Logan Sama

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Logan Sama is an English Grime DJ from Brentwood, Essex, who currently hosts a show on London's Kiss FM. He also runs the record labels Adamantium Music and Earth616 which specialise in vinyl releases.

He began his radio career on local pirate station Plush FM hosting several cover shows playing underground Garage in 2002. Towards the end of 2002 he was recruited to London then-pirate station Rinse FM where his show became a popular place to hear the newest music and regularly featured the biggest MCs performing live. His last Rinse show was captured on video on the Rinsessions DVD and showcased such names as Wiley, Skepta, Trim, Ruff Sqwad, Tinchy Stryder, Newham Generals and many others.

He moved to London's Kiss 100 in the spring of 2005 and began a late night specialist Grime show running from 2-4am on Thursday night/Friday morning. The popularity of this show soon saw it move to Monday night 11pm-1am where it has steadily grown to its current position as the leading show amongst young people within London at that time, capturing over 61,000 listeners in the Greater London area as certified by RAJAR. His exposure of live mix sets and first played new tracks has led to him becoming the leading figure in radio for Grime music. His shows are now also captured on video and streamed as YouTube clips which have proved very popular.

The show now is broadcast at 1am on Monday and has become very popular on social networking site Twitter using the hashtag #KissGrime which has trended nationally with great frequency. New additions to the show the 'Versus Sessions' where an artist picks their favourite current beat and performs live as well as the 'After Hours' classic Grime sets are also made available via his YouTube channel 'KeepinItGrimy'

Logan has achieved a position of respect in the Grime scene for his work since the foundations of the genre, and this has been reflected with the multiple 'Grime Awards' he has collected voted for by the fans. He currently holds the record for most awards won by a single act with 7 separate wins.

Releases[edit]

Logan Sama has released several mix-tapes on the scene including The War Report, a collection of War Dubs from some popular Grime artists such as Wiley, Scorcher, Ghetto and Devlin and Oneaway Style, a free mixtape in association with NikeiD, in which collaborated with 25 of the biggest artists on the scene. He often releases free downloads for his fans, most recently in the form of a series of grime mixes named The Best There Is At What I Do.

Logan mixed live the new Tropical 2.0 CD out through Boy Better Know records

Logan currently runs two labels Adamantium Music and Earth616 through which he has released vinyl EPs and CDs as well as digital only releases

References[edit]

  • [1] Logan Sama on KissFMUK
  • [2] Logan Sama YouTube channel courtesy of SBTV.