Skip to main content


The Italian techno DJ is set to play the festival later this month...

Kicking off weekend at Zrce Beach on Croatia's idyllic Pag Island, Sonus festival boasts a whopping line-up, including techno acts Adam Beyer, Marco Carola and Chris Liebing, plus this month's DJ Mag UK cover star, Joseph Capriati. 

Another heavyhitter on the bill is Italian DJ/producer Sam Paganini, who's set to spin his brand of "sexy, groovy, dark techno" at the Aquarius stage on Thursday 25th August. He's cooked up an exclusive podcast for DJ Mag readers ahead of the festival, that you can stream exclusively below. 

We also caught up with the talented DJ for a few quick-fire questions ahead of the big day. You can grab last minute tickets to Sonus here. 

First dance music song you loved? "Visage 'Fade To Grey'"
First club you went to? "Belluno, Italy"
First label you loved? "Warp Records"
First piece of tech you bought? "Atari Ste1040"
First DJ you worshipped? "Andrea Gemolotto and Laurent Garnier"
First track you produced? "Paganini Traxx 'Zoe'"
First club you played in? "Concorde, Italy"
First wax you bought? "Frankie Goes To Hollywood 'Rage Hard '"
First band you saw? "Rockets"
First person you went back-to-back with? "ZØE"
First apartment you lived in? "Treviso, Italy"
First vinyl shop you loved? "Garibaldi 40, Italy"
First car you owned? "Fiat 1"
First London club you raved at? "Ministry Of Sound"
First album you played ten times over? "Pink Floyd 'Wish You Were Here'"
First time you went to Ibiza? "2009"