Samy Beyou aka Samplifire has been producing producing music for a little over 7 years now and has been playing all over Europe, Canada and Australia already. He has worked in collaboration with Downlink, Midnight Tyrannosaurus, Svdden Death, Phiso, Subtronics & more, always pushing the sound design a step further. Samplifire just released his latest EP through Disciple Round Table!
Hi Samplifire! How are you doing?
Hello guys I’m doing fine thank you, excited about the release of the LOKI EP!
Take us back to the beginning, how did you found your passion into producing electronic music?
Back in 2012 I went to one of my first concerts and was checking all of the stages there, most of them were techno/house stages. But there was this tiny dubstep / bass stage and Rusko was playing when I came in – I didn’t know really about dubstep back then. And I instantly felt a connection with the rhythm, the intensity of the flows! It was all that wanted but that wasn’t in techno music (intensity, variety of sounds, different flavours).
You have almost 10 years’ experience of working with electronic dance music. You have seen how the electronic music has developed. What is your opinion about todays “edm“?
Today’s EDM is way more established than even 10 years ago. Ive only been in the “industry” for like a couple of years tho (touring, management, labels etc.) So I can only compare from recent years. I think it´s easier for electronic music producers to make a living now working for pop acts, advertisments, movies. The knowledge invovled in producing EDM music is recognized more & more. Its not future anymore its facts. When it comes to “EDM” as in the music itself.. its vast I have my preferences obviously but I always try to combine non EDM music with electronic production (viking+dubstep for instance aha!).
You released an EP called “Loki” through Disciple Round Table. Could you share the creative process behind about this EP?
LOKI EP is the result of more experimentations around this idea of viking music with dubstep production. That trend really started last summer with berserker for me. I’ve always been drawn into cinematic/soundtrack music & I feel both the viking world and dubstep blend well so I wanted to go deeper on that path with different takes on this idea (banger, melodic, deeper, riddim). Happy to release this EP even without shows to play the tracks! It’s an experimentation more than another showcase of only bangers, it’s what I like about it.
“Loki” EP includes collaborations with Ivory and Akeos. How did you end up working with these names?
Akeos & I started talking about it a year ago, I hit them up about it and they send a project of work in progress song. I just literally applied my sound on top of their and it became “Raid“! It was fun to play the tracks on various livestream over the past year or so, but man I wanna play it live on a bigger stage for sure!!
Ivory & I have been working together on dozens of tracks and recently teamed up on X AE A 12 for his latest EP “Dead Space” so it was natural to team up again for the viking EP! Happy about both tracks they are more on the “banger side” for the EP while my tracks are a bit more personal I would say. Its a good combination!
What is your favorite song from the EP?
I think the most personal has to be LOKI, the melody just speaks to me and thats the one I would play first to introduce people to the concept of that EP!
How have you been staying productive during the quarantine period?
Thankfully, I have different jobs (teaching/tutor, sample packs, scoring for the movie industry, + extras) that keep me actually busier than ever! So I have a lot of work to do! My samplifire production only take a % of my time. I think I could do more “samplifire” production overall but I don’t think putting out an EP every 2 months is helpful. I actually want to make more tracks but release less to increase the quality on each release now.
This quarantine period has been hard for music industry so now it’s time to support and support, any interesting new producers you would recommend to follow?
True! Some newcomers I advise you should check out are Evilnoiz, Sharks, HOL!, Nost, Diskirz, The Sausages & Qwaston! French crew represents!
Would you like to share something with the followers of Let the Bass Get You?
Let me know what you guys think of the LOKI EP & the idea of blending vastly different genres together like that? –samy
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