An 11-year-old DJ from Los Angeles is scheduled to perform during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, April 21. DJ Young 1, the youngest-ever graduate of Scratch DJ Academy in Los Angeles, will spin two 20-minute sessions of classic and new hits, reports Live Design.
More than 30,000 people are expected to assemble on the South Lawn of the White House for the event, which will feature live music, sports, cooking stations, storytelling and Easter egg rolling.
“It’s really awesome to see her talents getting recognition on such a national level. We couldn’t be more proud of DJ Young 1 for this event and all of her accomplishments!” – DJ Spark
DJ Young 1 has already made several high-profile appearances in her career, including Supperclub San Francisco, Pride Celebrations in Los Angeles and Oakland, and a spotlight on the Queen Latifah Show. She’s also made a cameo appearances in the music video for Jessica Sanchez’s “Tonight” featuring Ne-Yo, and competed on NBC’s America’s Got Talent.
A Stanton endorsed artist, DJ Young 1’s musical influence dates back to her mom, Ellen, who played jazz and hip-hop throughout her pregnancy. DJ Young 1 credits Charlie Parker, The Ohio Players, Grandmaster Flash, Jam Master Jay and Run-D.M.C. as sources of inspiration.
Tune in for live streams of the event on April 21 at www.whitehouse.gov/live.
Here’s a video of DJ Young 1 scratching at NAMM 2013:
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