Sidney Samson is, without a doubt, one of the founding fathers of the Dutch House movement, which conquered the globe over the past few years. His style as a DJ and producer can only be described as versatility taken to another level. Dance Music is the main ingredient in his sets, with additional flavors from the worlds of hip hop, dance hall, and trap.
Sidney Samson (born October 2nd 1981) grew up in a family where music was part of everyday life. When he was 13, he started DJ-ing. Initially playing Hip Hop, he soon started adding house music sounds to his sets. Surprising perhaps, because Sidney loves hard rock and taught himself how to play guitar at an early age!
From 1999 onwards, Sidney became addicted to music and DJ-ing and started composing and producing his first songs. In the early 2000’s, he released a string of club records on a variety of labels, such as Digidance, Spinnin Records and SamsoBeats. He started touring, first in the Netherlands, then abroad, ever expanding his career.
His big break came when he released the massive club anthem “Riverside” in 2009. This record became a huge global hit, scoring Top 5 positions in, amongst others, The Netherlands, the UK and Australia. His tours became global and he quickly became a star in the genre.
Sidney loves to collaborate with other artists. From 2009 onwards, he released a string of singles with artists as varied as Steve Aoki, Afrojack, Lil Jon, Far East Movement, Will.I.Am and Martin Garrix. With Eva Simons, Sidney scored two massive hits in 2015-2016 with the singles “Policeman” and “Bludfire”. These singles further confirmed his status as a superior composer and producer.
In 2018 Tujamo and Sidney re-worked “Riverside”, “Riverside Reloaded”. Uniquely, “Riverside” was reworked again that year. Sidney and Oliver Heldens created “Riverside 2099”, which dropped on Heldeep/Spinnin Records. Both releases amassed over 30 million streams on Spotify in total!
In 2018, Sidney released a string of hard hitting club records. “Soldier” dropped on Musical Freedom. Two true EDM bombs followed, called "Raveheart" and "Drop It Down" through Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike's Smash The House (each scoring well over 1 million Spotify streams). Sidney closed off 2018 with an amazing remix for David Guetta's "Say My Name", which has reached no less than 7 million streams on Spotify!
2019 started with the release of “Mutate 2k19” (Featuring Lil Jon) on Spinnin, which quickly scored over 4 million streams on Spotify alone! “Bomba Latina”, alongside X-Tof, Bowman, Mr. Pig and Zafra Negra , released on Smash The House, turned out to be a massive anthem in the summer of 2019, with over one million streams and regular plays on all major festivals.
Sidney remixed Showtek's "Now That We Found Love", which will drop in September 2019. Just before ADE in October Sidney's collab with Linka & Outgang will be released on Skink. "In Control" will surely be another smash!