Sebastien Lintz is fast becoming known and respected in the world of house music. Not just among the many top DJs who are supporting him, but among a wide audience. The remix he and Simon Gain did of Superstar, by DJ Eako and Inaya Day, has had nearly half a million hits on Youtube to date. Still only young, Sebastien has a string of successes, and many more in the pipeline.
Successes also include a number one in the Dance Tunes top 100 (his remix of Like This by Phillippe B and Romain Curtis), and others which reached the top 20 on Beatport and Dance Tunes. His original production House Maestro showed the kind of work he could produce, defining a style of his own, and making a big impact with DJs all over the world. House Maestro made it to the Beatport top 20 and onto several CD and digital compilations so far. Some great remixes were produced by Rene Amesz, DJ Siege and Digital Lab.
Born in the Netherlands on 3rd Nov 1988, he grew up at the same time as the house music scene which had just started in Chicago. However it was the discovery (pardon the pun!) of a Daft Punk CD in his cousin’s record collection that inspired him the most, and with that came an obsession with the whole French house scene that pioneers like Daft Punk had started. On the advice of his brother in law, a DJ, he joined the Laidback Luke forum. Luke was known to be extremely helpful to up and coming producers with talent. This was an important decision, and a good one, because Sebastien got help off Luke, Afrojack, Bart B More, Bingo Players and others who were active on the forum at the time. Luke had also discovered and assisted these producers in getting where they are today. With his natural talent, enthusiasm, hard work, and with Laidback Luke as a mentor, things were bound to happen.
Sebastien’s first track was the In The Air remix (made with Alex Salvador), a very successful start. The tune became an underground house hit, and was supported by big names such as Roger Sanchez (who’s label Stealth released it) and of course Laidback Luke and others. The track uniquely combined a Chicago house beat with big room stabs and a big baseline drop to produce a new style – the Big Room remix.
A string of remixes soon followed, all receiving acclaim from DJs, and a following was gradually building. Sebastien was named as a ‘new upcoming talent’ by Laidback Luke in a radio interview, who later invited him to play at Super You&Me in the Netherlands, and then another in Switzerland.
In 2010 he signed a three single contract with Spinnin’ Records, one of the biggest labels in dance music. More remixes followed, and soon it was time to start releasing original material. House Maestro was produced, and was a big success. With his second single “Mumba” , combining world music samples with house and a progressive touch, Sebastien is again showing his originality and producing new styles.
In between producing his originals, he found time this year to do some remixes, and one, Blackwater (made with Angger Dimas), was made part of an ‘essential selection’ by none other than Pete Tong!
When he isn’t busy making music, organising parties, or DJing, he likes listening to other genres such as jazz and film scores, watching movies, and doing the geeky stuff producers seem to be prone to – checking all the latest software and gadgets.
One thing Sebastien’s career is not doing is ‘going all Pete Tong’! Currently he is working with some live artists and is developing his sound engineering skills to move on to a new level. Watch this space.