DJ and producer Aidan Young tragically passed away on June 3rd 2016 during his GCSE exams, leaving behind a legacy through his music. Born in Johannesburg, lived in Cape Town and family relocated to Dubai—the passionate 15-year-old had big dreams of playing his music around the world. And now thanks to the dedication of his mother, his dreams are being realised on a global scale.
February 16th saw the release of Aidan’s 15-track posthumous album The Beginning released on Sony Music Entertainment Middle East, a massive achievement for the late producer. Songs from his album were played at RedfestDXB this year to a crowd of 10,000 people, an emotional but fulfilling experience for the attendees.
Virgin Radio Dubai DJ Kris Fade in attendance at the festival said: “Aidan story really struck a chord with me and everyone at Virgin, and we are so happy to support all the team’s efforts in releasing his music. A great talent who deserves to be heard.”
This single,“The Beginning" is currently number 1 on the Trending 20, a daily hits show in Dubai. Last week, it was also played on Good Hope FM, in South Africa for the first time.
“Music was his first and only ever true love,” said Maisy Littmoden when speaking about her close friend’s passion for music, “When Aidan worked on his music he wanted to make sure that it related to how he felt at the time each track spoke to him on a personal level. It’s a joy to see this single and album come together, thanks to everyone involved for sharing my passion for Aidan music.”
Aidan’s Mother Kristianna Young has been on a mission to get Aidan’s music out to the world and almost a year after his passing. The story of Aidan Young is being heard by millions of people around the world.
“While he isn’t here to play in those clubs and to tour the world performing at global music events like Tomorrowland,” said Kristianna, “it is my intention to ensure his music is heard in the places he wanted to be. My gift to my son is that his music becomes famous and that he lives on through it.”
Image courtesy of Kristianna Young