Conquering the night life can seem like a tough task, however, DJ YounJosh makes it look easy. His unique beats and passion for music have given him a well-known name in Atlanta. His viral sensation “Looking Sexy” has taken over the city and continues to be a sensation everywhere he goes. “Looking Sexy” has been this summer’s anthem, giving DJ YounJosh nearly 200,000 views in a short month since the release of the music video on YouTube. He doesn’t plan on stopping there, for him this is just the beginning.
What inspired you to start building this passion in music that later transcribed into becoming a well-known DJ?
YOUNJOSH: I think my inspiration came from my mom who was a well-known pop/gospel sensation. I’m all about music and it’s the only thing that I been doing my whole life, I grew up in church, I used to sing and play the drums then later around age of 16 I started Dj-ing cause I think it’s a great feeling to control the people emotions and make them dance and having a great time
From what we know you first started Dj-ing in Paris, could you explain that experience?
YOUNJOSH: Yes I started Dj-ing in Paris, I learned a lot from my mentor and biggest inspirations “David Guetta” it was a good feeling when I started from being a Dj at my own birthday party, to then start growing into doing weddings and school pool parties. I didn’t start Dj-ing in the club/bar until the age of 25, my friends would always tell me, “Dude you’re dope you should start doing it you too good to be a Wedding/Private Dj only” so, I listen to them and started the migration, it wasn’t easy at all but I put time and effort into it. I then started from a local bar “ephemera” in Paris. I earned my first international Dj residency in England, then “club nowhere” in the Dominican Republic.
When did you first start entertaining in Atlanta, and why Atlanta?
YOUNJOSH: I moved to America 6 years ago. Precisely NYC, then as you guys know, I’m also the official Dj of a Switzerland pop group named “Kooly bros” who are based in Atlanta. They were the ones who convinced me to move here. I’ve since been here performing in ATL for 5 years.
How long ago did you start working on your single “Looking Sexy”?
YOUNJOSH: “Looking Sexy” is my first single that went viral. My actual first single came out in 2014, it’s “Stand up” you can check that out up on my SoundCloud page (SoundCloud/Younjosh). Then my second single was “Rise Up Youth” which came out in 2015, then followed by my viral single, “Looking Sexy.” “Looking Sexy” is a project with my friend Harvey J plus another producer who worked on it with us, it took a while because I wanted it to be perfect!
How do you feel that you’re almost at 200k views for your viral single?
YOUNJOSH: It’s a great feeling! I’ve been working hard and for so long. It makes me really happy to actually see the world watching my work and enjoy it!
This Anthem also seems to be a major hit with your female audience, is that something you aim for?
YOUNJOSH: Yes, the ladies love looking sexy! The song itself really talks about them, I was raised by a single mother so I always have something for the ladies. I respect them and they are my inspirations, if you check out the video you’ll see what I’m talking about!
What do you look for in a crowd of people when you’re playing this single?
YOUNJOSH: Well, first of all, I’m always excited when I’m playing “Looking Sexy” and the best part of it is the people’s reactions. I always look at my dance floor and see the people’s faces to see how they feel and how the crowd is enjoying it etc. I’ll be like, “That’s me, I did a great job!”
Your fans also know you as #YourGirlsFavoriteDJ, how did that come about?
YOUNJOSH: I Don’t know how you can describe that but I always been a ladies man. When I’m Dj-ing I’m focused on making the ladies happy! I think it’s one of the reasons that I always get a lot of business in this industry. If the ladies are happy then Everyone is happy. I got what it takes; the right tunes to make the ladies lose their mind. I got the name #Yourgirlsfavoritedj from an old French couple who never went out then this lady saw me Dj one time and the rest came about.
“Looking Sexy” seems to be taking over the Atlanta Nightlife, who do you wish to work with in the future?
YOUNJOSH: Yes, thank god Looking Sexy is doing its thing. If I could collab with somebody it would definitely be David Guetta. I got another project that I’m working on with some ATL big names including legend Jermaine Dupri.
If so, are there any new hits we can expect from you soon?
YOUNJOSH: Yes, you guys can expect a lot of music from me in the future including “Use Your Love” that will be out August 3rd and “rhythm” that will be out this coming November.
Be sure to check out DJ YounJosh, as he takes over Atlanta and his new music that will be releasing in the next months. You can also follow him on Instagram and listen to his SoundCloud, we are excited for what is to come from this ambitious DJ and guarantee this is someone you’ll be hearing more of.