Over the last two decades, the electronic music dynamo has taken her irresistible passion for dance music from the underground to the mainstream. Always finding comfort in music, the Washington DC native began cultivating her eclectic taste music from an early age.
It’s been a long, winding road to the top for the spunky Young, who launched her career in 1991 as a hip-hop radio DJ. “I love all kinds of music” the Washington, D.C. born spinstress states.
At the time, Young had no idea of the heights to which she would rise. “If you told me 10 years later I’d be DJ’ing Madonna’s wedding, I’d say you were crazy!” she laughs. Even from its earliest stages, Young’s musical prowess made people take notice, and it wasn’t long before she translated her work at Interscope Records to a thriving career in the DJ booth that allowed her to bring her one-of-a-kind funk, hip-hop and old-school blend of beats to the masses on eastern corridor airwaves and cable television.
With a move to Miami came a shift in sound that saw Young injecting her hip-hop roots with the house music thump, that emanated from the South Beach nightclub scene. Under the guise of Miami luminary Ingrid Casares, Young carved a niche for herself, bringing a female presence mainstream to the male-dominated DJ and Production industry.
Bursting on the gay dance scene, Young’s celebrity and popularity skyrocketed putting her live presence and dance compilation cd’s in great demand.
It wasn’t only the gay community that was drawn to Young’s magnetic musical pull.Musical legends from Cher to Sean Combs and from Shakira to The Smashing Pumpkins, fell under her spell, booking the disc jockey to spin their exclusive parties. During the historical presidential race, Young was handpicked by Hillary Clinton to DJ a rally in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Through Madonna’s personal endorsement as her “go-to” DJ, Young became a global electronic music celebrity. One cannot argue the success of Young’s productions, with over 7 musical compilations on FEROSH. In addition, releasing records on major labels such as, Warner, Universal, JIVE, Epic, and RCA. She has remixed for over 100 musical artists and has racked up 48 #1 Billboard Club hits including 13 “official” Madonna remixes as well as imaginative electronic reinventions of songs by Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Cher, Pet Shop Boys, Gloria Estefan, Enrique Iglesias and many more.