Spring is finally here and for this new Focus On , we decided to introduce you with Belgian Sierra Sam´s who ´s been active in the techno industry for quite a while .
Hello Sierra Sam. Can we say that ‘Ultimate Gangsta’ is a tribute to the 90′ house scene from Detroit?
Hello! I am not sure it is a tribute to anything. I don´t really make tributes to anything, I just make the music I like and I feel, of course it has Detroit influences as well as Chicago, Berlin…but I wouldn´t talk about tribute. I used analogue gear for that track and it was more a tribute to the ‘Acidlab Miami’ and the ‘Sequential Circuits Drumtraks’ which I used for the groove. I found the vocal sample on an old DVD and used the DX for bassline.
Where is your favorite city?
Berlin, London, New York. I really enjoy Berlin, I live here and I found a nice balance between work, creativity and friends. I always loved London for a lot of reasons: it’s a beautiful city, it has a lot to offer on a cultural level, it’s always exciting. I went a few times to NYC and I really like that side of the US, for obvious reasons. I also like shopping, so those cities are incredible!
Can you define your lifestyle? I mean, what is a typical Sierra Sam week about?
My weeks are divided between work at the Souvenir office, studio time, playing at the week end and enjoying Berlin with my friends and my partner. I really like to go out when I don´t play, check new music, go for food, cook, etc. I have a normal life, a lot of music involved, a lot of geeking on synthesizers!
Tell us the most exciting gig you ever did…
The most exciting gig? I would say: every gig is different. I like to play in Mexico a lot, it’s not only for the clubs (they have amazing parties at ‘Bar Americas’ for instance where I always have a great time) but every time I am in Mexico I enjoy the people, the friends and the food. I think it is always a great time of the year when I have the chance to play that country!
In the inside..
01. Sierra Sam feat. Abel – Feel It
02. Sierra Sam feat. Laila Tov – Meet You There
03. Sierra Sam feat. Paris The Black Fu – Welcome to the Blackout