Sam Starks captures the energy of FIVE Music with club-ready ORBIT Playlist
Sam Starks is one of FIVE Music‘s many driving forces, shaping the brand’s musical direction behind-the-scenes; though he has no problem stepping into the limelight either. He stands among the talented team that’s launched the luxury hospitality brand’s musical venture into international waters, giving the world a glimpse of FIVE’s ever-evolving sound.
Although he’s not a producer himself, Starks spent his childhood years recording music from the radio and poring over vinyl records. His passion stemmed from the unmistakable feeling of playing freshly found gems over a set of booming speakers, which eventually led him to regular performances at a local Parisian bar.
Now known on paper as the brand’s Music Director, Starks is involved with every aspect of FIVE’s musical curation, shaping a fitting sound for every occasion. Whether he’s taking his place behind the DJ decks, fabricating original playlists that echo throughout the hotel, or establishing the sounds that resonate through FIVE’s venues, Stark’s efforts reverberate throughout every corner of the brand’s being.
To celebrate the continued success of FIVE Music, Starks has hand-picked a selection of tunes that represent the label’s various sounds and musical moods for Dancing Astronaut. His ORBIT Playlist picks include originals from artists like ACRAZE, Joel Corry, and James Hype, as well as club edits and extended cuts from underground names.
“This playlist channels the multi-layered Sound of FIVE,” Starks said. “The selected tracks include some of the much-loved music that’s played at FIVE’s signature venues—from melodic house at Beach by FIVE, FIVE Palm Jumeirah to hip hop at The Mansion, FIVE Jumeriah Village, and soon, deep house at The Penthouse, FIVE Zurich. This specially curated FIVE-styled set is all about uniting everyone globally on one dance floor!”
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