Lee Burridge’s All Day I Dream imprint kick off 2024 with the latest addition to its semi-annual compilation series, A Winter Sampler VI, releasing January 26. Serving as a testament to the label’s commitment to fostering emerging talent and highlighting the cutting edge of melodic house music, A Winter Sampler VI is a curated selection of tracks that showcase the diverse and vibrant sounds within the All Day I Dream family.
A Winter Sampler VI brings together an impressive consortium of artists from around the globe to put together a 12 track offering. The compilation kicks off with Simon Vuarambon’s remix of St Germain’s 2000 hit ‘So Flute’, the euphoric and driving track setting the tone for a journey through the innovative and cutting-edge sounds of the compilation. From Wassu and Bona Fide’s deep yet playful collaborative track ‘Threshold’ to Nathan Katz’s serene and uplifting ‘For You’ to Seth Schwarz and Solidmind’s beautifully spiritual collaboration ‘Create The Universe’, each contribution adds a unique flavor to the sonic tapestry, resulting in a must-listen body of work from beginning to end.
A Winter Sampler VI serves as a testament to All Day I Dream’s dedication to providing cutting-edge organic house from select talent across the globe, providing a platform for both emerging and established artists to shine.
You can listen to the full premiere of Simon Vuarambon’s remix of St Germain’s ‘So Flute’ while reading the short interview we had with him exclusively on When We Dp. Enjoy!
WWD: Hi Simon, it’s a pleasure to have you here. Thanks for speaking with us! Where in the world are you located at the moment?
Hi guys, thank you for having me, I’m currently in my studio in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
WWD: Your journey from being the youngest DJ performing in La Pampa, Argentina, to gaining international recognition is remarkable. When you reflect on this journey, what has driven you to push beyond boundaries in your career?
I think mainly what drove me further in every step along the way was simply the love for the music I have and wanting to express myself with it as close as possible to my feelings. There’s no way possible for me other than pushing my own boundaries to feel I’m growing as an artist.
WWD: Your touring history includes renowned venues like The Brooklyn Mirage in New York City, Cova Santa in Ibiza, Kaap in Amsterdam, and more. Can you share some memorable experiences from your gigs? How has touring internationally influenced your musical style?
As mentioned here some of those were really highlights for me last year, All Day I Dream Summer closing at The Brooklyn Mirage in New York was really great, I played before Lee Burridge and the crowd was so supportive. With ADID I played in Ibiza as well at Cova Santa, and got to experience ADE for the first time last year where I played showcases of Sebastien Leger’s Lost Miracle and Guy Mantzur’s Moments. Last year I also did three tours in North America where I played in most of the big cities on the west and east coast. Touring for me is really a beautiful challenge, as every city and crowd has a slightly different taste and it pushes me to broaden my range of music as a DJ.
WWD: Starting at a young age, you’ve dedicated yourself to music, learning guitar and piano. How have your early influences and your formal musical education shaped your current approach to production and performance?
I always was around my little guitar when I was a child, and then when it was time I went to university to study music and got a degree in Film Scoring Composition. Since then I always continue studying music like jazz and improvisation because it’s just something I enjoy a lot, it’s endless and it makes me feel I’m moving.
WWD: You’ve seen support from icons like Lee Burridge, John Digweed, Hernan Cattaneo, and Guy J. How does it feel to have such influential figures backing your work, and how does their support impact your creative process?
I’ve learned a lot about them, by playing with them as an opening DJ, and also from their advice. They are artists that I look up to, because first of all they’re very nice and kind people and second, they don’t follow trends and they’ve been in this industry for many years and still are on the top of their game. They also support my productions a lot so I feel grateful about that.
WWD: Your releases, including ‘Alycon’ on All Day I Dream and the collaboration ‘One’ with Lee Burridge, have been considered future classics. Can you share the inspiration behind these tracks and how you approach creating music that stands the test of time?
In every track I’m just looking to express myself as best I can, I don’t think about trends or anything but to produce something that I love and feel it’s worth releasing and would like to hear on a dancefloor or listen at home.
WWD: Your upcoming remix of St Germain’s iconic track ‘So Flute’ is amazing! Can you give us a glimpse into your creative process for this remix and what listeners can expect from it? What emotions or messages do you aim to convey in this remix?
It all began sketching some chords on my synths, and a few moments later a passing car outside my studio was playing So Flute loudly enough for me to hear it from inside. Coincidentally, the flute melody happening outside was in the same key I was working on. So I started shaping the remix around those chords, reharmonizing the melody. I feel honored that St Germain liked the remix enough to grant me the opportunity to release it officially. St Germain’s Tourist album was one of the first electronic oriented records that my father introduced me to when I was very young, so this is a very special release for me.
WWD: Your ‘So Flute’ remix is being released as part of All Day I Dream’s A Winter Sampler VI compilation. What are some of your other favorite tracks on the compilation?
All Day I Dream always release on their compilations very different tracks, there’s Nathan Katz’s For You which is a sweet one, and it’s also nice to see Lauren Ritter back on ADID and many other great ones. It’s also coming on vinyl later this year!
WWD: Is there anything specific you’d like to share with your fans, or any message you’d like to convey as they look forward to your upcoming releases?
I’ve recently got invited by John Digweed to do a guest mix on his legendary radio show Transitions where I included many unreleased tracks and studio work of the past months. It’s now available on my Soundcloud.
Thank you everyone for supporting my music!
Release Date: January 26th, 2024. Buy Here