Feature Artist: Sam Demoe
It’s not the destination so much as the journey, and with that in mind Vancouver’s SAM DEMOE has truly taken music’s scenic route. From checking mics and cutting it up on Vancouver Island as a young hiphop enthusiast to DJ’n alongside some of Dance Music’s most colourful characters, Sam has kept one mantra intact: Keep them dancing.
Sam’s DJ sets are constantly evolving; expect only the freshest sounds that make you want to get down, put your hands up, and let the music move you. Never comfortable with being labelled, Sam takes pride in keeping it eclectic and likes to play with the listeners’ imagination. Sam’s mixture of new bass derivatives, 4/4 rhythms and a healthy dose of urban influence is sure to make even the seasoned listener take notice and dance. Tempos don’t matter, genres don’t matter; the music speaks for itself.
Sam has played with the following artists: Skream, Zombie Disco Squad, Torro Torro, Mimosa, Jack Beats, Dillon Francis, Matt the Alien, Nadastrom, Nick Thayer, Cyril Hahn, Shlohmo, Ryan Hemsworth, GTA, Loudpvck, Araab Muzik, RL Grime, Paul Devro and many others.
Sam’s previous festival sets include: Shambhala (2013,2010), Basscoast (2013,2012), Rifflandia (2010-11-12) & Soundwave (2009).
‘Sam Demoe has worn many hats throughout his career in both music and art. Musically he’s been a touted MC, hosted hiphop nights, DJ’ed at every pub / club / bar / afterhours in Vancouver, and most recently decimated the masses at Shambhala with his unique fusion of modern bass sounds with emerging techno-house derivatives. He’s got that elusive flexibility in his style- the ability to both read the crowd and whip them into a frenzy without neglecting the needs of the more discerning heads. On top of that, his graphic design has graced so many event flyers, CD covers, and blogs that it’s literally impossible to list them all.’
– NEIGHBOUR (Homebreakin Records – 2013)
Check out some of Sam’s mixes:
HIGHCAST #31 (2014)
SHAMBHALA 2013 Set (2013)
BASSCOAST 2013 Set (2013)
NORTHERN LIGHT (2012)