Samir Maslo currently holds the status of a rising star, musical success is no novelty to this top producer/DJ. His mother says that as a kid, instead of playing with toys, Samir prefered to play with his parents record collection, which eventually led him to start selling his first self-made mix-tapes at the innocent age of 9.
His birthland Germany and his Croatian roots allowed him to explore and understand the musical development in both countries and have an insight into the emerging local club-communities. So at just 16 years he was invited to play in one of Croatia's most prestigeous venues, the Hacienda Club in front of 1000 frenetic clubbers, and believe me, it wasnt his last gig at this location. After spending 3 years as a successful DJ at various clubs in Croatia and surrounding territories, Samir moved back to Munich where he discovered his true calling: producing music.
With a musical background ranging over since his childhood, and his experience as a DJ qualifys him as one of the most talented producers/remixer/DJ's. His first productions soon managed to gain the acclaimation and respect of his peers in Munich, and eventually bringing him to the attention of few record labels. His first official release in 1992 was "Cheap Orgasm" on Syn Records under the moniker of S.M. Paax. From this moment on, Samir's star was quickly on the rise: after various productions, he started the renowned "Soul Experience Project" in 1997, featuring the great Mel Canady on vocals. They also released their first internationally successful single "Mind Games". By this time, Samir's work was highly sought after. He worked on remixes for big-name artisits such as Mothers Finest, Xavier Naidoo, Lou Bega, Ron Caroll, Soul Providers, or Terence Trent D'Arby, just to name a very few. His version of Milk & Sugar's hit-single "Love Is In The Air" was a fav amongst many of the leading DJs, plus his ongoing collaborations with acts such as Sin Plomo, Michelle Weeks and Sabrynaah Pope, led to another string of club-hits.
In 2001 Samir founded his own label, Excited Records. But in 2002, before signing a major album deal, Samir decided to take a break from the music scene. He thought that it was just the best time to step for a moment and reflect on his accomplishments. But this retreat should not be a definite one.
In 2006, after moving to Vienna and getting in touch with the local scene and some of the countries leading producers, (including Sergio Flores and Greg Usek), Samir revitalized his energy and finally decided to follow his true calling again.
Now, his new productions sounds fresher than ever.
They became highly sought after and can be found and heared on playlists of many leading DJs all around the World. His single "The Vibe" - featuring Vincent Valler and his remix for Soulstar Sydicate feat. Michelle Weeks - "Love 4 Love" (both on Peppermint Jam Records) or his remix for Sergio Flores Vs. Mitomi Tokoto - "Hold On (That Piano Track)" on Purple Music became true club anthems.
After having shared the decks with many legendary DJ's at some of The Worlds Most Famous Clubs, ie… Amnesia (Ibiza), Catwalk (Barcelona), The End (London), Aurora & Hacienda (both Croatia), Sage Club (Berlin), and the KW, 8Seasons & P1 (Munich) We welcome Samir back to the Club-Circus, where he is proving once again, why he has established himself not only as producer, but also as master on the decks.
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