Saffron Stone - Influences
“Growing up I was immersed in house music and was on the decks from the age of 2! I was surrounded by all types of music from Stevie Wonder to Soul to Soul"
With a steely determination and desire to light up the room, Saffron Stone, is one of 2020’s rising DJ & Producer names to watch. And with Sonny Fodera as her mentor and releasing the ’Starstruck’ and ‘Glow’ EPs on his Solotoko label in 2019,she’s already firing up with her first release ‘Get Up’ with Kideko due on January 31st. Expect to hear this and lots of exclusives as Saffron joins Roberto Surace at Fridays At Egg on January 24th.
“Growing up I was immersed in house music and was on the decks from the age of 2! I was surrounded by all types of music from Stevie Wonder to Soul to Soul. As teenagers, my best friend Monika and I grew a love for melodic techno by the likes of Mano Le Tough, Tale of Us, Maceo Plex and Solomun. We would go to all the raves in London and stay out till the bitter end. I then progressed onto techno, went to Awakenings and lost my mind. Listening to Adam Beyer and Amelie Lens. ADE in Amsterdam was a great experience and I went to the mighty Gashouder to see Drumcode. The production was off key and there were fireworks inside the venue. These sounds and this music have shaped me into the artist that I am today and my style of music, tech/ jacking house which is typically a more energetic and faster form of house normally falling in the 126 to 130 bmp range but it can contain deeper & moodier elements as well.”
My dad’s extensive collection of Vinyl and learning how to play from a young age. Just generally being around a family who loved and embraced music in a big way.
Going to Ibiza for the first time when I was 15 with my mum, sister, nan and auntie in 2012. My first raving experience was at DC10, listening to Kerri Chandler on the decks on the terrace and everyone was just having it. I remember just thinking ‘wow’ and standing right by the biggest bright red speakers possible and the DJ all day and all night. I absolutely loved it.
Seeing Carl Cox play in the car park at Space in Ibiza at a young age and tearing the roof off! I wore a robot mask the whole night and met a lot of mad people, but I just loved the whole scene and atmosphere.
My first gig at a proper club was actually at Egg in 2017 in the basement where I played 5-7am and what a buzz that was! The room was packed until the end and everyone was just getting down and sweaty. That’s when I knew, this is what I wanted to do full time. My opening tune was ‘The Drums’ – Richy Ahmed, what a track!