To make it in the cutting edge world of club DJs and re-mixers one must be versatile, innovative, and adaptable. If you’ve been keeping up with the global club scene, then chances are that your ears have feasted on the potent blends of Dance, House and Tribal rhythms served up by the hard hitting Miami-based Tracy Young.
Additionally, the energetic and wildly creative Young has worked her magic on a repertoire of remixes. As one of a handful of accomplished re-mixers in the world, she has infused her signature style into the Latin rhythms of Enrique Iglesias, Gloria Estefan and Shakira, the eclectic sounds of the Pet Shop Boys and Simply Red, and has put a fierce dance spin on icons such as Christina Aguilera, Stevie Nicks, Cyndi Lauper and Madonna, administering a musical symphony to the latter’s hit “Music” that Billboard Magazine called “an emotional masterpiece.”
Tracy’s path to becoming one of the first successful female DJs in the industry began in her hometown of Washington, DC while attending the University of Maryland. Her developing sound, at the time a unique style of mixing Hip-Hop, Funk and Old School launched her as one of the hottest DJs in DC, and landed her a mix-show on the Donnie Simpson Morning Show. In 1998, she relocated to Miami to work with Interscope Records and explore the booming music scene in South Beach.
Her musical tastes and styles continued to evolve but her career turned the corner when she met club impresario Ingrid Casares and landed a residency at legendary South Beach club Liquid. Through respect, mutual admiration and a lasting friendship, Tracy and Ingrid developed a working relationship that allowed Tracy to deliver the beat and bring the house down for events including parties for Lenny Kravitz, The Smashing Pumpkins, Ricky Martin, Sean “Puffy” Combs, Russell Simmons, Cher, and numerous others. One such event, a millennium party attended by Madonna, would prove quite fateful. Madonna was so impressed with Young that she utilized her talents by asked Tracy to spin at her movie premiere for “The Next Best Thing” in New York, her CD release party for “Music” in LA, and bestowed upon Young the honor of playing for her and Guy Ritchie’s wedding reception in Scotland.
Exposure to the pop idol enabled Tracy to get a shot at her first high profile remix-the first single off Madonna’s album of the same name “Music.” The track was an amazing success. She immediately followed that achievement with three more remixes for Madonna, including the “Greatest Hits Volume 2 Megamix.” With her artistic career in full swing, Tracy began to develop her true passion of remixing and producing music. In 2002 Tracy was approached by Kunduru Music to create an entire album of remixes of ‘chill-out’ tracks from their “Living Theater” collection- Vols. 1&2. This venture rendered the eclectic and unique “Tracy Young Remixes Living Theater.” Released in the Spring of 2003, the album is an excellent example of Tracy’s talents as a re-mixer and producer and showcases her diverse, global influences.
In the Fall of 2003 Tracy Young released her fifth compilation album- “White Party 2003, Flash Back- Fast Forward”- the debut launch from her very own label Ferosh Records. This release follows 2001’s progressive trance compilation “Inside My Head”, “Winter Party 2001”, “Circuit Party 7” and “White Party 2002” CDs. Highlights from this latest fresh and varied mix include Young’s original productions- “Ferosh” featuring Alan T. and “Believe in We” featuring underground diva Ceevox.
In addition to developing innovative material for her new label, Tracy has most recently completed a remix of the classical aria “Addio del Passato” from Verdi’s opera “La Traviata” remixes of Madonna’s “Nothing Fails”, Cyndi Lauper’s “Walk On By”, and a revamped version of INXS’ hit “New Sensation.” On the club front, Young kicked off the new -year by playing to a packed crowd at Miami’s renowned Crobar on New Year’s Day, a gig that has already become something of a legend in club circles.