Tracy Young: Woman’s World
When it comes to experience and playing big gigs, not many DJs compare to Tracy Young. With over 20 years of spinning and studio work to her name, the Virginia native has played nearly everywhere—from major club venues to exclusive private events, like Madonna’s wedding.
Her studio credits include mixes for some of music’s biggest names—Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, Akon, Madonna and more. Her latest remix of Cher’s new single—a big-room take on “Woman’s World”—is currently tearing up clubs everywhere with its euphoric topline and classic house flair. She’s not slowing up at all.
We recently caught up with the woman herself to talk about her recent musical moves and her decision to bring her annual Genesis party from Miami to New York.
DJ Times: This is the first time you’ve brought your annual Genesis party from South Beach to New York for Pride Week. What made you decide to take it elsewhere?
Young: I am fortunate to be able to call both New York and Miami “home.” Both cities have such strong identities through their sound, style and overall energy that our state of mind would transform as soon as we set foot on their grounds. Genesis Miami is as iconic as it is now because it truly embodies Miami, and Genesis New York gives us the chance to channel the soul of the city.
DJ Times: How would you describe the new version?
Young: At Genesis New York, it’s the sound of New York. The legendary DJ/producer/New Yorker Tedd Patterson and I were on the decks, and we wanted everyone to just be with one another and dance. A custom light installation by the Ferosh multimedia team enhanced the musical journey.
DJ Times: Genesis New York was a major part of the Pride festivities this year. Do you approach annual Pride events differently from other club events?
Young: Of course, I still feel that it’s one of those special moments where we can truly be ourselves. Judgment, prejudice, and hate are not allowed.