It’s already been 6 months since we first interviewed him. Sam Feldt released “What About The Love” December 23rd and was grateful to do another interview with us, DJ Mag Japan. Born in 1993 and 4 years ago, he reached out to the Internet and uploaded his music, which Spinnin’ Records found and within a year, he released his first track as a professional DJ/producer. Let us share how Sam Feldt has become bigger and better since the last interview. 


Q1. We heard your new track “What About The Love” is stored on 23rd of December. Can you tell us more about your new track?

‘What About The Love’ is an energetic single, it has more of a club/radio crossover than my previous tracks. I spent a while tweaking the track, it initially had a different vocal, but I decided to use the amazing vocals of Gia Koka.



Q2. How was this year? What was the best experience of 2016?

Overall, 2016 was amazing. But the best experience was playing live at Coachella. The atmosphere in the Sahara tent was incredible. I was slightly nervous before I went on, but the crowd were awesome and we all had a great time in the desert!


Q3. How do you get the inspiration from when producing music?

I’m constantly inspired, especially when I’m on tour. I love to travel and I find myself learning about new cultures and ideas when I’m on the road. I’m also open to different genres of music, from pop to classical to rock. I like to try out different musical styles in my own productions, to see what works and what sounds good. I also like spending my downtime watching films and I sometimes get inspired from the storylines.


Q4. Who or what is the most musically influenced to you? If so, why is that?

Dutch DJ’s like Tiesto and Billy The Kit were big influences to me starting out. I saw Billy The Kit play whilst I was on holiday when I was 17 and I was immediately drawn to how he controlled the crowd by what he was playing and it kick started my dream to become a DJ. Nowadays, Tiesto is still a hero to me, but I’m also influenced by my peers, artists like Bakermat, Deepend and Galantis.


Q5. What was your first impression of Japan? What was the most surprising or impressive experience? Something within your expectation?

Japan was awesome! I played Summer Sonic Festival last year and I had a great time. I wasn’t sure on what to expect crowd-wise during my set, but I was blown away, the crowds were amazing. I’d love to go back and play over there more.


Q6. What’s coming up next for you in the early 2017?

I’ll be slowly getting back into touring and playing shows. I’ll be in Miami for The Groove Cruise at the end of January which I’m looking forward to! And there will also be new music, stay tuned!


The world Sam Feldt creates is something magical and is like no other. There’s no doubt that a person who’s been called as “The superstar of current House scene” fails to keep up his reputation in 2017. The Groove Cruise is going to be a great kick off to a new year and Sam Feldt making the crowd go wild will be another standard for him. Let’s hope to see him in Japan again sometime soon and stay tuned to his updates. 


Sam Feldt - What About The Love

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