Sidney Samson began Djing at the ripe age of 14, mainly focusing on hip-hop and R&B after witnessing a few DMC mix championships. In 1999, he’s taste in music evolved, and house music was his new priority. Soon after, Sidney held his first residence at Matrixx Nightclub, one of the premier nightclub in Holland, and from there, his producing skills starting to take off. His first two singles (“Bring That Beat Back” and “It’s All Funked Up”) were both releases on Spinnin’ Records and in 2007 after a few flourishing collaborations with Gregor Salto, they both decided to establish their own record label know as Samsobeats.
“Riverside,” released in 2009, was Sidney Samson’s break out hit, reaching #1 on the Dutch Top 40, as well as ranking high on other international charts. This single opened the doors to the EDM world for Sidney Samson. From that point on Sidney had become one of the forerunners in the Dutch House genre, with hits likes “Wake Up Call, and “Duplex.”
In 2011 Sidney Samson created his own record label, Rock the Houze, and released huge hits like “Mutate, “Get Low,” and his newest single “Dutchland,” a personal favorite of mine. (Check out the write up we did of Dutchland)
Recently, I got the chance to ask the Dutch House master, himself, a few questions about his experience in 2012, and what we have to look forward to in 2013…
MMIBTY: You have done a ton of traveling over the last year, what was your favorite moment from 2012? What experience over the last year stands out for you the most, your personal highlight?
Sidney Samson: It’s so difficult to choose 1 moment because so many cool things happened this year. But EDC Las Vegas was really something else…
MMIBTY: Is there anything in particular that you are the most excited for in 2013?
SS: looking forward to be at the Ultra week – Miami again. Always a great vibe over there.
MMIBTY: America has a huge following for the Dutch House sound, how would you describe your sound and what has influenced you musically?
SS: My sound is energetic, uplifting and always floor-filling. I’m not really influenced but more inspired by certain artists. But, not in the dance scene. More in artists like Jimi Hendrix and the Rolling Stones.
MMIBTY: How do you go about preparing for a show, do you have a planned set, or do you just feel the crowd out and take it from there? What is you favorite non-Sidney Samson track that’s out?
SS: I never prepare for a set. It’s all improvisation. My favorite non Sidney track now is Nom the Strip & Hot Mouth – “Wear the Throusers”
MMIBTY: With 2012 coming to a close, what do you have planned for 2013? Any big releases, albums, remixes, collaborative projects?
SS: I’m just going to release a lot of club songs. I just released a new song called “Dutchland”. Next release is on Tiesto’s Musical Freedom and is called “Torrent”!!!
***Special thanks to Sidney Samson and Gemma at Ace Agency for the interview