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Sidney Samson
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Position: 
92

Questions Top100 DJs 2011 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:10

Style: 
Full-energy uplifting house.
Best known for: 
'Riverside', muthafucker!
Tune of the year: 
Bassjackers 'Mush Mush'
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2011: 
Bassjackers
What's the future of DJing: 
It's going to be bigger and better.
Favourite app: 
Fruit Ninja, always trying to beat the high score.
Discovery of the year: 
Wazuzu Restaurant in Encore, Las Vegas. The best drunken noodles ever!
Rediscovery of the year: 
Marvin Gaye 'Heard It Through The Grapevine' acapella. Just listen to his voice and you'll understand why.
Awkward Moment: 
When a girl ran up to me with a pen and paper asking me for an autograph... of the DJ who was playing after me.
Style or substance: 
Doesn't matter as long as everyone is dancing
Pet Hate: 
Cats! I hate the hairs.
“Generally speaking, it seems that the pop-world is now fully embracing house as a major influence,” says Dutchman Sidney Samson on his continued transformation into one of America's go-to producers, with crunked-up stars like Lil Wayne, Lil Jon and the ever-present Will.i.am all knocking on his studio door. It's a love affair that goes both ways, with Sidney announcing “the US is really something special”. Ultra festival in Miami, EDC Las Vegas and Electric Zoo NYC are some of the highlights from a year of continuous touring before he heads off to Brazil for the first time at the end of the year, followed by Australia and Asia. For those concerned that all this major label dollar might be dulling his club edge, however, Sidney vows that he'll keep the “hard and energetic” sound that brought him to fame (“...which poses the challenge to find a sound that is true to what I'm all about while taking into account what it takes to make a pop smash”), an assertion supported by the launch of his label Rock The Houze, with bone-crushing tracks like 'Tomahawk' and the recent Las Vegas-courting 'Surrender' all nailing their flag to the mast. “All in all, I'm very happy with how things are going and the year isn't even over yet,” he says, “so watch out, there's more to come!” joe roberts

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