Ask Sarah Robertson where she's based right now and she'll tell you she "pays rent" in the Gold Coast. These days she's hardly sees home, because she's too busy travelling for her booming DJ career. "I'm not going to be back there for three weeks, I think," she says.
Sarah's musical education started at the modest age of five when she took up music theory and violin. She played it until she was 18 and then discovered clubbing. Wanting to continue her musical trajectory, DJing seemed a natural progression. She picked it up quick and scored a residency at the waterfront club "Temple" on the Gold Coast.
The DJ/model's just got back from her biggest gig to date: a seven-month residency at the official Playboy Club in Macau, China as a Playboy Bunny and resident DJ. In addition to being the face of the club's advertising campaign (she was plastered all over billboards, ferries and buses), she DJed six nights a week and clocked 25 hours a week behind the decks.
"It was definitely a great endurance training ground," she says of the experience. "It's quite hard DJing with ears on your head and a tail and a corset bunny costume but if you can do that, you can do anything."
While in that neck of the wood, she played the Hed Kandi pool party at the Venetian supporting Stuart Ojelay in Macau and scored a few gigs at Hong Kong's famous Republik club. Next is a trip to Thailand with The Stafford Brothers, John Course and Timmy Trumpet, to play the Black Moon Parties on a ten day tour. Following this she heads to New Zealand before she returns to the Playboy Mansion in LA, playing alongside Sasha Grey and glam rockers Steel Panther. Playing the after-party at the Beverly Hilton the next day. An Aussie tour will be waiting for her when she finally arrives home.
It's dizzying stuff, but Sarah's had to work hard to earn it. After all, female DJs get their fair share of doubters, but ones that also model are bound to cop even more.
"You have to be thick skinned about it and luckily I am," she says. "I get it to some degree at every gig I do and people judge you on blogs when they haven't even listened to your set. But as I get my sound out there, they'll see that's not the case at all. I'm not the stereotype they think I am!"