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October 11, 2016

SAM FELDT Interview @ 1015 Folsom 10.07.16

*interviewed by Nick

Esteemed and celebrated Dutch producer Sam Feldt headlined a massive sold out night at 1015 Folsom in San Francisco last week with fellow Amsterdam based producer Bakermat joining him on his From Amsterdam With Love tour. I Heart Moosiq had the pleasure of sitting down for a chat with Sam ahead of his spectacular set.


IHM:
I know you’ve been doing a lot of press recently, especially with your release
of “Runaways” today, so to break up the monotony and to make sure you’re not
doing the same generic interview over and over I wanted to something different.
The tour you’re on with Bakermat is called “From Amsterdam With Love”. Tonight
I’m going to quiz you and see how well you know Amsterdam.

To start – Which famous artist is from Amsterdam: Picasso, Van
Gogh, Da Vinci? 

SAM
FELDT:
Van Gogh.

IHM:
Correct. So based off that question, how important is
artwork for you in regards to a single and show production?

SAM
FELDT:
To me, it’s very important. I invest a lot in visuals. If you
look at my radio show, for example, every week there’s a design team that makes
new artwork. It can include me and space. I’m really glad with the team that I
have. Actually today I am premiering my new visuals, so today you will see that
and I have a new stage set up. I use to be a web designer, like a big nerd, so
I know how important design and aesthetics is. I design my own logo.

IHM:
That’s amazing that you’re pretty hands on.

SAM
FELDT:
Yeah, actually next Thursday (October 13th) I’m
releasing a new portal called Heartfeldt.me. It’s actually up and online now
but nobody knows about it. And it’s everything around Sam Feldt – all my
mixtapes, radio shows, Q&As, contests, everything. I’ve spent so much time
and money into getting that image perfect.

IHM:
I don’t know how you manage to do all this. Last week I saw
you at CRSSD Festival. You were just in Seattle last night, here in SF tonight,
and LA tomorrow. How do you have the energy for all that?

SAM
FELDT:
I get energy from that. I love developing brands and
interacting with my fans. I love being on that stage playing for people and
seeing them enjoying themselves. It gives me energy. I actually get tired of
sitting in airplanes and waiting at airports, but everything around
[performing] gives me energy.

(Sam Feldt’s latest hit with Deepend, Runaways, featuring Teemu)


IHM:
I don’t know if you’re familiar with Aseem from Hotel
Garuda…

SAM
FELDT:
Yeah, yeah of course.

IHM:
He was saying in a recent Live Q&A to Lido’s album
release listening party that he absolutely hates the traveling part but his
love for playing music supercedes that hate.

SAM
FELDT:
That’s the thing for every DJ. We give up a lot and
sacrifice a lot just to be able to play at all these stages. You have to really
love your job to make that sacrifice. I don’t see my family a lot, I don’t see
my friends a lot. I’m just on the road touring playing for people I don’t know.
But, like I said, it gives me so much energy I’m willing to sacrifice that
stuff.

IHM:
Trust me. We, speaking for all your fans, appreciate it.
Next question. The main river that flows through Amsterdam shares its name with
a beer. Which one is it: Budweiser, Heineken, Amstel?

SAM
FELDT:
Amstel.

IHM:
Perfect. So what is your go-to drink when you’re playing a
show?

SAM
FELDT:
It all depends. I use to drink a few beers before I go on
stage, but it makes me piss really bad.

IHM:
Yeaaaah, and you can’t leave the stage once you’re up there.

SAM
FELDT:
Especially for the extended sets, like two hours in a club.
So I don’t drink that much to be honest. Maybe I’ll drink a few shots just to
mellow myself out, but that’s it.

IHM:
To be honest, after the first time I saw you perform at The
Independent I’ve always wanted to share a beer with you, and now here I am
drinking a Corona.

SAM
FELDT:
And I’m only having water. Sorry, I took several shots
earlier. Actually you know, I rarely drink water on stage too, which is really
bad, but it makes me piss too. I always rehydrate when I get off so.

IHM:
So next question. What is the houseboat Poezenboot home to?
I hope I’m saying that right.

SAM
FELDT:
Poezen-what?

IHM:
Poezenboot. It’s a houseboat. I’ll ask it anyways. Is it
home to stray cats, a radio station, or a high school?

SAM
FELDT:
OH! The Poezenboat.

IHM:
Yes! Argh, my Dutch isn’t the best. My English isn’t even
the best.

SAM
FELDT:
It means the pussy boat. So cats to answer your question.

IHM:
Do you have any pets?

SAM
FELDT:
I do, I’m in love with cats. Me and my girlfriend, like
three months, we got a cat. I love him.

IHM:
Does she send you photos while you’re away?

SAM
FELDT:
Yes, all the time. Makes me feel like I’m at home when I see
him.

IHM:
Sorry, but I’m probably going to butcher this Dutch word
too, but the Concertgebouw is …

SAM
FELDT:
The concert what?

IHM:
Sorry here. (show’s question on flashcard)

SAM
FELDT:
Oh. The Concertgebouw.

IHM:
Yes, what is it famous for: A bust of Mahler, rooftop
revolving restaurant, its acoustics?

SAM
FELDT:
Must be the acoustics.

IHM:
It’s rated as one of the best places for acoustics in the
world actually. Have you ever been there?

SAM
FELDT:
Do you know what Concertgebouw means? It means Concert –
hall. HAHAHA.

IHM:
Man, I’m getting a lesson in Dutch tonight.

SAM
FELDT:
Hahaha, I’ve actually played there before a long time ago.
That was my first show as Sam Feldt.

IHM:
Did you use to have a former alias?

SAM
FELDT:
Yeah, here, I’ll show you. (Opens up phone’s facebook app to
https://www.facebook.com/drpapasov/
and becomes amused by the cover photo) It’s ridiculous, huh?

IHM:
Oh, you were a DR. Is that the same type of music as you do
now?

SAM
FELDT:
No, it’s different. More electro, house, dubstep.

IHM:
Do you ever break out that alias when you’re playing for
just friends?

SAM
FELDT:
No, but I’ve thought about bringing it back and revamping it
into this weird techno guy, like DR. HANZEL.

IHM:
That’d be fun. Speaking of fun, there are more what in
Amsterdam than people? Are there more boats, coffee shops, or bikes?

SAM
FELDT:
Bikes.

IHM:
Yeah, do you like biking?

SAM
FELDT:
I hate it.

IHM:
The next question – Amsterdam has many neighborhoods, but
which is most famous?

SAM
FELDT:
With you, probably the Red Light District. Hehheh.

IHM:
Hahaha okay, well is there a famous spot for locals?

SAM
FELDT:
I don’t know. I’m living in Amsterdam East. I love that
place. Like, for locals it’s different. In San Francisco it’s probably the same
thing.

IHM:
So when you go to cities do you bother going to the tourist
spots or do you look for hole-in-the-wall type of spots?

SAM
FELDT:
I go to tourist spots for about half an hour so we can take
a photo and put it online. Mostly I love going to good restaurants. So I just
follow my nose and see where it goes, or I’m on Yelp, or call people I know
from the area and they pretty much advise on where’s the best spot to eat.

IHM:
Okay, final quiz question. Which famous diary …

SAM
FELDT:
Anne Frank.

IHM:
Wow, hahaha. Okay. Do you guys keep a tour diary?

SAM
FELDT:
Yeah, but I do more like adventures. “HeartFeldt Adventures”
is actually what their called and you can find them on Heartfeldt.me.

IHM:
Cool. I look forward to checking that and see what
adventures you have coming up!

Thank you, Sam Feldt, for taking the time to talk to I Heart Moosiq! For further information on Sam’s upcoming tour dates, visit his Facebook. Check out Sam’s new portal, www.heartfeldt.me, for an immersive experience he’s seamlessly put together for his many fans.

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September 22, 2016
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Considering the abundance of sweetly lulling chill house bliss that arises from just a 1:32 preview of Sam Feldt & Deepend’s Runaways, I can’t imagine how sublime it would be to hear the full track. This abridged version of Runaways sees this team of Dutch producers doing what they do best, melding acoustic and electronic elements in a most tenderly rousing fashion. The deep melodic house song features heartfelt vocals by Teemu. Runaways boasts warm and fuzzy feels all around, and it’s as comforting and heartwarming as can be. A weight is lifted off our shoulders as we forget our worries, “running away” from them for but a brief moment. We feel youthful and enlivened. The full track will be available on October 7th.

May 25, 2016
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Dutch producer Sam Feldt’s latest smash hit Shadows Of Love, featuring Heidi Rojas’ breathy soulful cooing, is a buoyant bouncy affair. Texas’ MKJ gives it the remix treatment, and his Shadows Of Love cuts down on some of the original’s breeziness and vibrant tempo. He illuminates the poignant regret and torment within the song by giving it a bittersweet tropical melodic remix. The melodic beauty and heart rending dance jam is a free download, here.

February 7, 2016
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Ah, yes, Sam Feldt has done it again. The Dutch producer sweeps me off my feet, melts my heart, and inspires me to dance all at once with his new song Been A While, a carefree jaunt of deep house and tropical house bliss. Some people say that trumpets have grown old on summery dance tracks, but I respectfully disagree. The trumpets on Been A While are regal yet ardent, unpretentious and unequivocally stirring. Despite its luminosity, Been A While has a moving wistfulness to it, a saccharine mistiness.  Been A While is Sam Feldt’s first reveal and title off his forthcoming EP, out this spring on Spinning Records. Pre-order on iTunes.

December 16, 2015
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There’s no way in hell that a Sam Feldt remix of Years & Years could go wrong. And as expected, it goes very, very right. The venerated Dutch producer takes the electro R&B and pop darlings’ Shine for a spin, giving it an uplifting house refix with exhilarating progressions and gratifying full bodied synths. Sam Feldt will fill the whole of your being with warm ooey gooey goodness with this one. Shine is an understatement. 

August 14, 2015
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It’s no surprise at all that Sam Feldt’s upcoming show at the Indy in San Francisco is already sold out. After all, he’s one of the most buzzing Dutch producers of late, and he’s been dropping amazing remixes and originals left and right. It’s a pleasant surprise, however, that Sam’s latest is a collaboration with fellow Dutch production act The Him, since IHM is much fond of The Him’s prior work, too. Together, they dole out an irresistibly mellifluous deep house song named Drive You Home, permeated with endearing sax and emotive vocals by California band The Donnies The Amys. This one could easily crossover into pop radio territory with its hooking charm. Drive You Home will be available August 31st on Spinnin’ Deep.

July 10, 2015
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The latest Sam Feldt jam is a remix that brings me back into the smoky, seductive folds of Brika’s gorgeous voice. The Dutch producer edits the Miami chanteuse’s moody electro pop song Options, infusing it with a huge dose of weightless, blissful summer vibes via a melodic and tropical house transformation full of soothing beauty. It’s a remix that has me torn between carefree dancing and allowing myself to dissipate into thin air in relaxed serenity. 

June 26, 2015
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Not too long ago, Dutch producer Sam Feldt brought classic Robyn S hit Show Me Love back to vivacious life again with his balmy dance hit. The latest remix of that splendid tune is a captivating edit by Brooklyn based production act The Rooftop Boys. They give the song a deeply luscious edit that bursts into the barbed, jagged thrills of future house. The official remix reminds me very much of a Years and Years song, but with far more urgent, vibrant drops.

June 2, 2015
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It’s really impossible to resist this sublime remix of Dutch Producer Sam Feldt’s Show Me Love by Swiss producer EDX. The original is already so incredibly infectious, sampling Robin S classic Show Me Love. EDX captures and heightens that hooking warmth with an ever summery house remix that explodes in magnificence, pulsing, throbbing, and thumping in a futuristic deep house fashion.

May 9, 2015
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Dutch producer Sam Feldt dropped a new music video today for his dance hit Show Me Love, featuring Kimberly Anne, and seeing as the song kind of rules, and it’s Friday night, there’s no better time to re-visit the exhilarating house anthem and start dancing the night away. The tropical, summery treat is elegant and beautiful, and the classic Robin S chorus he utilizes for the track is always irresistible.