Sam Divine started off with a very “DIY” approach, putting together a pair of belt drive turntables and a knackered Numark mixer and setting up shop in her mum’s shed aged 21. From there she went to pirate radio and hosted a show from her bedroom using ‘borrowed’ equipment from the local college.
She later got her first-ever residency at a club in Weston-super-Mare whilst balancing it with a job at Spin central the local record store. In 2005 she moved on to Ibiza and worked as the sole member of the Defected street team and she has spent every summer on the island since.
In 2009, she was signed to Defected and it saw her opening shows for the likes of Kenny Dope and Frankie Knuckles. She started to host the Defected Radio show too and her talent as a DJ was soon recognised after playing a stunning set as We Are FSTVL.
The booking soon started to come thick and fast and Sam has been elevated to performing at some of the world’s biggest stages. Rarely one to take a break, she also has her own label D-Vine Sounds and some production credits to her name as well.