“Raw, Hard, and Funky.”
Formerly known as Chuck G, Bill Samuelz is a Northern California dj whose life is driven by electronic music. At the tender age of 16, Bill’s musical trajectory was shaped by the underground techno sound of Germany. It was here that he came to an epiphany,a defining moment:“I knew this was me.” In 1999, under the guidance of his friend and mentor Dean Kroh, Bill began to carve his own musical niche as a dj. Influenced by the sounds of Sven Vath, Orbital, DJ Dan, Donald Glaude, Uberzone, and The Chemical Brothers, the young dj cut his teeth spinning bangin’ house music of the hard& funky variety. Encouraged by the San Francisco breaks scene of 2006, Bill Samuelz then re-dedicated his discerning ear upon the sound of broken beats; a style of music that reinvigorated his belief in electronic music as a way of “uplifting people and elevating consciousness,” and “sending the dancefloor into a state of excitement & chaos.”
In 2010, having transitioned fully into the sound of breaks, Bill founded the internet radio show ReFreshed on Nubreaks.com. A 4-hour long block of electronic music, ReFreshed offers live djs spinning an array of genres built upon broken beats: dirty nu-skool breaks, tech-funk, jungle, mid-tempo, and dubstep, are merely a few of the styles represented. Today you can find Bill Samuelz supporting Strategik, a SF Bay Area DJ Collective, performing his “raw, hard, and funky” style of electronic music at clubs and underground events all across California.