DJ/Producer Sarah Young is a multi genre artist, Dubbed by the Guardian as the 'Next Big thing'' and compared to monster producer Diplo and artist M.I.A by MTV, her music is a unique blend of sounds created for the club, influenced by international dance music.
Still a teenager, Sarah’s first break was playing alongside Chipmunk and Natty at a headline show in Tottenham. She has since gone on to play sets internationally at festivals and gigs at destinations such as: New York, Paris, Holland and Lithuania. During her musical journey, she has worked on a variety of projects with artists, producers and DJs such as Toddla T, RedLight, Donaeo, Mz Bratt, Mistajam, Swindle, Jammer, Roses Gabor, David HeartBreak, Lioness, Dynamite MC and J2k.
Growing up in a musical family, where international sounds filled the house, Sarah recalls her early influences, ‘’My mother was the talented musical person in the family, playing every instrument from piano, classical guitar to the flute, so I remember growing up listening to the sounds on cassette of jazz, Billie Holiday, Bob Marley, Sergio Mendez as well as classic Indian music, so Ravi Shankar was also a favourite.’’
This early exposure to music obviously influences Sarah’s DJ sets to this day, ‘When I was a teenager and started getting weekly gigs, I was djing grime, house, hiphop and reggae - all genres that a London crowd love. But once I started to get international bookings I encountered a variety of producers and Djs who played and edited variations of EDM specific to their country or city, so I became really interested in global bass, and now I play everything from Dutch House, Kuduro, Moombahton, Juke, Trap, Tropical House, Techno, Garage and anything that makes people want to dance. ‘’
Radio and Collaborations:
Sarah has been invited to play several guest mixes on BBC Asian Network and Radio 1xtra, including CJ Beatz m1x show and a VIP guest mix on DJ Kayper's show. Her continuous gig and radio exposure has led to partnerships with high profile brands such as Redbull, Adidas, MTV, WeSC and Westfield Stratford on various projects from CD releases to writing music columns and DJ-ing at store opening parties.
Sarah Debuted a guest dance show on the famous Ministry of Sound radio on 12th March 2013 featuring world exclusives and interviews from Sway, Ryan Babel and a mini guest mix by Slick Shoota.
When she’s not spinning, Sarah is in her studio working on a continuous roll of new music releases. She’s already released an EP with Adidas Originals entitled ‘i am Sarah Young’ and a mix CD with WeSC called ‘Moombahton Queen’. Following the success of these collaborations, Sarah followed this up with her highly anticipated second solo 3-track EP Autumn 2012. Retaining elements of her Global Bass roots, the new EP has a bouncier BMP exploring Hip Hop, early 90’s Acid House, Trap, Garage and subsequent EDM genres with guest MCs from across the Atlantic. The EP aimed to make a Global Bass hybrid more relevant to a UK & US audience.
Launching a series of refixes, edits and remixes aptly named 'Unofficial', Sarah is currently in the studio working on a new sound for 2013. Sarah has also been named the face of new webisode series 'The Beat' - a show all about the culture of the DJ, Producer and Artist.