Sarah Harrison (singer)

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Sarah Harrison
Sarah harrison in LA.jpg
Background information
Born (1990-09-02) 2 September 1990 (age 28)
Malta
Origin London, England, UK
Genres Hip hop, R&B, pop
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, DJ, music producer, actress
Instruments Vocals, Piano
Website imsarahharrison.com

Sarah Harrison (born 2 September 1990), also known as LadyInTheTrap (LITT), is a British/Maltese DJ.

Life and career[edit]

Early life[edit]

Born in Malta, Harrison began her career as a child, hosting a children's television show on ONE TV in Malta. At the age of 11, she moved to London, where she began attending the Sylvia Young Theatre School.[1]

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2003[edit]

In 2003, at the age of 13, she represented Malta in its debut at the inaugural Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2003 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She performed the self-written song "Like a Star", which placed 7th[1] with 56 points.

Film and Television work[edit]

In 2006, she featured as one of the subjects of the Channel 4 documentary series My Crazy Life. An episode in the series followed Harrison's quest for fame and her family's sacrifices to support her.[2] In 2007, Harrison applied for and was granted a three-year Dada award to enable her to study Performing Arts at Laine Theatre Arts. She wrote and produced a 30-minute-long musical, entitled "NO BALLS".[clarify]

Sarah appeared as an extra in two Harry Potter films[1] [3] and was part of an emsemble that recorded sessions at Abbey Road studios for the Disney and Walden Media film version of CS Lewis's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.[4]

Breakthrough in Radio[edit]

Her interest in producing was boosted by a meeting with Quincy Jones, who worked with her role model, Michael Jackson. Her first break came in early 2012, when Snoop Dogg heard her tracks on Soundcloud; he contacted her [5]with an invite to fly out to record with him while on his European summer tour.

Releasing her first DJ mix in October 2012, Harrison's passion for trap music became apparent, leading to her adopting the alias LadyInTheTrap which inspired the title of her mix CD series. Her interest in this subgenre of hip-hop arose from her enthusiasm for beat-making, as well as her obsession with the 808 drum machine. Although she specialises in this niche, her DJ sets encapsulate the hip-hop/R&B umbrella as a whole, including bootlegs from other genres of music.

Skepta enlisted her to open for his 'Blacklisted' album launch night. She became host of a self-titled weekly radio show, The Sarah Harrison Show, on The Beat London 103.6 FM[6] (formerly Bang Radio). where she interviewed Rich Homie Quan, Dave East, K Camp and more prior to signing. Sarah Harrison was the first in the world to premiere Rae Sremmurd's 'No Flex Zone' and 'No Type'.

Harrison and Quincy Jones

2014–Present[edit]

Harrison made trips to the US to host DJ for the International Music Conference (Atlanta)[5] and SXSW (Texas), receiving co-signs from Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg from Hot 97, DJ Holiday from Commission DJs, Greg Street from V-103, Don Cannon and Trendsetter Sense from The Affiliates, and many more.

Alongside a Nike Town residency[6], she has opened for Talib Kweli, The Game and Ciara[5], been on the Wireless line-up[5], DJ’d at pop-up shops for Kehlani and The Internet, and hosted after-parties for Rae Sremmurd, August Alsina and Dreamville. She currently broadcasts on Radar Radio.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ariadne Massa. "Young singer joins Harry Potter extras". The Times (Malta), 20 October 2003.
  2. ^ Ariadne Massa. "Channel 4 highlights budding Maltese singer's quest for fame". The Times (Malta). 24 July 2006.
  3. ^ "Sarah Harrison in Harry Potter's latest film". ESC Today. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
  4. ^ Ariadne Massa. "Maltese teenager walks Hogwarts' great hall". The Times (Malta). 28 November 2005.
  5. ^ a b c d "London-based Maltese DJ to perform alongside music superstars at UK Wireless festival". The Malta Independent. 10 July 2016. Retrieved 19 April 2018. 
  6. ^ a b "Sarah Harrison: Talks Life as a Hip Hop DJ | LadyInTheTRAP". What's Good? Online. 14 June 2014. Retrieved 20 April 2018. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Debut entry
Malta in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
2003
Succeeded by
Young Talent Team
with "Power of a Song"