LISTEN: Sam Tiba ‘The Saddest Show In Town’ EP
“I composed each of the four tracks of this EP in one day each. I made them thinking of one particular girl. Someone I dreamt of. It’s not a broke heart EP. It’s more like an ode to something I’ll never have, not something I have lost.” Are the words the man himself, SAM TIBA‘s uses to describe his EP ‘The Saddest Show In Town’.
With previous releases from CASHMERE CAT and LUCID, the Brussels-based label Pelican Fly have invited SAM TIBA into their family and he has definitely proved worthy of this.
SAM TIBA describes himself as a ‘huge nerd’ after giving up the trombone at the age of 16 and taking to the web. This is where he found himself looking up unknown musical genres. So far the French DJ and music producer has released three Jersey Club Mixtapes and borrows influences from Japanese rap, Korean pop and Baile funk (just to name a few) but after an Erasmus year in Stockholm he not only changed his strict drug and alcohol-free lifestyle but also discovered the US ghetto spectrum: Miami bass, juke and footwork, ghetto tech, B-More club. His mixes suddenly became unpredictable with breaks galore and eerie overlaps. Since 2010 TIBA has played in club pretty much all over Europe.
His new EP features a track with CANBLASTER, a fellow French DJ and producer. You’ll rarely see the pair without one another and listening to the track it becomes obvious why.
SAM TIBA‘S ‘The Saddest Show In Town’ EP is Available here on iTunes
‘THE SADDEST SHOW IN TOWN’ TRACKLIST
- The Saddest Show In Town
- U Lookin for a Title and All You Think About Is That Other Person so U name It Me & Her
- Things Life ft. CANBLASTER
Words by Imogen Archer