Meet The Multi-Lingual, Multi-Genre, Multi-Everything UK Moombahton Diva
Name: Sarah Young
Most Like: Munchi, Diplo
When She Started: 2011
Genre: Global Bass
The Sound: Like the entire world agreed on the perfect dance floor jam.
On the surface, UK producer Sarah Young’s biggest achievement is being one of few women to climb the moombahton/global bass ranks. To be sure, this is cause de celebre. Her debut Moombahton Queen is a triumph of dance floor madness, and her blend of bhangra, kuduro, moombah, soca, and everything in between has earned her UK club cred alongside the likes of Toddla T and Lioness. It’s rare nowadays to see a lady behind turntables like these.
But really, the most interesting thing about Sarah Young is how many interesting things she does. Cursory research reveals a social medialite, a fashionista, a weekly radio show hostess (where she spins global bass), an art lover, a multi-linguist (English, Dutch, Arabic, and Hebrew), and a blog maven. If I found out she was president of a small country, I wouldn’t be surprised. To learn about Sarah Young is to read Sarah Young Magazine.
But music seems to be Sarah’s primary passion. The 22-year-old studied songwriting, vocals and production in school, moving on to spin at clubs throughout Europe and New York. After Moombahton Queen she released a new EP called I Am Sarah Young, which has gotten massive love on Generation Bass.
The EP includes this banger with grime queen Lioness and UK MC Slick Don. And on top of everything else, Sarah is a philanthropist — she’s giving her entire EP away for free.
Enjoy “Ajambo Si,” feat. Sarah’s schooled vocals.