Ask the DJ: Samantha Togni – Top 10 Tracks That Inspire My Sound & My DJ Sets

02 February 2017 by

Italian born Samantha Togni is an established international DJ and producer, based in East London.

Last November saw the release of her debut single, ‘Queen Nemesis‘, featuring rapper/MC Janset and released via Doner Music, the label owned by fellow Italian, Big Fish, who also gave the track a remix. 2017 will see Togni follow up with a much anticipated, self-produced EP featuring female artists from different musical backgrounds, along with a series of music videos.

As a DJ, Samantha can be found playing alongside the likes of TWRK! (Mad Decent), Sinjin Hawke (Pelican Fly), Clean Bandit (Atlantic), Andy Butler (Hercules & Love Affair) and Bimba Bose at global super-clubs like Goa, Aistope Lounge, Club Haus, Stardust, EGG and XOYO.

Check out the top 10 tracks that inspire her sound and her DJ sets.

1. TNGHT – ‘Higher Ground (Hudson Mohawke x Lunice)’

Probably one of the song I played the most during my DJ sets. The energy of this song is absolutely everything.

2. Mala – ‘Changes’

“Mala is such an inspiring artist and this song is pure vibes. Every time I watch his set at Boiler Room and he drops this tune I get a big smile on my face.”

3. NGHTMRE – ‘Street’

“There’s no one like NGHTMRE and his sound, I have been really inspired by his workflow and his magic touch that transform everything in great sounds and eventually into bangers.”

4. Noisia – ‘Tentacles’

“Track off one of my favourite albums of last  year, Noisia bring a completely new sound. Future Drum’N’Bass from space.”

5. Brodinski – ‘Bury Me ft. Maluca & Bricc Baby Shitro’

“Brodisnki stands for no boundries and no restrictions. His style is so hectic and in his DJ set you can hear disco, techno, rap and whatever Brodinski thinks is right at the time. And same for his production, he has worked with a huge range of artists so different from each other…  I’m so inspired by his ability of delivering pure magic.”

6. RL Grime – ‘Aurora’

“A true trip for every sense, RL Grime is always very aware of the visual side of his project. His live set as well as his videos are always mind-blowing.”

7. Boys Noize – ‘Ich R U’

“I had to choose one song from Boys Noize and it wasn’t easy. He has been one of the artists that really inspired me to start working on Electronic Music, absolutely essential to include him in this top 10.”

8. Rusko – ‘Woo Boost’

“Rusko is a genius with the most amazing attitude ever.”

9. Peaches – ‘Fuck The Pain Away’

“I grew up listening to Peaches and her music, she has inspired me to be the artist I am without compromising to anything.”

10. Alison Wonderland – ‘I Want U’

“Great song by an artist I really respect, pure headbanger to be played in clubs.”

You can hear more from Samantha Togni on Soundcloud and Mixcloud.

Queen Nemsis‘ is out now.

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