DJ Sabrina The Teenage DJ – Destiny

Post Author: Jeff Cubbison

London producer drops 4-hour epic of future funk, house, nu-disco & everything in between

I’ve been one of the biggest fans of the anonymous, London-based DIY “outsider house” producer DJ Sabrina The Teenage DJ for years now, and let me tell you, DJ Sabrina fandom really is the gift that keeps on giving.

Known for dropping stratospheric, behemoth releases that sometimes clock in at over three hours long, it’s an understatement to say that DJ Sabrina is unbelievably prolific. But the most impressive quality in her work is that almost every second of it is excellent. That combination of quality and quantity is simply unmatched in all of music these days.

Following last year’s relatively brief LP Bewitched (which was still an hour and half long), DJ Sabrina is already back with another soaring, epic album; this one’s called Destiny, and it’s nearly four hours in length. As you can imagine, with that much material, Destiny is one of the most diverse DJ Sabrina releases to date, toggling around various electronic sub-genres including lo-fi house, future funk, nu-disco, plunderphonics-laced electropop balladry, and so much else in between. Now would be the time that I’d recommend a handful of tracks, but if I’m being honest, the entire album from start-to-finish is remarkably concise and packed with sonic euphoria and warmth. On first listen, I did not detect a single skip. Ultimately, Destiny is another mind-boggling feat for one of the best artists in the game, and easily one of the best albums of the year so far.

Destiny is not yet available on streaming services, though that’ll probably change soon. For now, you can head over to DJ Sabrina’s Bandcamp to listen to the album in full. And yes, I do recommend listening to it all the way through in one sitting…that is, if you’ve got four hours to burn. Why not? You can also check out the video for the album’s wondrous opening track “Honey” below:

Side note, last year a Primavera Sound lineup featuring DJ Sabrina The Teenage DJ started to circulate, and it created a bit of a frenzy in the fanbase. Unfortunately, that lineup was confirmed to be fake; Sabrina commented on it, explaining that while she’d love to perform live someday, so far she had not yet been offered the opportunity and/or financial incentive to do so. So for all you festival organizers or concert promoters out there, please please please pull the trigger and do whatever is necessary to make a DJ Sabrina show happen. I’d fly out for it, no matter where it is.