You may know of Samantha XO for being ranked top 100 DJ in the world. In addition to this, her looks are not hurting her. She was ranked number one sexiest DJ in the nation. But what really makes Samantha XO truly unique is her desire and intention to empower women everywhere. Fueled by this intention, she’s making a very unique move by creating an EDM remix for one of the most empowering female records out there, “Big Energy” by Latto.
Samantha XO has been in the game as a DJ for almost a decade. When we asked Samantha what keeps her going after all of these years, she said: “In my experience and opinion – music is an escape from all of life’s problems. I have found that no matter what life throws at me, music is the answer. It always makes me feel better, uplifts me and gives me life again. I have found being involved with music in any way, shape or form, from DJ’ing, listening or producing music is the absolute best medicine.” It now makes sense how she has kept going and pursuing her dream after all these years.
Samantha might have clean cut luck, but her start in music was a bit more gritty, edgy, and interesting. When we asked how she first got that initial spark, she gave us a story that made us come alive, “I remember when I was in high school I was able to secure a fake ID and would sneak out to the only underground gay club in my city. They were playing cutting edge electronic music that you really couldn’t hear nowhere else at the time. The DJ was amazing there, I would show up when they opened and stay until close, dancing the entire time non-stop. The freedom of expression, the amazing electronic music and the incredibly open-minded people created such an environment and atmosphere that is even hard to put into words to this day and was simply otherworldly.” This kind of character building start in her music career is just what makes her such a unique force in the industry today.
With how passionate Samantha is for her artistry and music in general, we can see her quickly rising up the ranks to be collaborating with the likes of Tiesto, Paul Oakenfold and John Summit. We envision her touring DJ’ing festivals around the world.