Sam Ball provides the 99th instalment of The Night Bazaar Sessions with a retro mix recalling some of the finest moments of his career as he releases his first music in 6 years.

Sam’s relationship with Cubism, where he will be releasing the first of a number of EPs in 2021, dates back to the very beginning of the label in 2007. Back then, Sam was riding high, not only following in Nic Fanciulli’s footsteps in Maidstone for Club Class as resident DJ alongside Nic, but also because of his very own sky-rocketing production career.

Being at the forefront of the scene with a 7-year residency for Club Class, he followed this by co-founding and running his notorious OFF KEY parties where he was also resident for 3 years. These raves are the stuff of dance music folklore in the garden of England, welcoming the likes of Jamie Jones and Seth Troxler to Maidstone in the early stages of their careers and legends such as Sasha, Carl Craig, Nick Curly, Terry Francis and Slam for unforgettable day time terrace parties between 2012 and 2015.

However, what went up eventually came crashing down and Sam found himself succumbing to all too familiar excesses associated with the club scene and he fell into a spiral of damaging addiction which meant he had to take an enforced, extended break from the music scene.

Fast forward to today and Sam is thankfully now almost 2 years into his recovery and his vibe has returned. Taking tentative steps into production early last year he has produced a number of amazing tracks with the first of this music, Devil’s Dance and Resurrection dropping this weekend on Cubism. These are tunes are aimed firmly at the dance floor and are aptly named, heralding Sam’s return to releasing music again after beating his demons.

“Being back in the studio is wicked, the place feels like home and after a 6 year hiatus of producing its great being in amongst it again. After the long break I thought I would feel differently about it but if I am honest I felt reinvigorated to make music for myself as opposed to what I felt certain people wanted to hear or certain DJ’s would play which ultimately brought the fun and the soul back to it for me.

Also the buzz leading up to a release is something I missed to and seeing the feedback from various DJ’s and also the kind messages of support from the industry was really cool after such a long battle with my addiction issues.

The buzz I get from making house and techno has stuck with me, I don’t think it will ever die and I can really feel and hear the energy and work I’ve put into all the latest records I’ve made and above all it makes me happy and even happier that I am still here to do it.”

You can download Sam’s new music direct from Cubism.