A debut album, fulfilling a childhood dream and his busiest year of gigs to date — it’s no surprise that Dutch house DJ Sam Feldt has moved up in the Top 100, having crashed in as a new entry last year. “I’ve been making a lot of music,” he says with a smile, including his recently released debut album ‘Sunrise’ featuring nine brand new cuts.
He’s been test-running and fine-tuning those tracks across the world, including his debut on the main stage at Ultra Miami and playing both weekends at Tomorrowland. Not to mention gigs in Japan, Holland, Taiwan, Croatia, Lithuania, France, America and virtually any big city with an airport. But the most exciting part of the year? “I just released a single with my childhood hero, Akon!” says Sam. The energetic ‘Yes,’ a shuffling, summery tune set to steel drums, was signed to Spinnin’, and with Sam working on a live set-up — including a trumpet and saxophone player — his shows are set to become even more of a spectacle in the near future. “I can't wait for next year!” he exclaims. That makes two of us, Sam.