A late starter, Sam took up DJing at 21 – learning to mix in her mum’s garden shed. Her breakthrough came soon after with a DJ competition and landed her first residency at a club in Weston-super-Mare, where she was also the main booker, while also working in record stores. In 2005, after swapping Bristol for Ibiza, Sam became a vital component of San Antonio’s west end where she makes a triumphant return as a resident for Defected @ Eden and has spent every season on the White Isle ever since. During this time, Divine also began working with Defected, who in 2009 signed her to their artist roster. A weekly warm-up at Mambo ensued, opening for legendary names like Kenny Dope and Frankie Knuckles, as well as hosting the weekly Defected Radio show that currently holds the #2 spot on iTunes in the UK Music Podcasts chart. The real turning point, however, came when she played We Are FSTVL in 2013. “I dropped a mix the night before and everyone went mad for it; the tent went from nothing to one-in-one-out within half an hour,” she explains. “After that, the bookings just went nuts.”
Thanks to her hard working nature, Sam Divine has more than earnt her stripes on the scene. A dedicated army of fans now spreads across the globe, as Sam’s uplifting house sets captivate audiences anywhere she takes to the booth. Sam’s reputation for knowing exactly how to energize a dance floor has been acknowledged by her inclusion in Pete Tong’s Selector Series for Radio 1. Her unwavering love of music is an inspiration for all and remains at the heart of every venture she finds herself on.