Sawtay started playing with records at the age of 13 under the watchful eye of his father, a DJ himself. He was influenced by the street performers and graffiti artists of the local Toronto Hip Hop community in the early 90’s. It was at high school dances and other local outings that he nurtured his skills on the turntables
DJ Sawtay can be found moving crowds at the jazz bar, The Emmet Ray where he has maintained his residence for the past year. He has also provided heart thumping live cuts for such goups as Grand Analog, Magnolious and femcee Nilla.