Introducing The Melodic Sounds & Euphoric Synths Of Common Occupation

Ahead of his latest release on the label, we spoke with Common Occupation aka Sam McNally about his inspirations, workflow and what's next once we're allowed in clubs again!

Photography By David Coleman

When we first heard the unreleased tracks by Common Occupation, one that instantly stood out was Without You, a powerful synth driven masterpiece which has a breakdown that takes you straight back to the Summer of 2019 (you know the one with Festivals and non-restriction holidays). Ahead of his debut release on the label we discuss inspiration, advice and the future.

Hey Sam, tell us a bit about yourself?

I’m a London based dj and producer. It was many moons ago that I first got into electronic music, after listening to a rave mixtape in a mate’s car. I bought a set of turntables and a fixation soon developed for buying techno and trance records as well as summers in Ibiza. Over the years I’ve organised and DJ’d at various parties in the UK before locating to London where as well as DJing and producing, I co-host The Afters, an electronic music podcast. In terms of sound, I’d say my musical style is a warming lattice of melodic synths and euphoric grooves.

For everyone reading this, The Afters podcast is a must listen. What's been your inspirations so far?