Samuel Dan was always likely to end up making and playing music around the world: his father was a DJ and programmer, and so Samuel’s respect for, and admiration of, the music world has been fomented over many years. Now, having experimented in a rock band with friends, he has come full circle and is back twiddling knobs and faders across Europe.
2005 saw the young Spaniard get his first gigs, with plenty more coming flooding in during a year spent in Germany as a student. In Germany, Samuel cut his teeth, learning and improving his trade in and around some key clubs. Couple this with his studies in computer science at the Universidad Politécnica of Valencia and the man’s production skills have now got him some serious recognition.
Now, knowing label bosses all over the world have lapped up the man’s colourful house style: He has released on internationally acclaimed imprints like Claude von Stroke’s Dirtybird – who snapped up Samuel’s ‘Bitch’ track for their recent Hatched compilation - Spanish label Suara and tech house stables like TrapezLTD, Material and Gruuv.
In his own DJ sets you will hear plenty of different house and tech styles, and for that reason he has been booked to play Aquarium in London, Decadance in Belgium, Kindergarten in Italy and a number of other festivals, but so too is Samuel a key resident at leading Spanish club Barraca. Despite all this, you still feel the man is just getting started…