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Sam Paganini

Venice, Italy


Acute Recordings, Amazing Records, Android Muziq
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Sam (Samuel) Paganini became dedicated to the fascinating world of music early on. When he was 15, after playing the drums, guitar and the piano in various local rock band his obsession turned to the decks. After bought his first set of turntables he started spinning a wide range of Acid House and Techno at local parties and clubs. While working as a DJ, Sam became interested in electronic music and in technical recording. As a result, Sam produced several demos that sparked that interest of Media Records that contacted him in 1993. In 1997 Sam established his own “Cellar Rock Studio” where he could now experiment more with sound and search for a new dimensions of his music.

PAGANINI TRAXX – Zoe as the first record to define his style. The instrumental record became Number 1 in the English club chart and was highly rated and appreciated by the specialized press. “Zoe” became a real classic techno-progressive hit and was supported by Sasha, John Digweed, Paul Oakenfold and later remixed by Timo Maas.

His discography is very huge, From 2000 and onwards Sam produced another club banger called “Reaching Out”, he’s released records for Southern Fried, Android Muziq, Amazing records, Octopus, 303 Lovers, Toolroom, Rusted, 1605 Music Therapy and remixing artists like PEPLAB – wondergirl, DAVID MORALES and DJ PIERRE – Make It Hot, Spektre – Receptor, TOM HADES – Beijing, SIAN – Tropical Sci-Fi, MINICOOLBOYZ – Lost In Lodz.

“THE BEGINNING ep” on 2010 released on Form (Popof’s label) is a good example of deep, but banging techno, tracks like “Stratos”, “Strobe” or “The Beginning” was played by Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Marco Carola, Luciano, Pete Tong, Jay Lumen, Minicoolboyz, Paco Osuna and many others.

2011 marks another Big step, signing a 4 tracks ep “Cobra EP” on legendary Richie Hawtin’s Plus8 rec, (one of the vanguards of Detroit Techno).