A world class globe-trotting DJ, a recording artist, a sought-after remix producer, and head of his own record label (Younan Music ), Saeed Younan has excelled as a true artist in the global dance scene. Without showing complacency, Saeed Younan does not cease to amaze, always looking to astound.
As a DJ, Saeed’s performances are renowned for his technical abilities and precision. He effortlessly weaves and morphs tracks together into a seamless blend of house, techhouse, and percussive grooves, enhancing his music into a warm and sexy vibe. All the while building momentum by allowing the music to ebb and swell.
In testimony to his worldwide appeal, Saeed was nominated one of America’s Top 100 DJ’s, entering America’s Best DJ Top 50 Poll five years in a row (DJ Times Magazine 2008-12) and Beatport nominate him for best tech-house track (2010 Beatport award). Saeed was also nominated Best Breakthrough DJ at the 2003 Dance Star Awards. These milestone events gave him the global recognition and provided the opportunity to push his sound further and captivating audiences worldwide. Saeed has headlined at prominent clubs across the globe in exotic locations such as Ibiza, Miami, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Madrid, Rio de Janeir, Moscow with the list going on and on.
As a producer, Saeed is currently entering the busiest period of his career. Not only is he playing at different destinations on a weekly basis, but he also stepped up his production and remix work. He’s had numerous top 10 singles on Beatport and other reputable digital download services; released five mixed albums; and worked with some of the biggest dance labels in the electronic scene including Viva Music, Toolroom, Suara, Great Stuff, and Spinnin’ Records.
Born in Iraq but living in Washington DC since the early 80’s, Younan grew up listening to a variety of ethnic music. As a result, his musical sound resonates with percolating beats and sonic grooves. His production have been dubbed “timeless” by top DJs and even referred to as a “change of heart for dance music.” His vision is clear, yet simply stated: “I just want people to enjoy my music as much as I enjoy playing it for them.”
Saeed is certainly a busy man with many jobs, but armed with his fierce work ethic and an unlimited passion for music, he welcomes each new challenge. “It’s a lot of juggling,” he admits, “but I’m used to it, I’ve done it all my life. I’m excited about the future, about my label and my production work. I wake up every morning and ask, what is going to keep me going? What can I do that nobody else has done yet? What’s next?”