ROLLER: Hi Sam – wow what a year it has been. Have you enjoyed taking a back step to gigging and promoting, or have you been missing it?
SAMANTICS: It’s been a mental year hey! To be honest, I’ve still been super busy working on projects with Extended Play and have been lucky to have had a few gigs along the way – I feel like we live on another planet in little ol’ Perth and am very grateful for our position.
ROLLER: Absolutely, we are super lucky down here. Tell us a little bit about Extended Play and what is coming up for the rest of 2021.
SAMANTICS: Extended Play has just finished a successful season of themed pool parties with the introduction of “Basswatch”, if you missed out make sure to get along next year, they’re loads of fun. Our monthly DNB event at the Indian Ocean Hotel “High Life” is a wicked vibe every time, and the vinyl only events “Mighty Mix Up” are awesome too – it’s so nice to hear something different and the DJs are always insanely good. Speaking of records, Extended Play’s side-hustle selling vinyl is also popping off – it seems the record fairs are always the day after a gig, nothing like carrying 20 crates of records to sweat out a hangover! Haha We’ve been working on some new ideas as well and are looking forward to sharing them with you soon.
ROLLER: Oh yeah, don’t miss lugging round records, that’s for sure! What producers have you been digging lately and what can we expect to hear at roller?
SAMANTICS: The amount of exceptional music out there at the moment is incredible, it’s hard to keep up! I’m really feeling the liquid vibes at the moment – that new Nu:Tone album has been on repeat recently & over. During the summer it was High Contrast (and Coco Bryce). The new music from the V Recordings camp has been absolute fire too. I think I’ll probably play a bit of it all at Roller – (And I just want to say I’m SO happy it’s not the last one – thank you ROLLER crew!!!)
ROLLER: No worries! Stoked to have you back. Make sure you jump on Sam’s socials and show some love!