Pocket 808 is the production moniker of Australian dance music producer Sameer Sengupta. He is an ARIA Award Nominated and multi-platinum selling artist, producer, mixer and mastering engineer, currently residing in Los Angeles, California.
Sameer is an accomplished mixdown and mastering engineer who's works have garnered over 1 billion streams globally.
His mixing & mastering credits include: Matoma, Alison Wonderland, The Aston Shuffle, Pnau, Hook N Sling, The Potbeleez, Kilter, Havana Brown, Faker, Paul Mac, Elizabeth Rose, and Lithuania's Eurovision artists.
In 2003 he collaborated with Sydney DJ Ken Cloud to form Poxymusic and released a number of 12" singles on Ministry of Sound Australia. In 2004 they were a feature artist on the compilation CD Clubber's Guide to 2004. For their release of the song She Bites. the received a nomination for Best Dance Release at the ARIA Music Awards of 2007. Their 2003 reworking of La La Land by Green Velvet, in collaboration with Kid Kenobi, won Best Remix at 2003's Australian Dance Music Awards.
They continued to release the album "Proximo" on Ministry of Sound in 2011, which is a mix of dub, rock and hip hop and they feature guest vocalists on their tracks. Singers have included Phil Jamieson and Nathan Hudson.
In 2011 he joined Sydney's Studios 301 as a house engineer.
In 2016 he relocated to pursue music projects in Los Angeles, California.
- Matoma - Hakuna Matoma (5 songs from EP, 2016) - Atlantic
- Kellz & the Truth Experiment - Kemosabe, Wilderness (2017)
- The Aston Shuffle - Photographs (7 songs from Album, 2014) - EMI
- Kilter - They Say, Alive Again, Coward (2014) - Ministry of Sound
- Alison Wonderland - I Want U (Single, 2016) - EMI
- Alison Wonderland - Run (Album, 2016) - EMI
- Our Break (2005) - Hussle n Bussle
- She Bites EP (2007) - Hussle Recordings
- War Paint (2008) - Hussle Recordings
- Proximo (2010) - Ministry of Sound Australia
- Mengel, Noel (25 October 2007), "And the nominations are . . .", The Courier-Mail
- "poxy duo", The Cairns Post, 30 November 2006
- "Pocketful of change", The Canberra Times, 9 September 2010