International producer/DJ and GaGa Records label owner, Sam Skilz is from the generation of artists who breathe, eat and think house music. His unique blend of straight house, mixed with tech, driving bass lines and anthemic vocals, shape his trademark sound. Sam’s productions and remixes have featured labels such as Sony Music, Virgin Records, Warner Music, Hed Kandi, Urbana, Just Music, Krafted, Hi-Bias, freakin909 and many more.
In 2006 Sam launched GaGa Records, a label that has since become widely recognised for its quality output from Sam along with collaborators and artists such Emory Toler, Michelle Weeks, Roland Clark, Kameron Ray, Inusa Dawud, Miss Mad, Dany Cohiba and Groove Salvation, to name but a few. Sam also runs the Skilz DJ Academy based in Luxembourg, teaching the creative process of making music at the highest level, with expert instructors and state-of-the-art facilities. Sam also hosts his Skilz Session Radio Show and podcast, airing on iTunes and also syndicated across the globe.
Now, he flexes his awesome dark side on his smouldering new single “Rise”. Delivering a steamy, tension-filled proggy house romp, “Rise” is pumped with cinematic synths, menacing hooks and atmospheric stabs, underpinned by a moody bass throb that gives way to an attention-grabbing breakdown.
“I feel this track is a mix of what’s currently going on in the Progressive House scene, where things are getting back to arpeggios, sequencer synths and heavy basslines with lots of attention to detail and plenty of tension. I was projecting myself into the upcoming summer festivals while I was working on this track. I tried to visualise the outcome from the breakdown on the dance floor and actually I have managed to feel the vibe, so I hope you enjoy it!” – Sam Skilz