Samantha emanates passion and emotion when she is behind the decks and expresses herself in a way that captivates her followers. She radiates warmth into her audience and creates a memorable vibe with her excellent track selection. This has recently been recognised on the circuit and Samantha has been labeled one to “keep an eye on” by international DJ magazine Mixmag.
South African born Samantha Blackburn has in 8 years established herself as one of London’s best female talents to emerge onto the scene. She is currently a hot name amongst her London counterparts and has been securing gigs at some of the capital’s coolest parties. Making her London debut at Mooch, soon after playing at Jaded and holding a residency with Get Diverted in London for the past 9 years. Samantha has played alongside the likes of Slam, Josh Wink, Anja Schneider, Mr C, Catz N Dogz, Robert Babicz, DJ T, Ray Okpara. In 2012 her DJing talent has reached international level which took her across the seas to a club called Time in the Philippines and also the renowned Area 51 on Boracay Island as well as various venues in South Africa in 2013. She also made her Debut appearance in the main room at the famous London night club Fabric playing for WYS!
As Samantha’s style developed surrounding her roots and culture. Becoming familiar with the tribal, percussive sound that reflects her music today. Fusing together rolling percussive techno, hypnotic and brazen beats, with a slightly two-step influence, with soulful melodies and atmospheric chimes, cultivating her rolling deep tribal tech style. In 2016 Samantha Blackburn released her first EP entitled ‘Retrograde’ on Mind Ability Records with Geshe’s Music backing her up with a solid techno remix. 2017 has kept her busy and out of trouble in the studo and will see more releases coming out mid 2018 on her own label Buntu Sound.
Samantha established the brand and record label Buntu in 2013. Samantha’s aim with Buntu is to explore new creative ground and hopefully awaken an interest that will see artists of all forms coming together to create. Hosting various events, an experience more than an electronic musical event hosting various underground house, tech house and techno DJs, live artists, visual artists and performers, creating together on one night. 2015 saw Buntu hosting various music production workshops and events in South Africa Buntu hosts a monthly podcast featuring fresh underground artists between UK and SA.
Keep your eyes and ears open for up and coming events and releases.