Samantha Blackburn (ZA)
Samantha emanates passion and emotion when she is behind the decks and expresses herself in a way that captivates her followers. She radiates warmth into her audience and creates a memorable vibe with her excellent track selection. This has recently been recognised on the circuit and Samantha has been labelled one to “keep an eye on” by international DJ magazine Mixmag. South African born Samantha Blackburn has in 10 years established herself as one of London’s best female talents to emerge onto the scene. She is currently a hot name amongst her London counterparts and has been securing gigs at some of the capital’s coolest parties. Making her London debut at Mooch, soon after playing at Jaded and holding a residency with Get Diverted in London for the past 8 years. Samantha has played alongside the likes of Slam, Josh Wink, Anja Schneider, Mr C, Catz N Dogz, Robert Babicz, DJ T, Ray Okpara, Todd Terry, Just Her. In 2012 her DJing talent has reached international level which took her across the seas to a club called Time in the Philippines and also the renowned Area 51 on Boracay Island as well as various venues in South Africa in 2013. She also made her Debut appearance in the main room at the famous London nightclub Fabric playing for WYS! As Samantha's style developed surrounding her roots and culture. Becoming familiar with the tribal, percussive sound that reflects her music today. Fusing together rolling percussive Afro techno, hypnotic and brazen beats, with a slightly two-step influence, with soulful melodies and atmospheric chimes, cultivating her rolling deep tribal tech style. In 2016 Samantha Blackburn released her first EP entitled 'Retrograde' on Mind Ability Records with Geshe's Music Backing her up with a solid techno remix. Samantha established the afro-techno brand Buntu in 2013. Samantha’s aim with Buntu is to explore new creative ground and hopefully awaken an interest that will see artists of all forms coming together to create. Hosting various events, an experience more than an electronic music event hosting various underground house, tech house and techno DJs, live artists, visual artists and performers, creating together on one night. Buntu hosts various music production workshops and events in South Africa. Buntu also runs a monthly podcast featuring fresh underground artists from UK and SA. DJ VIVONA His musical inspiration starts from the soul of 70's sounds, passing by the Elettro flavor of the 80's, arriving to the contemporary sounds of nowadays. His own Sunclock label go straight on goals with a lot of stunning release that regulary reach great position on the best digital stores, thanks to the support by some greatest names of the music business and also to the SNKE department that pushing so hard on dancefloor, discovering new direction of the music genre. Dj Vivona growing up very quickly, Thanks also to the constant cooperation with the legendary King Street Sounds label, passing from huge remixes did to Dennis Ferrer, Tiger Stripes, Mood II Swing, Barbara Tucker to productions been remixed by great names like Dino Lenny, Joeski, Gene Farris, Vince Watson, Rocco, Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper Aka Director's Cut. His DJ set is an imaginative fusion between Deep, Afro, and Tech sounds without any limit, until Electro vibes.