Sam Littlemore

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Sam Littlemore
Birth name Samuel Littlemore
Also known as Sam La More
Origin Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Genres Electronica, electro, pop
Occupations Musician, Record Producer, Songwriter, Creative Director
Years active 2000–present
Labels EMI/Virgin Records
Underwater Records
Ministry of Sound
Website Sam La More Facebook
Sam La More Myspace
Sam La More Website

Sam Littlemore, also known as Sam La More, is a Platinum selling,[1] APRA award winning songwriter,[2] record producer and recording artist working in Sydney and Los Angeles. Littlemore is best known for his international number 1 songs "What You Waiting For?" (2004)[3] by Gwen Stefani, "Changes" (2013) by Faul & Wad Ad vs. Pnau and songs with Nellee Hooper, Rick Nowels, Nelly Furtado on 'Loose' (2006), Arthur Baker, Pnau, Tonite Only, The Potbelleez and Peking Duk.

Biography[edit]

Samuel Littlemore was born 2 February 1975 in Sydney, Australia and raised in Wahroonga, Littlemore attended Barker College Hornsby and the College of Fine Arts, University Of New South Wales where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours, 1st Class) majoring in New Media Art.

In 1998 Littlemore co-founded Selenium Interactive,[4] a new media design agency. Producing work for Australian and international clients including Coca-Cola, HSBC, TWI / IMG, Indy, Greater Union and Sony PlayStation, the 23 year old creative director ran the design teams in Sydney and London. Within 18 months, they also had offices in San Francisco, Hong Kong and Shanghai. In 2000, he sold his share to pursue a career as a recording artist.

Littlemore's first foray into the music business came through his younger brother Nick's ARIA Award[5] winning band Pnau, one of Australia's most respected electronic music duos. From 2001–present, Littlemore has intermittently acted as co-producer, co-writer and co-performer. He and his brother Nick played together to crowds in excess of 12,000 people (e.g. Big Day Out, Good Vibrations Festival, BBC Radio 1 Miami Winter Music Conference) with Fatboy Slim, Erick Morillo, Derrick Carter and Darren Emerson among others.

Littlemore then relocated to London where he started producing with Darren Emerson (Underworld) and released his debut single "Takin' Hold" as Sam La More. Topping the Buzz, Cool Cuts and Hype charts, "Takin' Hold" was also Pete Tong's Essential New Tune and single of the week for DMC's Update magazine. Along with label mate Tim Deluxe's "It Just Won't Do" it helped to propel Underwater Records to "Label of The Year 2003" (DJ Magazine).

In 2004, Littlemore started producing pop music, teaming up with London producer Nellee Hooper, they produced Gwen Stefani's debut solo single "What You Waiting For".[6] In Los Angeles they produced six more songs with her. "What You Waiting For" went on to be the number 1 single in Australia for a number of weeks.

Littlemore then continued working out of London and Los Angeles, songwriting, producing and remixing artists including Pnau, Kaskade, Freestylers, Sneaky Sound System, Robbie Williams, Gus Gus, TV Rock, The Similou, P. Diddy / Kelis, Empire of the Sun, Cassidy, Ladytron, The Doors, ESG, Mutiny, Random House Project / Robert Owens, Percy Filth, Teenager.

In 2006 Littlemore co-founded the band Tonite Only. Ministry of Sound licensed their two songs "Danger (The Bomb)" and "Where the Party's At" internationally. They remixed "All This Love" for The Similou, which spent 11 weeks at number one in the ARIA Club Chart, followed up by 18 weeks at number one for the Tonite Only remix of "Pictures", Sneaky Sound System, equaling the record set by Madison Avenue's "Don't call me Baby". In addition to remixes for Princess Superstar, TV Rock and others, they released the Ministry of Sound compilation "Mashed III".

2007 saw Littlemore re-establish his solo career as Sam La More with a hectic touring schedule taking him around Australia, New Zealand and on to Japan, Europe and North America. He mixed the 2007 Pacha compilation for Europe and Australia.

Also in 2007, Littlemore co-wrote and produced the third, self-titled Pnau album with his brother Nick and band-mate Peter Mayes. The record was highlighted by Elton John as his favourite new album featuring the singles "Embrace", "With you Forever", "Baby" and "Wild Strawberries". His production and songwriting skills can also be heard on the "Don't Hold Back" and "Are You With Me?" for The Potbelleez. The song spent many weeks in the ARIA top 10 and topped the ARIA club and dance charts for months.

In 2014 Littlemore all but retired as a DJ and continues to write, remix, produce and mix records for himself and others.

Personal life[edit]

Littlemore lives and works in Sydney and Los Angeles.

Discography[edit]

Releases[edit]

Artist Name Title Format Label(s)
Sam La More "Adrenaline" Ft. Gary Go Digital Ministry of Sound (AU)
Sam La More Sessions 8 Mix CD Ministry of Sound (AU)
Sam La More "Paradise" Digital Ministry of Sound (AU)
Sam La More In The Club 2010 Mix CD Ministry of Sound (AU)
Sam La More "I Wish it Could Last" Digital Ministry of Sound (AU), Cr2 (UK)
Sam La More Clubbers' Guide to Spring 2009 Mix CD Ministry of Sound (AU)
Sam La More Clubbers' Guide to 2008 Mix CD Ministry of Sound (AU)
Sam La More Pacha Mix CD Central Station (AU) / Pacha Ibiza (SP)
Sam La More "Takin' Hold" CD, 12", MP3 Virgin / EMI (AU), Underwater Records, Submental Records, Motivo Productions (Italy), Subliminal, Mixmag, Base Ibiza, EVA Belgium, Trust The DJ, Azuli Records

Remixes[edit]

Artist Name Title Mix Format Label
Rixton Me and My Broken Heart Pnau Remix Digital Interscope
Parachute Youth Runaway Sam La More Remix Digital Sweat It Out
D Cup I'm Corrupt Sam La More Remix Digital Chookie
Parachute Youth Can't Get Better Than This Sam La More Remix Digital Sweat It Out
Example Stay Awake Tonite Only Remix Digital Ministry of Sound
Pnau The Truth Sam La More Remixes Digital etcetc
Grafton Primary The Eagle Sam La More Remixes CD, Digital Sonic Constructions
Bag Raiders Way Back Home Sam La More Remix CD, Digital Modular
Miami Horror Moon Theory Sam La More Remix CD, Digital EMI
Empire of the Sun We Are the People Sam La More Remix CD, Digital EMI
Sneaky Sound System Kansas City Sam La More Remix CD, Digital Whack
HooknSling The Best Thing Tonite Only Remix CD, Digital Hussle / Cr2
Lovers Electric Honey Sam La More Remix CD, Digital Sony
Lovers Electric Could This Be Sam La More Remix CD, Digital Sony
Empire of the Sun Walking on a Dream Sam La More Remix CD, Digital EMI
Mark Brown Ft. Sarah Cracknell The Journey Continues Sam La More Remix CD, Digital Hussle
Pnau Sambanova Sam La More Remix CD, Digital etcetc
Pnau Baby Sam La More Remix CD, Digital etcetc
Pnau Wild Strawberries Sam La More Remix CD, Digital etcetc
Pnau Embrace Sam La More Remix CD, Digital etcetc
The Potbelleez Don't Hold Back Pot La More Remix CD, 12" Vicious
GusGus Need In Me Sam La More and Goodwill Remix CD, 12" Hussle
Kaskade Be Still Sam La More Remix CD, 12" Hussle
Freestylers Elecrified Sam La More Remixes CD, 12" Shock
Arthur Baker and Princess Superstar Return to New York Sam La More Remix Promo -
Sadie Ama Fallin Sam La More Remix CD, 12" Ministry of Sound UK
Nick Jay Ft. Peter Millwood Pour It On Sam La More Remixes CD, 12" Hussle
Sneaky Sound System Pictures Tonite Only Remix CD, 12" Whack / MGM
Princess Superstar Perfect Tonite Only Remix CD, 12" Central Station Records
TV Rock Bimbo Tonite Only Remixes CD, 12" Sony Music
And If Finest Dream Sam La More Remixes CD, 12" Rebirth / NuFrequency
HooknSling vs Kid Kenobi The Bump Tonite Only Remix CD, 12" Hussle Black / Cr2
The Similou All This Love Tonite Only Remix CD, 12" Hussle Black
Pnau Donnie Donnie Darko Sam La More Remix CD, Digital Propaganda
Robbie Williams Radio Sam La More Remixes CD, 12" Chrysalis UK
Frank Kappa Hear My Call Sam La More Remix 12" Sunflower Records UK
Cassidy Ft. Mashonda Gets No Better A.D.D. Remix 12" J Records NYC
Slo Blow If You Leave Sam La More Remixes 12" Direction Records UK
Mint Royale I Don't Know Sam La More Remix 12" Faith & Hope Records
Percy Filth Show Me Your Monkey Sam La More Remixes 2x12" Southern Fried Records
GusGus Call Of The Wild Sam La More Remix CD, 2x12" Underwater
The Doors Riders On The Storm Pnau Remix CD Warner Music
Danielle Spencer Johnathan White L'more Remix CD, 12" EMI
Paul Mac Sound Of Breaking Up L'more Remix CD, 12" Eleven / EMI
Comfortable Addiction Swingers Club Pnau Remix CD Sony Music
BJ White Middle Of Downtown Pnau Remix CD Festival Mushroom
Christine Anu Jump To Love Pnau Remix CD Festival Mushroom
Regurgitator Are You Being Served? Pnau Remix 12" Warner Music

Productions[edit]

Artist Name Title Role Client / Label
Peking Duk High ft. Nicole Millar Producer Vicious Bitch
Tonite Only Touch ft. Yeah Boy Writer / Producer Ministry of Sound Australia
Parachute Youth Runaway Writer / Producer Sweat It Out
Tonite Only F..k Tomorrow Writer / Producer Ministry of Sound Australia
Tonite Only Go Writer / Producer Ministry of Sound Australia
Parachute Youth Can't Get Better Than This (EP) Writer / Producer Sweat It Out
Tonite Only Haters Gonna Hate Writer / Producer Ministry of Sound Australia
Tonite Only We Run The Nite Writer / Producer Ministry of Sound Australia
Chris Sorbello So Lonely Producer Ministry of Sound Australia
Beni My Love Sees You Writer / Producer Kitsuné
The Potbelleez Are You With Me? Writer / Producer Vicious Vinyl
Pnau Wild Strawberries Writer / Producer etcetc
Pnau Shock To My System Writer / Producer etcetc
Pnau Baby Writer / Producer etcetc
Pnau Come Together Writer / Producer etcetc
Pnau We Have Tomorrow Writer / Producer etcetc
Pnau Lover Writer / Producer etcetc
Pnau No More Violence Writer / Producer etcetc
Pnau Embrace Writer / Producer etcetc
Pnau Dancing On The Water Writer / Producer etcetc
The Potbelleez Don't Hold Back Writer / Producer Vicious Vinyl
Tonite Only Where The Party's At Writer / Producer Hussle Black
Tonite Only DANGER (The Bomb) Writer / Producer Hussle Black
Nelly Furtado In God's Hands Programmer Interscope Records
Nelly Furtado Somebody To Love Programmer Interscope Records
Nelly Furtado Runaway Programmer Rick Nowels
Melinda Jackson Fall In Love Writer / Producer iSpy Records
Pnau Ft. E.S.G. Donnie Donnie Darko Writer / Producer Underwater Records
Gwen Stefani What You Waiting For Programmer Interscope Records
Gwen Stefani Just Fine Programmer Interscope Records
Gwen Stefani Sparkle Programmer Interscope Records
Gwen Stefani The Real Thing Programmer Interscope Records
Gwen Stefani Don't Wait Too Long Programmer Interscope Records
Gwen Stefani Danger Zone Programmer Interscope Records
Random House Project Longing (Darren Emerson Remix) Production Underwater Records
Ladytron Seventeen (Darren Emerson Remix) Production Telstar Records
P.Diddy Ft. Kelis Let's Get Ill (Darren Emerson Remix) Production Bad Boy Records
GusGus David (Darren Emerson Remix) Production Underwater Records
Pnau Follow Me Writer / Producer Warner Music
Foxtel Network Theme Writer / Producer Foxtel Television Network

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] ARIA.com.au.
  2. ^ Don't Hold Back (The_Potbelleez_song).Wikipedia.com.
  3. ^ "Sam Littlemore Biography and Discography". Discogs. Retrieved 27 July 2008. 
  4. ^ Tight credit saved newcomer. BRW.com.au. Accessed 27 July 2008.
  5. ^ "2000 ARIA Award Winners". ARIA. Retrieved 8 September 2008. 
  6. ^ What You Waiting For?.Wikipedia.com. Accessed 8 September 2008.