Sat 07 May
Bill Brewster and Yidah
Presented by Faith In Strangers
About this event
Bill Brewster a veteran of the music scene having been DJing from the 80’s and originator of the now famous Low Life parties has recently taken on a new role. Several months ago Bill decided to offer his services as a mentor in a attempt to open doors and shatter glass ceilings that stopped the progress of young female DJs within the industry. Bill put out the call and on Saturday the 7th of May, Bill will be bringing his protégé Yidah to Faith In Strangers.
Doors open at 18:00 and will include an interview and Q&A with Bill and Yidah before they start to spin records.
We are keeping this event free entry, in support of a very talented young female DJ at the start of her journey. Come and get down!
What Bill Says…
“I’d been waiting a while for someone in the industry to start something like this and I’d been thinking about doing something for a while and just decided it was time to try and initiate something in the hope that others followed suit; so far there’s no sign of that happening. I haven’t done enough to help women move further and the industry itself has certainly fallen well short. The response was incredible! I had nearly 70 candidates, and of a very high standard, so it was hard to pick just one; and, in fact, I’ve continued to help a couple of others more informally, but I thought I could give the most help to Yidah. She has talent, but she hasn’t got many contacts, she’s only lived in the UK a few years and I think just needed guiding and pointing in the right direction to get going. I’m really confident that we can get her a bit nearer to her goals in the next year. I’m happy with the progress so far, but I’m hoping once we’re further into the year, I can start helping her get more shows. I would still like the industry to create more formalised schemes though.”
Moving people onto dancefloors, out of their heads and into their hearts, is the goal of Trinidadian born-London based DJYIDAH. No stranger to the music scene, YIDAH received an unorthodox baptism of fire into the entertainment industry, growing up in a musically fragrant family and working alongside her mother in live concert and festival events throughout her teen years. Trinidad & Tobago being an island party capital and a melting pot of races, cultures, flavours and sounds. Having come from a dance, drama and visual arts background, stepping into the DJ scene in 2020 seemed like a natural progression for YIDAH. Her DJ friend gave her a 3‑week crash course and YIDAH booked her first club event. Four club gigs later, she was gaining recognition as a young emerging female DJ‘to look at’ on TT underground music scene. YIDAH’S sets boast of intoxicating progressive house, afro house, nu-disco, afro beat, fused with elements of hip hop, dancehall, and soca, depending on the event.
YIDAH was featured on a national level in the Trinidadian national newspaper Newsday amidst the buzz surrounding her eclectic DJ sets. In Sept 2020 she left Trinidad for Point Blank Music School in London to embark on a DJ/Producer Diploma. Since graduating from Point Blank, she has curated guest mixes for Tehran Radio, Reprezent Radio, SOTU Nights, DJLBEE’s Sunset Lockdown Series and AFTT. In 2020, she also launched her first DJ/fashion brand collaboration with TT design house Willow & Oak, creating a platform for the YIDAHCOLLECTION.
In early 2022, she was selected by Bill Brewster for a mentorship scheme, which will help her step up to the next level. YIDAH brings a fresh and unique vibe to the DJ world and is passionately zexploring the international music scene with an intent to rock festival stages, clubs and events as a breakthrough DJ in 2022.
- 6:00 PM
How to attend
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