Sam Paganini is a DJ and producer from Treviso, Veneto, Italy.
Not many artists are lucky enough to release a track that defies genre classification and reaches into mainstream culture, with people enthusiastically embracing its melody and adopting it as if it were a football anthem.
Taken from the critically acclaimed LP â€œSatelliteâ€ (out on Drumcode in September 2014), â€œRaveâ€ has become an instant classic, a timeless piece of music that stayed on the NÂ°1 Beatport Techno spot for more than two months, and for more than a year and a half in its overall chart, gaining more than eight million clicks on Youtube (becoming the most clicked Techno track ever).
Since 1996, a landmark year for him thanks to the worldwide success of his track â€œZoeâ€ produced as Paganini Traxx, Sam Paganiniâ€™s stylistic experimentation’s have gone from strength to strength, leading him to collaborate and release his music on several record labels until Techno pioneer Richie Hawtin welcomed him to his Plus8 imprint in 2011 with the â€œCobraâ€ EP.
With the subsequent releases of the â€œBody To Bodyâ€ EP on Cocoon Recordings and the â€œPrismaâ€, â€œErosâ€ and â€œBlack Leatherâ€ EPs on Drumcode, all reaching the highest spots on Beatportâ€™s Techno Chart, his unique musical journey has achieved great success both on the underground circuit as well as on the mainstream channels.
The track â€œPolyesterâ€ (with â€œFire In My Armsâ€ one of the smashing hits from the â€œBody To Bodyâ€ EP) was featured both on the playlists of many underground DJs and on those of some of biggest names in the industry like Moby, becoming Beatportâ€™s â€œTechno Track Of 2013â€.
To this day, Sam proudly stands out as the only Italian artist to release under his own name on Plus8, Cocoon and Drumcode. Beside his studio work and production time, Samâ€™s DJ appearances are among the most requested by promoters worldwide: his sets are characterized by powerful grooves and have been described as â€œSexy Groovy Dark Technoâ€, which speaks volumes, literally, on what to expect from his performances.
He has taken the stage at legendary clubs such as Berghain (Berlin), Output and Cielo (New York), Rex (Paris), Crobar (Buenos Aires), Exchange (Los Angeles), Fuse (Bruxelles), Stereo (Montreal), Club4 (Barcelona), Amnesia (Ibiza), Privilege (Ibiza) and CocoricÃ² (Riccione) just to name a few, and at Festivals like Awakenings (Netherlands), Nature One (Germany), Mayday (Germany), Tomorrowland (Belgium), Sziget (Hungary), Sonus (Pag Island), Time Warp (Germany), KAPPA Future Festival (Italy) and Love Family Park (Germany).