Sidney Samson @ The Loft 6/17/16
by Bradley Loiederman

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If Kennedy Jones wasn’t enough to get you hype for Friday, he will be going head-to-head with legendary DJ and producer Sidney Samson! Sidney Samson, a house and moombahton artist from The Netherlands, has been slaying the scene with beautiful, grimy tracks since 1999. After a long wait, he will finally be showing Minnesota the best he’s got on June 17th at The Loft!

Sidney Samson’s interest in electronic music sparked at a very young age after seeing some DMC Mix Championships. At 14 years old, he started spinning R&B and hip hop vinyl at local clubs around Amsterdam. In 1999, he moved away from his hip hop roots and started tinkering with house music, laying down the beginnings of his career. In 2003, he got his first break and became a resident DJ at The Matrixx, one of the biggest clubs in Holland. His production skills started to fine tune in 2003 as well, and he released his first ever house track, “It’s All Funked Up!”, onto Spinnin’ Records. After releasing many club-thumping tracks, he released his first chart-topping success, “Riverside”, in 2009. “Riverside” made it to number eight in The Netherlands charts and to number two in the UK charts, bringing Sidney Samson’s success across the border! Since 2009, Sidney Sansom’s career has skyrocketed, working with some of the biggest artists around such as Steve Aoki, Lil Jon, Afrojack, Lil’ Wayne, Martin Garrix, and will.I.am! Not only has his collaborations been incredible, but his DJ success has been astonishing! He has become one of the most booked artists to come out of The Netherlands and has played at festivals such as Tomorrowland, EDC, Electric Zoo, and Mysteryland! He has also had residencies at both The Matrixx in Holland and Surrender in Las Vegas. Only 13 days ago, Sidney Samson teamed up with Eva Simons and released “Escape From Love”, gaining over 100,000 soundcloud plays already! Sidney Samson is a legend whose blend of hip hop and house music has taken him to infinity and beyond, making his Loft appearance all the more exciting!

One of the reasons Sidney Samson has become such a legend in electronic music is because of his versatility to touch on many different genres and his ability to throw hip hop influence into house music. While many artists stick to one subgenre of house, Sidney Samson jumps around between electro, future, and progressive house, not to mention trap and moombahton tracks. You can see this different very prominently when looking at his track list: songs like “Bludfire” are really heavy with a moombahton vibe, whereas songs like “Escape From Love” or “Celebrate The Rain” are a lot more melodic and progressive. His hip hop roots also make an appearance in many of his tracks, like his collaboration with Far East Movement or in his trap track, “Oohwok On Fleek”. Sidney Samson is an artist of many genres and talents, giving his sets a taste of every sound EDM fans love!

With over 20 years of experience in Djing, it’s no wonder Sidney Samson is such a success! His tracks make it to the top of international charts, and his DJ sets land him spots and residencies at some of the hottest festivals and venues in the world! With his ability to jump between genres, and his amazing list of artists he’s worked with, Sidney Samson is sure to turn your night into one for the books! He will be spinning head-to-head with Kennedy Jones at The Loft on June 17th!

Tickets are available here.