Dutch deep house maestro, Sam Feldt (@OfficialSamFeldt) returns to SA this December! Playing his signature groovy sound, Sam will be entertaining crowds in both Cape Town and Johannesburg with Corona Chasing SunSets.
Some may say that electronic music DJ Sam Feldt’s rise to fame was serendipitous. One day, on a whim, he mailed a track he was working on to Dutch label Spinnin’ Records. Less than three hours later he received a phone call that changed his life.
‘After DJing a lot in the neighbourhood and making my own music at home, I found my own sound,’ says Sam. ‘I decided to make a bold move and see what happened. I didn’t think I’d be offered a contract a few hours later.’
Sam started out making and playing music at a very young age. ‘Back in the day, I had my own drive-in show and my dad used to drive me around in my hometown of Boxtel in the Netherlands to play at clubs and community centres,’ he explains. ‘When signing my first contract at Spinnin’ Records I truly felt acknowledged, because they were the first “outsiders” that really appreciated my music on a professional level. They believed in me enough to take a risk and invest in me and my career.’
Fast forward a few years and Sam has now shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the music industry, and released many of his own tracks.
And he’ll once again be bringing his melodic deep house tunes to Cape Town and Jo’burg as part of the Corona Chasing Sunsets series this season.
Discussing his signature sound, he says ‘it’s evolved over the years. I’ve always liked a “summer sound” combined with house tracks. First I started off making the type of music that everyone made, the mainstream sound. That didn’t work at all, because it’s not my sound. When I made the switch to making music I actually like, everything became so much better’.
‘I’m looking so forward to playing at Corona Chasing Sunsets again! Last year I had such a blast and I can’t wait to be back and play as the sun goes down. Back home it’s super cold by this time of year, so you guys give me the opportunity to escape the cold for a while and come party with you,’ he smiles.
2020 has a lot in store for Sam, including numerous shows, new music releases and other exciting projects, as well as taking his Heartfeldt Foundation to the next level.
But at the same time, he’s after balance. ‘My new year’s resolutions include doing what I love while maintaining balance in my life. The past years have been very hectic, which I absolutely love, because I’ve seen so many amazing places and played the most insane shows, however, I do have to find a way to keep up with everything and also maintain my private life. This year I managed pretty well, so I want to keep moving in that direction.’