The electronic music scene can be sexist, even when its intentions are good. Here at Data Transmission we’ve always felt that labelling a DJ as ‘one of the finest female DJs’ is a bit of a backhanded compliment as in our – admittedly tiny – minds we’ve always thought a good selector was a good selector and so we don’t need to separate artists according to gender. With this thought in mind we’ll let Defected Records favourite Sam Divine’s many achievements do the talking.
Having launched her own D-Vine Sounds in 2014, Sam achieved chart success almost immediately. To date, the label has achieved 3 Traxsource numbers 1s, as well as countless top 10s. With a roster of exciting, up and coming artists, backed by support from some of the most respected tastemakers in the industry, as well as a forthcoming tour to destinations including Ibiza, Italy, Bulgaria and the Domincan Republic, the next natural step is to expand her musical offerings.
How? With the launch of Soul D-vine. Drawing on various influences and genres, Sam felt they needed to build a platform to showcase a sound that “awakens the soul and groove that is deep within us all.” Driven by big vocals, soulful instrumentals and paying homage to the pioneers that raised us, Soul D-vine promises to deliver a fresh take on a classic sound. Kicking of with a freebie from Casey Spillman, the track serves as a fierce statement of intent as to what we can expect from the burgeoning label.
Serving up a mix of serious distinction, we’ve be scratching our heads in bemusement at why it’s taken 481 mixes before we’ve had Sam join the DT fold. Well, we’ve remedied that now so you know what to do! Stream or download your copy now.
Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
Takes you on a journey from Soulful to classic house.
What’s your personal favorite track on it?
Casey Spillman – Here With Me which is out now as a free download on Soul D-Vine.
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
It’s not my usual sound that I get to play out anymore but records that I love and listen to at home or in the car so I’m glad I got the opportunity to share this with you guys.
What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
Ku Club in Koh Phangan on New years day was pretty special.
What have you got coming up?
A lot of festivals coming up as well as a Ibiza residency at Sankeys for Redlight on Mondays plus an artist compilation due for release in the summer and a new single coming out very soon
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Listen to music with an open mind, it shouldn’t matter what genre, label or artist is playing it just as long as they deliver it from the heart. Too many bandwagons being jumped on which don’t last! House music is a feeling and and has a long lasting heritage which will be around for decades more to come.
Casey Spillman – Here With Me
Linus K & Mark Mansion – Deep Talk
The Check Up Ft Lifford – What Happened (Soledrifter Remix)
Soledrifter – Know The Truth
Montel – Body Energy
Cimieon – Kiss Me
Chaka – Private Edit
Lil Mo’Mo Yin Yang – Reach (Little More Mix)
Gershon Jackson – Take It Easy (Mike Dunn’s Blackball Ezee MixX)
Kathy Brown – Cant Play Around (MAW Dub)
Mood II Swing Ft Carol Sylvan – Closer (Swing II Mood Dub)
Workin Happily – Better Things (Workin Dub)
Masters At Work – I Cant Get No Sleep feat India (Ken Lou12 Inch Mix)