Weekend Rewind: Sidney Samson's classic 'Riverside'

“Riverside, motherf*cker!” This is a phrase that many hip-hop and house music enthusiasts can easily identify. We can thank Dutch veteran DJ Sidney Samson for that. In 2009, “Riverside” exploded as the debut hit single that jumpstarted his rising status, eventually becoming one of today’s Dutch house greats. The sample-made-famous originates from none other than Tupac Shakur and his role in the 1992 film “Juice.” It’s no surprise that the Dutchman takes inspiration from a film featuring one of the most influential rappers of all time, seeing as Samson began his career as a hip-hop and R&B-centric DJ. “Riverside” was a defining success for the producer because of its addictively catchy main progression. The squeaky, horn-like bleeps were part of a rapidly growing and emerging style characteristic of the 2008-2009 Dutch house sound. This tune has since become a classic and helped set the stage for EDM’s widespread prominence.

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