Sassmouth settled in Chicago from San Francisco via New York City in 2000 where she rapidly reoriented her life to the weekly rhythm of electronic dance music culture. Using her musical training and diverse experience performing live as both a member of string quartets and punk bands, she aggressively attacked the techno question throughout the first decade of the millennium. Sam’s DJ sets reflect her love of dialectics, a tribute to her early explorations into musical yin and yang. Stripped down sounds mutate into jacking funky house, punchy techno, and beautiful sub bass lines and melodies.
While living in Santiago, Chile, Sassmouth found a musical kinship with like-minded Chilean artists, an experience that inspired her musical explorations as well as collaborations with Chilean artists. Since returning to the U.S., she has performed regularly throughout the U.S., promoted a variety of underground and club events in her home town, built a friendly and supportive online home for the electronic dance music community with her website naughtybadfun.org, and returned often to Detroit to perform at club events and the Detroit Electronic Music Festival.
Now working out of her creative base in London, she regularly contributes original tracks and remixes to projects for the Detroit-based label Hej Records while continuing to play dates in the Americas and Europe. Sassmouth, always the social being, is currently working on musical joint efforts with Jason Dunlap of Chicago, DJing back to back with the Punisher of Detroit, and as ‘Pimpi Vampi’ with Chilean partner in crime, Ivan Stipicic.