Sinchi & Friends 47 is Facets . A well respected DJ /Promoter in the New York electronic scene and now founder / label boss of the exciting label Samo Records, which will soon celebrate its 3rd release. Get to know more about him, his and the label’s plans for the coming year in the below interview.
1) Who are you?
I am a DJ/producer based out of New York. I run a label called Samo Records and am also a promoter/curator for glitterballnyc and Samo Nights.
2) What have been your highlights from the last 12 months?
There have been a lot of great highlights in the past year, including launching Samo Records and putting out two releases so far (the first by Pixelife and second from Tunnel Signs).
I’ve also played some amazing parties alongside John Talabot, Lindstrom, Joakim, Zombies in Miami, Daniele Cosmo, Local Suicide and Lee Douglas in clubs like Belgrade’s 20/44 and, most recently, Mexico City’s M.N. Roy and MONO. Other highlights included booking the likes of Black Merlin, Manfredas, Antoni Maiovvi, Sharif Laffrey, In Flagranti’s Sasa, Sneaker DJ, Mijo, Naduve, and Jex Opolis, many of who played with me at Greenpoint, Brooklyn’s awesome Good Room, which has felt like home for some time now.
Last but not least, I started a new party series associated with the label called Samo Nights, which has included some of the artists just mentioned.
3) What do you have lined up for the coming year?
I am working more on the label — the next release is a new project called Russian Chandeliers by Julian from Pink Skull and Niko a.k.a. Quell/ Fringe Society. The following one will come from Chase Smith; both releases will include some incredible remixers.
I did a remix for the second Samo EP for Tunnel Signs’ “Ultraviolet”, which is featured in the mix and will come out digitally at the end of September.
Gigwise, I’ll be playing in London with Vercetti Technicolor and Tronik Youth for a Nein x Samo night on 23 September, followed by a gig in Barcelona on the 28th at Casa Gracia with Asaf Samuel. Also, I have some things coming up with MR TC, Ziggy (Bahnsteig 23) and some soon-to-be-announced acts this fall in NYC.