Sam La More
Sam La More
Baby. (2004). His production work with Rick Nowels can be heard on Nelly Furtado's album Loose (2006). Sam has also lent his Tonite Only sound to the theme for the seminal eponymous London Electroclash party Return to New York by Arthur Baker and Princess Superstar. Prior to producing pop music, Sam worked with Darren Emerson (Underworld), producing and co-producing for his label Underwater Records. This partnership resulted in Underwater releasing Sam's world-wide club smash Takin' Hold (Underwater Records, 2003) topping the Buzz, Cool Cuts and Hype Charts in the UK, helping to propel Underwater Records to "Label of The Year 2003" (DJ Mag).
He has also produced and remixed artists including Miami Horror, Pnau, Bag Raiders, Empire of the Sun, Kaskade, Freestylers, Sneaky Sound System, Gus Gus, TV Rock, The Similou, Lovers Electric, P. Diddy / Kelis, Cassidy, Ladytron, The Doors, Black Eyed Peas, ESG, Mutiny, Robbie Williams, The Veronicas,Random House Project / Robert Owens, Percy Filth, Slo Blow, Teenager. Born February 2, 1975 in Sydney, Australia and raised in Wahroonga, Sam attended Barker College Hornsby and the College of Fine Arts, University Of New South Wales where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours, 1st Class). In 1998 Sam co-founded Selenium Interactive, a new media design agency. Producing work for Australian and international clients including Coca-Cola, HSBC, TWI / IMG, Indy, Greater Union and Sony Playstation, the 23 year old creative director ran the design teams in Sydney and London. Within 18 months, they also had offices in San Francisco, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
In 2000, he sold his share to pursue a career as a recording artist. Sam's first foray into the music business came through his younger brother Nick Littlemore's ARIA Award winning band Pnau, one of Australia's most respected electronic music duos. From 2001 - present, Sam has intermittently acted as co-producer, co-writer and co-performer. He and his brother Nick played together to crowds in excess of 12,000 people (e.g. Big Day Out, Good Vibrations Festival, BBC Radio 1 Miami Winter Music Conference) with Fatboy Slim, Erick Morillo, Derrick Carter and Darren Emerson among others. Sam then relocated to London where he started producing with Darren Emerson (Underworld) and released his debut single "Takin' Hold".
Topping the Buzz, Cool Cuts and Hype charts, "Takin' Hold" was also Pete Tong's Essential New Tune and single of the week for DMC's Update magazine. Along with label mate Tim Deluxe's "It Just Won't Do" it helped to propel Underwater Records to "Label of The Year 2003" (DJ Magazine). In 2004, Sam started producing pop music. Teaming up with London producer Nellee Hooper, they produced Gwen Stefani's debut solo single "What You Waiting For". In Los Angeles they produced six more songs with her.
"What You Waiting For" went on to be the number 1 single in Australia for a number of weeks. Sam then continued working out of London and Los Angeles, producing, remixing and programming for artists including Robbie Williams, Nelly Furtado, The Veronicas, Pnau / E.S.G. amongst others. In 2006 Sam co-founded the band Tonite Only. Ministry of Sound licensed their two songs "Danger (The Bomb)" and "Where the Party's At" internationally. They remixed "All This Love" for The Similou, which spent 11 weeks at number one in the ARIA Club Chart, followed up by 18 weeks at number one for the Tonite Only remix of "Pictures", Sneaky Sound System, equaling the record set by Madison Avenue's "Don't call me baby".
In addition to remixes for Princess Superstar, TV Rock and others, they released the Ministry of Sound compilation "Mashed III". 2007 saw Sam reestablish his solo career with a hectic touring schedule taking him around Australia, New Zealand and on to Japan, Europe and North America. He mixed the 2007 Pacha compilation for Europe and Australia. Also in 2007, Sam co-wrote and produced the third, self-titled Pnau album with his brother Nick and band-mate Peter Mayes. The record was highlighted by Elton John as his favourite new album featuring the singles "Embrace", "With you Forever", "Baby" and "Wild Strawberries". His production and songwriting skills can also be heard on the "Don't Hold Back" and "Are You With Me?" for The Potbelleez.
The song spent many weeks in the ARIA top 10 and topped the ARIA club and dance charts for months. In January 2008, Sam launched his Ministry of Sound Clubbers' Guide to 2008 Mix CD with an extensive Australian and New Zealand tour. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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