DJ Tracy Young Celebrates 25 Years With New Year’s Day Party

Plus, hear the playlist she created exclusively for NewNowNext.

Ferosh DJ Tracy Young celebrates 25 illustrious years behind the turntables this month. In that time, she has become a favorite on the circuit scene and has been a top choice to remix some of the hottest names in the music industry including Madonna, Cher, and Lady Gaga; has released seven musical compilations; and racked up 48 no. 1 Billboard Club hits. Her latest single, “Peace, Love, & Music,” has already climbed to no. 21 on the Billboard dance chart in its third week out.

As part of the celebration, Young recently announced that her annual New Year’s Eve Genesis party will take place at Sway Nightclub in Fort Lauderdale on January 1. This is event’s sophomore outing outside of Miami.

Photo courtesy of Tracy Young.

“When Mansion Nightclub closed, I was forced to reinvent Genesis,” says Young. “I actually considered ending the event once and for all, but when I discussed the idea with fans, I learned pretty quickly the incredible love many have for the party and that it had to continue.”

Genesis debuted in Miami in 2002 where it quickly became one of the country’s leading New Year’s Eve celebrations; this year marks the 15th year for the popular event.

Young says she chose Sway Nightclub, previously known as Voodoo Lounge, for the 15th annual event because it offered a chance for her to bring Genesis back to its roots. “Genesis has always been about the music and the journey and for so long I’ve wanted to make it a more intimate occasion like it was that first year at Crobar.”

To purchase tickets to the Genesis New Year’s event, visit To hear an exclusive playlist created especially for NewNowNext, listen below:

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