Recently, DJ Sabo dropped by Ol Dirty Sundays to lay his madness down! We sat down with the one and only to learn about his style, sound, and more.
For the past 17 years, Sabo has set the benchmark for his peers across the world thanks to his unmistakable signature style: an irresistible Balearic fusion of deep house, tropical bass, techno, Moombahton, Dub, and disco. Sabo’s extended deep tech sets have been praised at festivals like Lightening in a Bottle, Shambhala, Fusion, Northern Nights, and most recently, the Robot Heart bus at Burning Man. He is a pivotal part of the fast-growing moombahton scene, with the sound’s creator, Dave Nada, openly crediting Sabo’s early musical experiments as a key influence on the sound of today. Sabo’s responsible for many of the genre’s key tracks, which explore the deeper tech house inspired side of the genre, and he is a resident DJ at the legendary Moombahton Massive parties. In addition Sabo has remixed for labels like Mad Decent and MAN Recordings, and has original releases on his own label Sol*Selectas, and T & A Records. He’s remixed artists like Dennis Ferrer, Gregor Salto, Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Jackson, Nadastrom, and Amadou & Miriam to name just a few.
He has performed with Sting, Erykah Badu, Jamie XX, DJ Tennis, Felix Da HouseCat, Dj Craze, Osunlade, and Aloe Blac. He has mentions in Rolling Stone, Spin, Mixmag, and The Fader, as well as sites such as XLR8R, Music is 4 Lovers, Generation Bass, and MTV Iggy. Sabo has DJ residencies at U-Street Music Hall in DC, Grand Central in Miami, and Output Club in NYC.