Interview: Samantha Blackburn
Samantha Blackburn saw this vision when she arrived there eight years ago. She is now one of the hottest rising prospects to come out of South Africa to become a well recognised name within this rife city’s majorly competitive dance scene.
Her growing recognition has become the reward of hard work and commitment to her love affair with music. This combined with her vision to put her career on the global map and play music to the people in her own way. Driven by her passion, this girl’s talent has been proven throughout London’s coolest parties such as Inclusive of Mooch, Zombie Sound system, Tape, Jaded, at The Egg and more commonly known at The Terrace parties in Brixton hosted by GET DIVERTED, who Samantha holds an ongoing residency with.
She has supported quite an impressive list of some of House and Techno’s most respected artists. Namely Butch, Mr C, Julien Chaptal, Nic Fancuilli, Claire Ripley and recently honoured by supporting The founder of The Renowned Record Label Mobilee & international legendary DJ and producer Anja Schneider.
She remains humbled and extremely down to earth, yet continues to rise high by way of her positive flair and vibrancy. It can’t be too difficult to see why this gem from South Africa is currently filling up dancefloors all over London.
Samantha has now joined forces with a very popular London artist, best known over the past fifteen years as “adorable door whore“ at “The End” and every top club in London, renowned DJ and International tour manager for Defected Records; The wonderful Chloe Fontaine to run their own nights called “Dirty Byrds” which offers you Deep dark underground beats from some of the finest female DJ talent on the London circuit.
Her very unique and diverse style behind the decks is her soulful way of expressing her taste. She executes her sets by delivering a delicious sound of anything deep and driving, to rolling beats with melodies or melodic chimes. She also shows love to and celebrates her South African roots with a true tribal feel version of Techno.
Look forward to… her return to South African soil early in 2012 , with a limited amount of gigs around the country.
WORDS: Dev Weitz