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DJ Name: Saint Clair
Location: Los Angeles, CA
We’re ridiculously excited to bring you our first-ever SKAM Artist feature, and we’re kicking things off with a high-energy heavy hitter. Hailing from The Land Of Oz and now operating out of her adopted home of The City Of Angels and beyond, Georgia Sinclair AKA Saint Clair is well on her way to becoming the number one female open-format DJ in the world. In a style of performance that is heavily dominated by men, Saint Clair has proven she’s no shrinking violet, smashing out electrifying sets on some of the hottest dance floors in the world, and winning praise from some of the world’s leading performer’s in her field, including DJ Irie, DJ Ruckus and DJ Five.
Saint Clair’s musical career started in her home country of Australia in 2009. At a time when female DJ’s were almost unheard of, Saint Clair broke away from the pack and set off on her musical journey. Inspired by a long time passion for every genre of nightclub music, Saint Clair knew that open format was her calling. Teaching herself to spin on a very old pair of Pioneer CDJs loaned to her by a friend, it wasn’t long before she had mastered the art of beat matching and mixing. Straight off the back of her career as a popular children’s show host and model, the offers started flowing from Australia’s premier nightclubs and most exclusive brands. It wasn’t long before she had headlined at just about every hot nightclub in the country and performed for many of Australia’s biggest names.
In late 2014, Saint Clair relocated to Los Angeles with her sights set on global domination. Knowing only a handful of people, the talented artist let her skills do the talking, headlining at all of LA’s hot spots within weeks of her arrival. From there she set her sights on the city of sin, literally driving out to Las Vegas to introduce herself to its club owners. This move won her a headlining residency at Steve Wynn’s Tryst Nightclub, and the attention of the legendary Sujit Kundu from American powerhouse agency SKAM. Now a SKAM Artist, Saint Clair’s career has skyrocketed: she has landed residencies in the USA, Canada and Mexico’s hottest clubs, including Omnia Las Vegas, Studio Paris Chicago, Wall Miami, E11even Miami, 1 Oak New York and LA, and many more.
Keep reading to learn more about the incredible Saint Clair, and why you need tobook her for your venue.
When did you join the SKAM Artist roster? What did it feel like to join SKAM?
I wanted to sign with SKAM for a good two years before I even moved to the USA (I'm an Aussie). After I'd spent my first 9 months in LA hustling and getting gigs myself, Sujit heard about me from a club owner I was working for in Vegas. It was a huge thrill for me to get a call from him and I've loved the ride with the SKAM Fam ever since! That all happened in June of 2015.
What genres of music are your specialty?
I'm open format. My favorite type of set to play is big room open format.
What’s something you’re known for as an artist/DJ?
I think I surprise people because I don't fit the typical stereotype of an open-format DJ, so when I throw down (and I do throw down) people seem to get excited.
Please list some of your favorite recent gigs, and why they were favorites.
I've been so lucky to play a lot of great gigs since moving to the USA. Recently my favorite rooms to play energy-wise have been Temple in San Francisco, Beta in Denver and Studio Paris in Chicago. As far as dope parties, I played with G Eazy on New Year’s in Reno and that was lit! Next week I'm playing at the Republic Records Grammy Party in LA and I'm really looking forward to that one too.
Besides DJing, what other projects are you currently working on?
I'm a producer and songwriter so I spend the majority of my time in my studio working on music. I will be launching my artist project this year. Aside from that, I'm a former TV host and I still dabble in that. I host an online TV show about sneaker and Hip Hop culture called Shiekh TV.
When performing, what types of bar and nightlife venues do you prefer?
Definitely high-energy, big rooms!
What is your adult beverage of choice?
Don Julio 1942 all day.
What advice would you give someone who wants to get noticed by SKAM Artist?
Be prepared to work your ass off, and marketing is key!
What’s the biggest challenge you face as a DJ?
Female DJs are still a relatively new thing and there is a certain stigma that is often attached to women in my industry which is crazy, but true. People are intrigued to see what you can do so they will often give you a chance, but if you can't deliver the door is quickly slammed in your face. I've worked extremely hard to get to where I am, and I make sure I work hard on each and every set to ensure that I deliver consistently. That's not to say I don't have my “off days,” but I try not to give anyone a reason not to respect me as an artist.
Aside from that, getting a normal amount of sleep is definitely my biggest challenge!
Connect with Saint Clair:
• IG: @saintclairmusic
• Facebook: /saintclairmusic
• Twitter: @saintclairmusic
• SoundCloud: /saintclairmusic
• Snapchat: saintclairmusic