From winning a DJ competition in Bristol to now readying her highly anticipated Defected In The House mix compilation, the past 10 years have been both a hard-earned and well-deserved rise to the top for Sam Divine. The Bath-born DJ has gone from practicing in a shed at the bottom of her mum’s garden to main stage festival headliner, while also becoming a label owner and the presenter of Defected’s In The House radio show, the #1 house music podcast on iTunes.
Sam Divine In The House is a pure representation of Sam’s refreshingly versatile approach to DJing in 2016, but also touches upon her many musical influences and showcases a selection of her own forthcoming productions, along with releases on the D-Vine Sounds imprint. This new material, including a number of exclusive collaborations with Curtis Gabriel, comes just over a year after the pair’s infectious rework of Sweet Female Attitude’s classic ‘Flowers’, which has now reached over 1 million plays online and became one of the summer anthems of 2015.
“It was a pleasure putting the Sam Divine In The House compilation together. It gave me a chance to go back through my collection and brought home some records that I had forgotten about!
It also gave me a chance to showcase some tracks that I wouldn’t normally get to play in a club. Disc 1 has a more stripped back balearic chunky vibe to it while disc 2 picks up the pace taking you from evening into night covering everything from deep, jacking and tech house! A true journey of what’s in my locker right now!” – Sam Divine
These new releases demonstrate a real progression in Sam as a producer over the past 12 months, as she finds her own unique sound and an ability to create uplifting house records fit for any dancefloor. Alongside tracks such as Max Chapman’s tech-house smasher ‘Paravana’, Mat.Joe’s tribal-sounding remix of Milk & Sugar – ‘My Lovin’, the classic dub of Mood II Swing’s ‘Closer’ and Dennis Ferrer’s anthemic new single ‘Right Thing’ – this compilation has a truly eclectic tracklist, making it an essential collection for any house music lover.
Drawing on all of her experience gained from working in record shops and holding down residencies at Ushuaia and Amnesia, Sam has developed into an expert at creating a musical journey and keeping the listener moving from start to finish, whether it be with her live sets or studio mixes. This is without doubt Sam’s most complete body of work to-date and a seminal release, placing her amongst some of house music’s all-time greats.
“DJs like Sam Divine are rare in these times – a selector whose reputation is built purely on her ability to play the right record at the right time. She is able to completely control the room, naturally reading the dancefloor and connecting with her audience. It’s rare because when all the elements connect the DJ, the crowd and the music are as one!” – Simon Dunmore
Sam Divine In The House will be released September 23rd on Defected Records. To find out more about Sam why not check out her interview for Decoded here.
1. Soul Vision – Don’t Stop (Dario D’Attis Remix)
2. Space Echo – Soul Power
3. Milk & Sugar – My Lovin’ (Feat. Barbara Tucker) (Mat.Joe Remix)
4. ANOTR – Nobody’s Fool
5. Sam Divine & Curtis Gabriel – Confessions (Feat. Nat Conway) (Waiting Mix)
6. Joeski – Clap Yo Handz (Feat. E-Man)
7. Sam Divine & Curtis Gabriel – Flashing Lights
8. Sam Divine & Qubiko – Madre
9. Waitz – THPS
10. Hanne & Lore – Street Kings 2.0 w/ Full Intention – Beating Drum (Acapella)
11. Tommy Bones – Aisha
12. Dennis Ferrer – Right Thing (Feat. Ben Westbeech)
13. Raw Stylus – Pushing Against The Flow (Roger Sanchez Narcotic Mix)
14. Riva Starr – Raw Feel
15. Joeski & Tete De La Course – The Preacher Man
16. Hardrive – Deep Inside (The Dub)
1. Jesse James – Baby Boo (Casey Spillman & Sam Divine Remix)
2. Alex Caro & Sote De Lino – We Believe
3. CEV’s – Magnetic (Scott Diaz Remix)
4. Mood II Swing – Closer (Feat. Carol Sylvan) (Swing II Mood Dub)
5. Mowgli – Back In The Day (Feat. Amber Jolene) (Sam Divine & Curtis Gabriel Remix)
6. Jean Jacques Smoothie – 2People (Feat. Tara Busch) (Carnao Beats Remix)
7. Truth Be Told – Move On Groove On
8. Paolo Paleologo – There’s No Time
9. Mat.Joe & Kevin Knapp – Down For This (Dirty Channels Remix)
10. Max Chapman – Paravana
11. Solardo – The Step Off
12. Chus & Ceballos – All I Want (Feat. Astrid Suryanto) (Technasia Remix)
13. Benji Candelario, Arnold Jarvis & Nina Lares – Higher (Benji Candelario Thump Mix)
14. Full Intention – Try
15. Worthy & Made By Pete – So Good (Dub)
16. S-Man & Harry Romero – Searching (Feat. Melisa Whiskey)
17. DJ Le Roi – I Get Deep (Feat. Roland Clark) (Late Nite Tuff Guy Remix – Emanuel Satie Rework)
18. John Tejada – Sweat (On The Walls) (Sebo K Remix)