• Thursday
  • 17:30 – 19:00

The First Lady of Defected has become an intrinsic part of the UK House music scene. The seeds of Sam’s DJ career can be traced back to a pair of belt drive turntables and a battered Numark mixer set up in her Mum’s shed, a pirate radio show broadcast from her bedroom alongside her best friend using ‘borrowed’ equipment from the local college and MSN Messenger, and time spent expanding her musical knowledge working at Chemical Records in her hometown of Weston-Super-Mare.

A chance encounter with then Defected Radio host, Aaron Ross, in Notting Hill in the early 00s, led Sam to Ibiza where she quickly became an integral figure in the West End. Since then, she’s played at some of the island’s biggest clubs year upon year, holding down residencies at Pacha, Mambo, Amnesia, Eden and Ushuaïa, and sharing space with some of the greatest names in dance including Frankie Knuckles, Masters At Work, MK, DJ Spen, KiNK, Sandy Rivera and The Shapeshifters. 

Sam launched her own highly successful imprint, DVINE Sounds, in 2015. To date, the label has seen 68 releases, helping to propel talented up and coming artists into the spotlight.

Sam Divine will play Thursday June 1st at NorthSide 2023.