When the calendar flips over to 2014, the Bay Area will have a new night in sight to find a dance haven. Beginning on January 19th, Sidney Samson will kick off a new monthly series at San Francisco’s Confession for an 18+ (21+ to drink) event that will take Sundays through the morning hours. Look forward to Party Favor joining as a supporting act, as Samson Sundays roll through the Bay next month; more information.Posted by
Panama promoter Showpro and Disco Donnie are banding together to bring the three-day Day After Festival to Panama City this January 2014. From January 10th to 12th, Figali Plaza will host ten of dance music’s most resound names: Calvin Harris, Afrojack, Deorro, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Nicky Romero, Nervo, Quintino and Sidney Samson.
As one of America’s largest promotion companies, Disco Donnie continues to bring events not only to the States, but Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean in effort to continue bringing in an immense international crowd together for dance music. In collaboration with Panama’s leading ticket distributor, the Day After Festival is guaranteed to be a first-class production to showcase celebrated performances of some of dance music’s finest talent to a worldwide audience. Head here for more information regarding tickets and artist schedules to come.
Label hopping Dutch house advocate and Rock The Houze forebearer Sidney Samson is back this month with a long overdue return to Doorn Recordings. Already well versed with a wealth of Spinnin Records other artist-offshoots and having been inaugurated to the label via Doorn’s Eleve11 album, the DA-premiered “Revenge of the Acid” emerges to show that his deviant club tendencies are an all-year round affair. Uniting with national peers and recurring collaborators Killfake, the tracks makes for a welcome middle-ground between Sidney’s own heavy-footed electro get-up and the unmistakable acid hallmarks that have continued to inspire artists to revisit the infamous sound. For an artist who has never struggled to find a suitable home for his signature club fuel, this collaborative debut reaffirms Sidney Samson and his likeminded pals Killfake as an essential cog to Dutch house music’s ongoing stamina.
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Sidney Samson has shared time between his Rock The Houze imprint and labels of dance music mega stars thus far this year, releasing “Go” and “Move” beneath his own umbrella while offering “Torrent” and “YLB” through Tiësto’s Musical Freedom. Retreating to the release circuit to cement the fourth quarter, Sidney is resurrecting the Killfake-assisted “Revenge Of The Acid” — his highly anticipated production that was originally slated for an August release.
The next sound from studio Samson, however, won’t land on either of the aforementioned labels, but will be justly released by Sander van Doorn. Currently one of the hottest hosts across dance music, Doorn Records has most recently set fire to the festival scene with “Revolution,” “Tsunami,” and “Neon” to name a few, and next week “Revenge Of The Acid” will find a fit with the anthemic catalog.
Grinding bassline, frenetic electro builds, and a wink at the notorious acid house sound, Sidney completes one of his most well-polished workings even while letting his signature styling play second to experimentation. Here’s what Sidney himself has to say about the forthcoming “Revenge Of The Acid”:
I’ve been working on this track for awhile and I’ve wanted to wait to release it until it was just right. I wanted to do something with Killfake because I knew we could make something really different. I think everyone will be surprised by the sound. I wanted to make something that was meant for the clubs. When I started working on this I envisioned a huge party with dancing and people just having a genuinely good time.
Battle of the Beats is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that pits two tracks that share the same title against one another to determine which production represents the name better. With the dance music community continually growing, producers, mashup artists and DJs alike constantly create new music, often of the same name. Now we are opening it up to our readers to weigh in on whose rendition takes the proverbial cake.
Musical Freedom is doubling down on Dutch this week with a collaborative release from Sidney Samson and Leroy Styles. “YLB,” an acronym for “You Little Bitch,” has both producers complimenting one another in the big room arena. Sidney, known best for his rapid Dutch synths, delivers his insignia, while Leroy, the man behind Afrojack’s “As Your Friend,” plays to emotion and strike prevalently with the chord progression.
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The only thing better than one Dutch DJ is two Dutch DJs, and that’s just what Musical Freedom’s upcoming release delivers. Featuring the larger than life stylings of Sidney Samson and Leroy Styles, “YLB” debuted at 2012′s Miami Music Week and is nearly ready for its closeup. Originally teased by Styles, by Ultra 2013 the track was officially a collab, and with the big room meets electro sound it’s not hard to see why. A captivating build gives way to a destructive drop, shattering the momentum after the namesake vocal sample. We’ll have to wait a little longer to see how the post-drop chaos is resolved – the track will officially be released on September 9th.Posted by
Dutch house exemplar and Rock The Houze forbearer Sidney Samson has seemingly balanced the best of both worlds, rallying fatal floor fuel originals and high profile remix duties alike throughout his career. Last found behind the wheel of Dreamfields 2013 anthem “Good Time,” Samson keeps the floor-fuel coming, this time alongside up-and-coming Dutch peers Killfake. A grinding electro set piece of chugging riffs and mechanical beats, “Revenge of Acid” nods solemnly to the infamous acid sound whilst injecting a good proportion of Samson’s own festival-proofed get-up. With the flood gates now open for Killfake to show the full extent of what they are made of, Samson’s latest collaborative stint is sure to fare well on his global tour duties for the remainder of the summer.
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Slowly but surely making headway into the pop arena, Sidney Samson finds himself enlisted for remix duties by R&B legend Mariah Carey. Mariah has taken to Twitter to express her excitement for the newest version of “#Beautiful,” her lead single featuring Miguel, and has released Samson’s take “for the party lambs.” Last flexing his radio friendly capabilities alongside Will.I.Am for the release of “Better Than Yesterday,” Sidney brings forth a similar parallel of drum and bleep stylings to compliment the vocals of Mimi.Posted by
With festival season in full swing the lineup announcements and additions keep coming at a steady pace; right on cue, Tomorrowland has announced the addition of the notorious Jacked stage featuring Afrojack and a slew of his friends: Apster, Bassjackers, Bobby Burns, Leroy Styles, Quintino, R3hab, Shermanology, Sidney Samson, and three Belgian talents Makasi, Mystique & The Oddword and Zawdi MC. Afrojack’s stage is repeatedly hailed as a fan favorite, so expect a big crowd to match those ubiquitous big sounds.Posted by