CDJ Show 2017 Guest - Sara Simms

Sara Simms captivates the world as an innovative musician, DJ, turntablist and electronic music producer. She's a multi-instrumentalist who's known for her love of music technology.

Sara's diverse sets range from techno to deep house and her music has rocked audiences around the world. She's toured through North America, Japan and Europe, though her DJ career began in Toronto with residencies at clubs like This Is London and The Courthouse. She has an intriguing background as a jazz guitarist turned turntablist; she's competed in DJ battles in both Canada and the US, and was a runner in up the 'Scratch' – The Ultimate DJ Contest. Now focusing on studio work, Sara has founded her own record label, Simmetry Sounds to release productions and collaborations.

As an artist who stays on the cutting edge of digital DJing technologies, Sara has worked together with brands like Arturia, Casio, Fender, Genelec, Pioneer DJ, Mixed in Key, Moog Music Inc, Native Instruments and Roland to help them inspire others to use their instruments. As a DJ, Sara has worked together with legendary brands like Dior, M.A.C. Cosmetics, Victoria's Secret and Guess Jeans. As a guitarist, Sara has performed at the Virgin Music Festival and NXNE with Noah's Arkweld. As an entrepreneur, she's the founder of Sara Simms Productions and the co-creator of The Future Prophecy, a comic book series that features DJs as superheroes and villains. She also has her own DJ mix podcast on iTunes called Flight.

Sara's career highlights include: playing at Ultra Music Festival in Miami, opening for the Friendly Fires in Cannes, France, appearing on DJ QBert's 'Skratch University', a US tour with Melleefresh (Play Records), judging the Canadian DMC Championships, playing at AIR (Tokyo), W Hotel (Miami and Seattle) and performing at Pride Toronto. She has graced the stage alongside DMC World Champion DJ QBert, DJ Rafik, DJ Shortee, Japan Redbull Thre3Style Champion DJ Iku, Ammoye, Karl Wolf, Keisha Chante, Lights, Shawn Desman and Shad.


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