Catching Up With Saeed Younan

We catch up with Saeed Younan ahead of his Morning Mass set this Saturday night.

Jun 02 2022
First of all, how are you and how has your 2022 been going so far?
It's been good, still on the road touring and promoting my new album MORPH.

After a long closure, the world is finally opening up again. What have you missed most about DJing?
The thing I've missed most about DJing is feeding off the energy of the people on the dancefloor. There is nothing like human interaction, especially in social settings like a dance or music event.

How would you describe your sound?
My sound crosses many genres, but it always has my signature feel of percussions, basslines, and tribal grooves.

What releases do you have lined up?
I've decided to pull back on releasing a bunch of singles to put 100% focus on my debut album MORPH to give it some momentum. I'm happy to say my album entered the Beatport top 100 charts in 5 different genres. Not many dance artists can say that about their album. Just goes to show you the diversity that I can manipulate and work with. Later this year, I will have music and tracks coming out on Circus Recordings, my own label Younan Music and a few others that I can't go into details just yet.

Who are your biggest musical inspirations (DJ or production)?
DJ wise, Danny Tenglia & Carl Cox. Production wise, Nicola Cruz.

What are you planning on bringing to the table for your set this Saturday night at Morning Mass?
I'm planning to bring some heavy hitting tracks and those dark sexy grooves back. It's been a minute since I've played in Toronto (one of my favorite cities) so I'm super excited to drop beats for my TO peeps!

What are your top 5 track selections that are guaranteed to go off?
Saeed Younan - Who You
Saeed Younan - The Shuffle Is Real (Elio Riso, Hernan Paredes Remix)
Saeed Younan, Sankuh - Church Of Bass (Hector Couto Remix)
Saeed Younan - All The Haters Stay Clear
Joeski - Head Bounce (Saeed Younan Remix)

What's something no one knows about you?
I love gardening and growing my own fruits and veggies.

What will you do after answering these questions?
Get back in the studio to finish a bunch of new edits to play out.

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