DJ Sandy Dubai, a rare female talent and strategic banker, brings her high energy, trendiest fashion style, and open format sets to the decks, captivating audiences and embodying the fusion of beauty, brains, and creativity in the Dubai nightlife scene.

Dubai's vibrant social scene has witnessed the rise of DJ Sandy, a rare female talent who effortlessly merges her expertise in the banking industry with her passion for music. She is a true hustler, a jack of all trades, and a living testament to the pursuit of childhood dreams. Far from conforming to a specific type, she embodies a unique frequency, firmly believing in the therapeutic power of music and the art of elevating energy levels. With her heart, impeccable fashion sense, and electrifying high energy, DJ Sandy graces the decks and gigs, captivating audiences and leaving unforgettable memories in her wake. Her open-format and groovy sets traverse a diverse musical landscape, creating an experience that transcends boundaries.

I love having the freedom to do what I love, light my soul and that work in a non-linear manner.

DJ Sandy striking a pose. Photo supplied.

DJ Sandy Dubai is not only a musical sensation but also a symbol of beauty, strategic intelligence, and creative prowess, as she cultivates her very own brand. She stands tall as the sexiest trendsetter in town, collaborating with luxury brands and influencing Dubai's social circles with her captivating presence. Her journey serves as a testament to the idea that dreams know no barriers, urging everyone to embrace their passions and strive for greatness. With an unwavering determination, she relentlessly pursues her artistic endeavors, captivating audiences and leaving an indelible mark wherever she goes.

Reflecting on her musical journey, DJ Sandy recounts her deep connection to music from a tender age. Inspired by the likes of Michael Jackson, she found solace and inspiration in the realms of hip-hop, R&B, reggae, and urban music during her formative years. Music became her constant companion, bridging the gap between places and people. She vividly recalls the uncanny sense that she was destined to pursue this calling. Despite embarking on a high-profile academic and banking career, she never lost sight of what truly mattered to her and what ignited her soul. The nightlife scene in Dubai and around the world served as a constant reminder of her true passion – being a DJ, curating high vibes, and making people dance. Today, she stands as a testament to the profound joy and fulfillment that emanates from following one's true calling.

Beyond music, DJ Sandy is a multi-passionate individual, fearlessly exploring various realms of interest. She seamlessly weaves her passions for fitness, fashion/modeling, and writing into her creative tapestry, refusing to confine herself to a single niche. Embracing her multifaceted nature, she effortlessly connects the dots and infuses her creative pursuits with an infectious burst of energy. Her curiosity knows no bounds, and she fearlessly dives into thrilling adventures, embodying the spirit of an adrenaline junkie.

When it comes to preparing for a set, DJ Sandy combines meticulous planning with her intuitive understanding of moods and crowds. "No two gigs are the same so planning for every gig happens 4/5 days prior," she shares. With an extensive library of music spanning different energy levels, she curates playlists that cater to various moments throughout the night. She cleverly blends tried-and-tested sets with wild-card tunes, infusing spontaneity into her performances. Every track is meticulously reviewed, ensuring a fresh and captivating experience for the audience.

No two gigs are the same so planning for every gig happens 4/5 days prior

Dubai's nightlife scene holds a special place in DJ Sandy's heart. Having called Dubai home for the past two decades, she has witnessed the city's growth and evolution firsthand. The plethora of dining options, lounges, and venues catering to diverse musical and entertainment preferences make Dubai an unrivaled destination for nightlife enthusiasts.

"...we made it..we did it together. And now onto the bigger things."

Reflecting on her journey, DJ Sandy shares valuable insights she would impart to her 18-year-old self. She emphasizes that being misunderstood should never deter one's artistic ambitions. She encourages others to let their hearts burn with aliveness, reminding them that success is born from a combination of consistency, dedication, passion, faith, and hard work. She cautions against becoming complacent, urging individuals to step out of their comfort zones and embrace their dreams fully. To her younger self and aspiring artists, she advocates for selective attention, focusing on what nourishes the soul rather than succumbing to ego-driven pursuits. For her, living and chasing dreams stand as the ultimate goals, while muting external noise and distancing oneself from unsupportive influences pave the path to a glorious future.

As DJ Sandy continues to make her mark, one cannot help but wonder about her biggest dream. Although being a DJ was once a dream in itself, her aspirations now extend even further. She aims to become the foremost female DJ in Dubai, setting her sights on gracing the stage at Coachella, one of the most prestigious music festivals in the world.

For aspiring musicians yearning to pursue a career in music, DJ Sandy offers valuable advice. "Dreams always crystallize when we are young. So don’t ever hold back from going after what you truly desire," she advices. Amidst the chaos and distractions of the world, she urges individuals to ask themselves how far they are willing to go, how big they want to become, and who they aspire to be as artists. She emphasizes the importance of perfecting one's craft, investing time and effort into building a thriving career in music. DJ Sandy encourages artists to carve out their unique personal brand, distinguishing themselves from the crowd. She emphasizes the need for self-reflection, identifying and overcoming personal obstacles that hinder growth. Above all, she advocates for unwavering commitment, aligning dreams and plans, and staying focused on the journey ahead. By nurturing talent and achieving success with clarity and discipline, aspiring artists can bring their dreams to fruition.

Dreams always crystallize when we are young. So don’t ever hold back from going after what you truly desire

In DJ Sandy Dubai, we witness a musical force that transcends boundaries, infusing Dubai's nightlife with her electric energy and soul-stirring tunes. As she continues to chase her dreams, her talent and determination inspire others to embrace their passions fearlessly. DJ Sandy Dubai is a shining star in the realm of music, leaving an indelible mark on the industry and captivating audiences with her infectious spirit.

HOMEGROWN is musivv’s segment dedicated to featuring UAE-based artists. Features under this segment are eligible for a nomination under this category in the Musivv Awards’ annual recognition.

May 17, 2023

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