Listening to his dad’s old soul records, from James Brown to the Temptations, Sander almost instantly fell in love with these feel good vibes. Where other kids from his age were listening to music that dictated the charts. Sander listened to old vinyl records of live concerts from major soul acts like James Brown and Otis Redding. The intensity and passion present in the soul music inspired Sander. It doesn’t take a scientist to know that this feeling for music was just the beginning.
As he grew older, he made his first encounter with the DJ scene. Watching his older cousin mixing R’n’B and HipHop beats on his turntables, he knew for sure that this was what he wanted to do. As he visited more clubs he became more and more intrigued by the uplifting and pumping beats called ‘House music’. The way how these beats just made you feel the music reminded Sander of the good old soul music, a new love was born. Now-a-days Sander Young is a DJ that has managed to create his own sound characterized as quality house music with a feel good vibe.
Next to spinning music, Sander is also a talented producer. His talent for both mixing and producing has not gone unnoticed. In October 2010 Sander Young won the Let’s Mix ADE Next contest. Since this contest focused heavily on the combined skill of DJing and producing, it’s evident that Sander Young is a talented DJ/Producer. This contest also granted him to play live at the 2010 ADE. As a producer Sander has released tracks on labels like 90Watts, Frameworx Recordings and the iconic Global Underground. Receiving support from DJ’s like Carlo Lio, Laurent Garnier, Sharam, Kevin Saunderson, Gregor Tresher, Saeed Younan, Joan Ribas, Butch, Michel de Heij, Nick Warren and Wally Lopez.
Next to DJ’ing and producing solo, Sander is also one part of the DJ duo Sander Young & Pieter Steijger. Together they share an immense passion for dance music. This passion is expressed through their unique sound influenced by the roots from Chicago house and Detroit techno, replenished with groove and percussive sounds.