Über DJ Sammy
DJ Sammy's penchant for Trance and 1980s rock is finally paying off. In 2002, his adaptations of Bryan Adams' "Heaven" and Don Henley's "Boys of Summer" appeared on dance charts and mainstream mix compilations such as DJ Encore's Ultra Dance Vol. 2. Much like Puff Daddy and Will Smith, Sammy reworks familiar songs into more dance-friendly formats, but instead of using hip-hop flavored beats and rhymes, his style relies on such dramatic electronica techniques as arpeggio synth builds and diva-led vocals. Prior to the release of his career-changing Heaven LP, the Spanish producer spent over a decade behind the 1's and 2's as an underground club DJ performing throughout Europe.