Logan Sama

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Logan Sama is an English Grime DJ from Brentwood, Essex. He has appeared regularly throughout his career on radio stations Rinse, Kiss 100 and BBC Radio 1Xtra. He also currently runs the record labels Adamantium Music and Earth616 which through which he has released vinyl EPs and CDs as well as digital only releases. He also founded KeepinItGrimy, a website focussing on Grime news.

He embarked on 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 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 won multiple 'Grime Awards', awards that are given to the best grime acts in different categories. These awards are decided by fans. He currently holds the record for most awards won by a single act with 7 separate wins.

From November 2015 he has re-joined BBC Radio 1Xtra covering for Sian Anderson (till February 2016) on Tuesdays 10pm, covering the best of Grime.

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.

Personal life[edit]

Logan is a very active Twitter user and an enthusiast of UK garage and grime music.

Logan regularly commentates competitive Street Fighter events across Europe with fellow Briton Femi “F-Word” Adeboye and Zade Ramzi. He has been a commentator for the Capcom Cup Finals held in San Francisco, California and the 2016 Red Bull Kumite[1][2]

Discography[edit]

DJ Mixes[edit]

Title Details
FabricLive.83
  • Released: 25 September 2015
  • Label: Fabric
  • Formats: CD, vinyl, digital download

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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