Over the last 12 years, Amber Savage has become nothing short of legendary within the Australian dance community. During the infancy of her career, she often faced the double discrimination of being female and performing harder genres of dance. Throughout the early days many promoters would dismiss this future icon the starting opportunity. However their efforts were only delaying the inevitable fact that she was to earn the eventual title as the Australian 'Queen of Hard Dance'.
With massive Central Station releases such as 'Apocalypse' & 'Within You', along side with nine charting topping mix compilations such as 'Peaktime Vol.3', 'Hardstyle Generation', 'Intoxicating Rhythm' and 'Black Vol.2', Savages' popularity grew exponentially. Even after 12 years, clubbers continue to fanatically support her, often playing to record crowds. Since 2003, she has continually reaffirmed her monopoly within the hard dance circles with consistent top rankings in the prestigious 'Inthemix's Top 50' DJ poll, winning on three separate occasions a Top 10 placing (reaching as high as 5th), and for more than 5 consecutive years was voted by the people as the 'Undisputed No.1 female DJ'. In 2009, Amber turned to her focus to the international stage earning a seven-week residency in Ibiza, expanding into the U.K. and throughout Asia. Yet despite all her accomplishments, the most memorable highlight to date was playing Berlin Love Parade in 2006:
"… I played on a float and there was 1.2 million people there that year," she beams. "I've never seen anything like it in my life. Every street you'd look down and see a sea of people. It was epic and I got to play the last song of the parade on the float looking over the Peace Angel statue."
The experience in Berlin, reminded her of the first experience with dance music when she was the age of 14. Immediately caught by its spell, Amber knew that listening to the music was not enough! Hypnotised by the skill of the DJ at her first rave, she hijacked a friend's set of turntables and commenced the journey. Amber recounts excitedly:
"… It was love at first sight. "I just looked over and I was like 'what is that?! I have to learn how to do that!"
Savage made her Sydney debut after muscling her way into the illustrious Kings Cross club 'Icebox'. From that moment forward, Savage has travelled four corners, laying down the path for future Australian female artists. After more than a six year reign as the only female resident at Home Nightclub, festival slots at Future Music Festival, Creamfields, Defqon1 and Magic City and as a headliner at Transmission, Sydney's definitive trance event. She has played alongside and supported the biggest names in dance music from Armin Van Buuren to Ferry Corsten, Paul Van Dyke, Scot Project through to massive Hard Dance heroes such as Noisecontrollers and Showtek. To summarise Amber's career to date:
'… If it exists, Savage has played it!'
In 2012 she prepares to deliver the most defining chapter in her musical story. Amber has gone back to her hard fundamentals, resulting in a music transformation and a fusion of new and old electronic flavours . This new discovery will be solidified by her three new releases on 'Hard Blitz' commencing in late August 2012 as well as her new monthly podcast 'METAMORPHOSIS'. This EVOLUTION is the long awaited 'Savage' reclamation of the Australian top female spot in Australia which will be followed by international performances in the U.S., Europe and U.K commencing in 2013.
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