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After various EP’s, remixes and compilation features, the Lower Bavarian Vienna-based musician and producer Sam Irl releases his debut album „Raw Land“. Assembling his collection of analogue synthesizers and stacks of vinyl records around his MPC sampler, he chopped up, sequenced, played and mixed together twelve jams ranging from broken beat, dub-influenced grooves, disco-ish material to raw deep house vibes. The combination of vinyl fragments, analogue synthesis, the grit of hardware samplers and mixing on a vintage mixing desk from the seventies create punchy, rough, yet also deep and soulful grooves.

He has been living and working in Vienna for over a decade as a producer and sound engineer while completing his degree (2015) at the University for Music and Performing Arts.

Besides releasing his music on Jazz & Milk, he has had releases on labels such as Pomelo Records (Vienna / AT, with Patrick Pulsinger), Frank Music (Berlin / D), Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings (London / UK, “Kutmah presents Worldwide Family Vol. 2”, with Richard Eigner / Ritornell), Pulver Records (Stuttgart / D), Bonzzaj Recordings (Bern / CH, with Dorian Concept), Fresh Minute Music (London / UK) und Bagage Musique (Munich / D).

He has also contributed remixes for Trishes (FM4 Tribe Vibes), Inverse Cinematics, JSBL, Aloa Input, Swede:art, G.rizo, Funkyjaws and others. Firmly rooted in hip hop culture, he has been making beats for several Bavarian rap artists. Apart from releasing his solo music, Sam Irl has made records as a member of “SKYMAX”, a trio together with Finnish underground producer Stiletti-Ana and Viennese homie, Feater. He is currently working on a record and playing live shows with Patrick Pulsinger for their dub-heavy “Pulsinger & Irl” project.

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SAM IRL – RAW LAND. Full album will be released March 25, 2016.


SAM IRL in the mix