Growing up in New York, Sam Allan was exposed to the rise of many different musical genres. From the sounds of 80's & 90's Hip-Hop up into the many variables of Rock that the city had spawned. Disenchanted with the direction those genres began to take, his love for music led him to search for something fresh. In '98 a good friend invited him out clubbing at the now legendary NYC club, TWILO. This is where he would hear and experience what he had been searching for.
“TWILO had a certain vibe to it. As soon as you walked in you knew you were in for an experience”. Three resident DJ's of the now infamous club that especially caught Sam's ear were Paul Van Dyk, Sasha and John Digweed. “The way those three guys put together records was something truly special. I had never witnessed a performer have so much control over a crowd.” The scene at TWILO was so electrifying that he soon felt inspired to get his first set of turntables. With that and a strong determination to mix music in the same manner as those DJ's he looked up to he was now on his way.
The same life he was given not once, but twice, is the fresh barrage of intensity that is felt through his beats. In 2006 DJ Sam Allan was digonosed with a brain tumor that was life threatening, luckily his team of doctor's removed this silent assassin before it had a chance to steal his life. ”You look at life differently when you are aware it may be coming to an end. I'm thankful every day that I'm alive and strive to achieve my best in all my endeavors.”
Sam Allan provides a sound that has immense vitality, paired with a dash of upbeat house, Tech, Progressive and Trance music. In the past year he's encompassed the tristate area with that element. DJing at a number of venues through out NJ and NY, the most notable NYC venues was at Love with Valentino Kanzyani (Jesus Loves You), Pacha and Webster Hall on Thanksgiving EVE 2010 with Paul Oakenfold and Roger Sanchez, in the Studio Room . “Words can't describe the vibe the crowd gave off. That is my ultimate goal, to make people dance and forget where they're at for a while and just groove to my music.
I'm inspired by so many creative DJ minds, but I would have to note that the most influential for me is, Paul Van Dyk. “He is not just playing tracks he's mixing music, making music, playing instruments and making builds up all on the fly.” Sam has played alongside other familiar Dj's such as, The “Scumfrog”, Victor Dinaire (Lost Episode), Activa (Discovery), Jus Jack (Sony), Tristan Garner and many more to come in the future, if you want to hear music that is rare and has a feel good vibe than you very well may want to follow him, his music,and zest for life that he put forth into his tracks & gigs and producing music as well.