Mr Sam was born during the mid seventies just as punk was emerging from beneath the ruins of stadium-rock, he grew up in a small idyllic village near the Belgian border in the north of France.
From an early age, Sam had no escape from his parents own musically mixed cocktails of Giorgio Moroder, Klaus Schulz combined with a dash of Elvis Presley. Through this heavy involuntary dose of electronically initiated influence, he developed an early fascination for squelchy synthesizer sounds and after buying his first Depeche Mode single, he was firmly hooked. But it seemed like from here to eternity before he was to pick up his own musical instrument.
With the advent of technologically generated Hi-NRG dance music and through his passion for playing computer games, he had by the mid-eighties almost drowned in the tidal wave of New Beat which was flooding over the borders from the flourishing Belgian EBM scene.
By the sweet age of sixteen, he’d become so intoxicated by the new techno music evolving from the underground scene, that he chose to embark upon a musical career and made the decision to cross the French frontier and move over to Belgium. By the time he was 18, he was successfully DJing at French and Belgian underground clubs to ever enthusiastic crowds.
Over the years, as trance music rapidly succeeded techno as the popular music genre of the 90’s, Mr Sam was to play together with some of the dance industry’s top dj’s at a variety of colorful locations, from France, Belgium, Portugal, Holland, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Corsica or at events like the legendary and immensely popular I Love TECHNO festival in Gent.
The many exciting moments behind the decks, such as DJing for 12 hours with Andry Nalin, have left an indelible impression upon this young and talented DJ and the attraction of whipping up the crowd to fever pitch, have always created a bond between the DJ and the audience.
Within Belgium, his popularity grew quite rapidly and within a short space of time, he’d become one of Belgium’s top DJ’s, Sam ultimately became a resident DJ at Lagoa, La Nova, Tour & Taxi, Pacha, but sadly, real international success had eluded him thus so far.
His work with Frederic de Backer under the project name Madrid Inc has attracted the attentions of the world’s stage, with the track My Sunday’s Love being featured in the July Summer Edition of Minstry Magazine’s free covermount CD.
They did also team up their forces on Mr Sam vs. Fred Baker “Forever Waiting” picked up by the No 1 DJ’s label: Magik Musik from Tiesto!! The track has received huge critics from magazine as well as a large panel of djs worldwide.
It is clear that Mr Sam’s determination to retain his longevity through his composing career is pivotal for him.
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