Sammy B is a Berlin based Kiwi who has had a long involvement in the bass music scene. With years behind the camera lens as a music photographer her love for bass heavy music meant it wasn’t long before she bought a pair of Technics and an old Serato box to learn DJ-ing herself.
She moved to Berlin in 2013 and in the following years discovered and grew connections within the local scene specifically in Dubstep and DnB circles. In terms of style, Sammy B has a love of most things ‘dark’ be that building and rolling basslines, eerie ambience or metal-like aggression. In recent years she moved out of the 140bpm territory and into the realm of 170 half-time DnB but does not desire to be defined by any one genre.
In 2018 she realised a calling to the ‘promoter life’ and launched her own event series called 'deviate' to provide an alternative perspective for bass music parties, mixing up line-ups and genres with the goal to "depart from usual or accepted standards". The motivation for the event came from wanting to support the less-known or up and coming DJs/Producers while also giving space to female and female identifying artists to encourage their participation in the non-mainstream DnB and bass music scene.
Because of Corona, Gretchen is closed since mid-March 2020. That is why the club is now presenting music from the club into the living rooms of the world. If you like it, Gretchen would be happy to receive donations at the "virtual bar" to compensate for the total loss of income.