Saeed Younan biography
A world class globe-trotting DJ, a recording artist, a sought-after remix producer, and head of his own record label, 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 tribal, 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, Younan was nominated one of America’s Top 100 DJ’s, entering America’s Best DJ Poll two years in a row. (DJ Times Magazine 2008 & 2009). Younan was also nominated for Best Breakthrough DJ at the 2003 Dance Star Awards USA. These milestone events gave him the global recognition and provided the opportunity to push his sound further, and while doing so, he's captivating audiences worldwide. Saeed Younan has headlined at prominent clubs across the globe in exotic locations such as Ibiza, Portugal, Israel, Tokyo, Greece, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Canada, Hong Kong, Egypt, Russia, Morocco, with the list going on and on.
As a producer, Younan 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 ten singles on Beatport and other digital download services; released five mixed albums; and worked with some of the biggest dance labels in the electronic scene including Viva Music, Toolroom, Distinctive, Ultra Reccords, Superstar, Subliminal Records, to name a few.
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 Younan 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?”