As a seven year old boy, Sidney started playing the guitar. From there on he knew that he wanted to make music for the rest of his life.
After seeing a couple of DMC mix championships, his interests were going towards dj-ing. He started dj-ing in 1995 at the age of 14. During that time he mainly played RnB and HipHop tunes at local clubs. He switched his style completely into housemusic in 1999 and became the resident DJ of the ‘Exxellent’ nights at one of Holland’s biggest clubs The Matrixx in 2003. His producing skills really took off in that period.
His first real club banger was called ‘Sidney Samson-It’s all funked up!’ (Spinnin’ Records 2003), which had a high rotation by DJ’s like ErickE and Jean.
After this release, Sidney knew that he couldn’t stop here and locked himself up in his studio. ‘Nobody Move’, ’Rock This’, ‘Girls’, ‘Aeroplane’ and ‘Viruz’ were some resulting floor fillers, to name but a few.
In 2007, after a few successful collaborations with Gregor Salto, they decided to start a new record label named Samsobeats. On this label, new tracks are released from the hottest new DJ’s and producers who showed their talents to the world. Samsobeats wants to set a new feeling instead of a particular sound. That’s why you can expect very various tracks, from electro to latin. Every release must have the potential to grow into a floor filler.
With the Skitzofrenix he was responsible for the big summer hit ‘You don’t love me’. This tune is still ripping up the dance floors and was of course released on Samsobeats!
Then Sidney was hitting the charts with ‘Today’, featuring vocals of the talented Joni. This track is showing another side of Sidney and you can even hear him play the guitar in the breaks…
And last but not least, you really couldn’t have missed it: RIVERSIDE !
In charts all over the world for several weeks and even GOLD in Australia; The single would have actually moved from #13 in the National Singles chart, back up to number #10, if it hadn’t have been for 8 Michael Jackson records entering the top 20.. Riverside is also still in the top 20 of the Club Chart after 24 weeks (!) as this is written.
The track is being fully supported by Dj’s like David Guetta, Laidback Luke, Diplo, A-trak, Tiga and Boyz Noize.
This is what Guy Garret (DMC) has to say about the single:
Well Ibiza is in full swing and the big tune that’s drilling everybody’s head is ‘Riverside’ motherfucker! Huge wonky techno roller hot from Holland and set to follow fellow Dutch master Fedde Le Grand success with ‘Detroit’. The chugging bass is driving from the start and with its tasty drum percussion will have you rocking you side to side more than any rickety boat in a tsunami. Now it’s all about that riff, killer hooky melody and out of tune but so hypnotic in rhythm and depth, it’s simplistic but so are the best things in life. The aggressive the ‘Riverside motherfucker’ vox dive in and out the mix to keep the pace punchy and your stompin those night’s away in no time. With no doubt a heap of remixes to come in for this project but to be honest we only need the deadly original to kill the crowd, banging out all over Ibiza and set to punch a whole in the UK very soon. 5/5 (essential)
New collaborations coming up: As we speak Sidney Samson is in the studio with Diplo and Laidback Luke! Expect a new killer single including video soon, Sidney just got started