Sarah Story (GB)
Sarah Story has always had her eye on the prize. This plucky young broadcaster, DJ and singer-songwriter has always known who she is and precisely where she’s wanted to be. Her Friday night spot on Radio 1 has given her the platform to be able to support artists old and new and champion more female artists and non-binary people, something that’s extremely important to her. With the ever evolving music scene and constant new stream of artists, Sarah feels honoured to be at the forefront of that as a new voice on Radio 1, that gets to champion them on national radio every Friday night.
Aside from the radio and her own expanding DJ sets, Sarah’s also been the host of BACKSTORY, a podcast delving into the stories of some of the industry’s most interesting and intriguing names, including Eats Everything, DJ Paulette, Bklava and one of the UK’s favourite drag queens, Jodie Harsh. She’s also been working on topline writing and production. But ask her what really keeps her mind ticking outside of her creative box and she returns to the importance of curation. She’s a big fan of Paul Woolford/Special Request, of Emerald and of Jaguar and – naturally - of her place in the BBC to help pull all those musical strands together. So Sarah’s earned her stripes. “I really want to give people a place on the platform that I've got,” she says. “I’ve been given a voice in a saturated industry where it’s hard to get noticed. I want to champion new artists and help mould the next generation of electronic artists, that’s my thing.”