Sama Recordings, founded in Vienna in 2014, is an independent record label for advanced audio aspects free of aesthetic or genre-based borders and stands for forward thinking music, which enriches both body and soul. We would like to showcase diversive creative approaches in the vast fields of contemporary electronic music – ranging from deep listening music to sweet dancefloor pearls and the more experimental realms of nowadays underground dance music.

Samāʿ, arabic for “listening”, is a Sufi (Muslim mystic) practice of listening to music and chanting to reinforce ecstasy and induce mystical trance. For me personally the word “sama” functions as a methaphore for listening to meditiative or exstatic music, but is not limited to these ritual forms of perception.

No matter what new style hybride they call it or how the music was produced technically, a certain elevating spirit has to radiate from these waves and frequencies i want to present to you.

grounded and spiralled out of control. the journey continues.

Text by Benedikt Guschlbauer