace. In addition to his work with Blackflag, he has already been involved with InMotion Music and Carola’s Music On label. He’s already worked up a pretty impressive CV, and he’s just getting started. But with tracks like “Ellips” to his credit, it seems like the sky’s the limit.