Most people spend their entire lives chasing their dreams. Georgia Sinclair—aka Saint Clair—made hers a reality.
The former Australian television personality-turned-DJ always had a passion for electronic dance music, but it wasn’t until she faced a life-changing diagnosis that music became her calling.
“The real story is quite heavy,” she says about her foray into EDM. “I was feeling quite unwell, and I was eventually diagnosed with a benign brain tumor.” Forced to quit her job as a television host, Saint Clair turned to her first love—music. “My mother used to think I was insane, because I’d go to sleep listening to techno. It’s been ingrained in me since I was very young. I always wanted to DJ, but it wasn’t a thing girls did very often, so I pursued television, then I got sick, which forced me to hit reset on my life.”
As she waited for her surgery, a friend brought over a set of turntables so she could teach herself. “He brought over this huge box of CDs, and I literally sat at my kitchen bench for months on end learning how to beat-match, learning how everything worked. I taught myself to DJ that way.”
Saint Clair has since moved to LA, where she’s working on two projects: her electronic hip-hop persona and a pop-oriented gig with producer and engineer Fis Shkreli. Catch her at Light on Friday and you’ll hear everything from Drake and Future to Polish DJ/producer Sikdope. “Everything [he puts] out is fire, and I play as much of [his] stuff as I possibly can because it gets the best reaction,” she says. “I mix a lot of genres. My Vegas set will be high-energy but with lots and lots of hip-hop.” Saint Clair at Light at Mandalay Bay, March 31.