I met Sam in 2008, when we both were rolling in young, fashion circles. But her career eventually turned to music, where she was destined to be. But Sam isn’t one of those let-me-play-you-my-top 40s-Spotify-playlist DJs. She’s trained, she’s toured, she knows her music history but also knows what’s dropped before any radio station can play it out. And if you don’t believe me, you can ask all of the people who were dancing all night at a sold out Echoplex in LA. Or you can ask anyone at her 143 parties all over the world. Before her amazing humor, cute face, it’s her skill that speaks for itself. —Sarah Kim

For full archived interview, click here.

Photography: Minnow Park

Go-To Spots


Late night Williamsburg Pizza or Rubirosa delivery to accompany a Netflix marathon. Or ordering a burrito and smoothie from Urban Rustic the morning after a long night of DJ'ing or after a long flight.  Either way, always delivery.

Williamsburg Pizza

265 Union Ave., BKLYN




235 Mulberry St/, NYC



Urban Rustic  

236 N 12th St., BKLYN



American Two Shot in Soho has good coffee, good clothes, good people, and sometimes very cute puppies.

135 Grand St., NYC




The last time I danced super hard was at House Party at Webster Hall in Just Blaze's room because two 50 Cent songs played back to back and that is all I need to lose my mind.

125 East 11th St., NYC




The Williamsburg waterfront for sure.



On an NY to LA flight. I love an internet-free, cross-country, in-flight read.


Take a girlfriend:

An oyster date at Maison Premiere.

298 Bedford Ave., BKLYN



Take a dude:

A run across Williamsburg bridge followed by an acai bowl at Dimes in Chinatown.

143 Division St., NYC



Tourist attraction:

One of my closest friends lives near Central Park and I love dragging her out there, buying a gyro and sitting in the park watching people and puppies.

Great Lawn, NYC