Samo Sound Boy

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Samo Sound Boy
Birth name Sam Griesemer[1][2]
Born New York, New York, U.S.[1]
Genres House
Occupation(s) Music Producer, DJ, Record Label Owner
Years active 2011–present
Website bodyhigh.us

Sam Griesemer, professionally known as Samo Sound Boy,[1] is an American DJ and producer of house music, and co-founder/existing label head of the Los Angeles record label Body High.[1][3]

Early life[edit]

Griesemer was born in Manhattan, New York and grew up in New Hampshire.

Music career[edit]

In September 2010, Samo Sound Boy made his production debut with his Taking It All EP for New York based record label Palms Out Sound, a six-track EP that also featured remixes from LOL Boys, Brenmar, and Mele.[4] His more recent work has been released through his own label, Body High.[5] He has been lauded for making music to facilitate dancing whilst crying.[6]

Body High[edit]

In 2011, Samo Sound Boy founded the record label Body High with likeminded DJ/producer Jerome LOL, serving as the preeminent platform for underground dance music and bittersweet bangers in America.[1][6] Outside of Samo Sound Boy and Jerome LOL, artists on Body High's roster include DJ Funeral, DJ Sliink, Jim-E Stack, Todd Edwards, Myrryrs, and Floyd Campbell.[3]

Samo Sound Boy has released 3 EP's through Body High — the 5 Dollar Paradise EP in September 2012[7] the Your Love EP in October 2013 and "Open / Divine" in March 2014 The EPs have received nods from Pitchfork, The FADER, amongst others.[8][9]

DJ Dodger Stadium[edit]

Samo Sound Boy is one-half of the recording duo DJ Dodger Stadium a.k.a. DJDS, a house music collaboration with DJ/producer Jerome Potter, professionally known as Jerome LOL.[10] DJ Dodger Stadium released their first EP Stadium Status on Body High in October 2011, and their debut LP "Friend of Mine" on Body High in July 2014. Their second album "Stand Up And Speak" dropped in January 2016.

DJDS provided production to Kanye West's 2016 album "The Life Of Pablo", working on the songs "Ultralight Beam", "Fade", "Father Stretch Pt. 1", "Freestyle 4", and Low Lights.[11][12][13] They received a "Best Rap Song"[14] Grammy nomination for "Ultralight Beam".[15]

DJDS produced the song "Rih-Flex" on The-Dream's 2016 EP "Love You To Death".[16][17]

In February 2017, DJDS soundtracked Kanye West's "Yeezy Season 5" fashion show, producing a 17 minute extended version of the song "Bed" featuring The-Dream. [18][19][20]

DJDS produced the song "Another Sad Love Song" on recording artist Khalid's debut album, American Teen, released March 2017. [21] The album debuted at #9 on the Billboard 200 chart.[22]

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • Taking It All (2010/Palms Out Sound)
  • Shuffle Code (2011/Trouble & Bass)
  • Stadium Status (2011/Body High) - as DJ Dodger Stadium
  • 5 Dollar Paradise (2012/Body High)
  • Your Love (2013/Body High)
  • "Open / Divine" (2014/Body High)

Albums[edit]

  • Friend of Mine - (2014/Body High) - as DJ Dodger Stadium
  • Begging Please - (2015/Body High)
  • Stand Up And Speak - (2016/Loma Vista) - as DJDS

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Bubblin' Up: Samo Sound Boy". Xlr8r.com. 2011-09-07. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  2. ^ "RA: Samo Sound Boy". Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Interview: Samo Sound Boy". Liveforthefunk.com. 2012-05-23. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  4. ^ "palmsout.net". Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 September 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Wilson, Sophie. "Weekly Listening: Janelle Monae, Metz, Samo Sound Boy, Sufjan Stevens and more". The Wireless. Radio New Zealand. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  7. ^ Set, The Field (18 September 2012). "[PREVIEW] Samo Sound Boy - 5 Dollar Paradise EP". Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  8. ^ ""The Ride" by Samo Sound Boy Review - Pitchfork". Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  9. ^ "Stream: Samo Sound Boy, "Your Love (Shlohmo Remix)"". Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Pitching In on Kanye West's 'The Life of Pablo'". Billboard Magazine. 
  12. ^ "DJDS On The Challenge Of Making Kanye Better". FADER Magazine. 
  13. ^ "Kanye West The Life of Pablo". AllMusic. 
  14. ^ "Grammy Predictions: Who Will Win In The Rap Music Categories In 2017?". Forbes. 
  15. ^ "Grammys 2017: Complete list of winners and nominees". LA Times. 
  16. ^ "The-Dream, Love You to Death". AllMusic. 
  17. ^ "The-Dream – Love You To Death". Discogs. 
  18. ^ "Kanye West shares new 17-minute single featuring DJDS and The Dream". NME. 
  19. ^ "Kanye just dropped the soundtrack to Yeezy Season 5". Dazed Magazine. 
  20. ^ "Kanye West shares his 17-minute version of The-Dream’s ‘Bed’". FACT Mag. 
  21. ^ "Khalid - American Teen Credits". AllMusic. 
  22. ^ "Khalid Debuts in Top 10 on the Billboard 200 With 'American Teen,' Hits Top 40 on Hot 100". Billboard. 

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