The DJ Sessions


Distinct on the Virtual Sessions presented by The DJ Sessions 3/28/22

Distinct | March 28, 2022

Distinct on the Virtual Sessions presented by The DJ Sessions 3/28/22

About Distinct –

At the age of sixteen, Distinct (Samantha Makeiff) was a little young to be getting into the electronic scene, but a series of events had started to show her the way. Starting her DJing career from there, it wasn’t long until she was out purchasing her first pieces of vinyl. Due to an extensive musical background it was only a matter of time before she was dabbling in more than house music, spinning a variety of other genres including drum and bass, breaks, and ghetto funk. Her versatility and ear for top notch electronica has landed her multiple gigs across Canada.

Eager to share her music and support her local scene, Distinct has involved herself with a plethora of local Calgarian production and show crews. Helping bring some of the biggest names into Calgary has proven to be a busy and encouraging use of time, with lots of time also going to pursuing production. With them and a few other collectives, she currently helps to promote, perform and aid in the success of their popular events featuring the likes of Freaky Flow, Black Sun Empire, Dub FX and Dillon Francis to name a few.

After placing 4th in “Calgary’s Next Top DJ” and a recent interview and article in ( she caught the attention of the scouts from the Drum & Bass Girls of Canada. It was no surprise they’d soon be asking her to join the team of women making noise across the country. With an already extensive festival circuit, a dream to conquer the world, and a family of experienced and supportive female artists to back her, there is no stopping this ball of D&B fire, as this is only the beginning of a very promising career.

About The DJ Sessions –

The DJ Sessions” is a Twitch/Mixcloud “Featured Partner” live streaming/podcast series featuring electronic music DJ’s/Producers via live mixes/interviews and streamed/distributed to a global audience. The series constantly places in the “Top Ten” on Twitch Music and the “Top Five” in the “Electronic Music”, “DJ”, “Dance Music” categories.

TDJS is rated in the Top 0.11% of live streaming shows on Twitch out of millions of live streamers. It has also been recognized by Apple twice as a “New and Noteworthy” podcast and featured three times in the Apple Music Store video podcast section. UStream and Livestream have also listed the series as a “Featured” stream on their platforms since its inception. The series is also streamed live to multiple other platforms and hosted on several podcast sites. It has a combined live streaming/podcast audience is over 125,000 viewers per week.

With over 2,300 episodes produced over the last 12 years “The DJ Sessions” has featured international artists such as: BT, Youngr, Sevenn, Robert Babicz, Jens Lissat, Alex Bau, Elohim, Leandro Da Silva, The Space Brothers, Jarod Glawe, Camo & Crooked, ANG, Amon Tobin, Voicians, Bingo Players, Coke Beats, Yves LaRock, Ray Okpara, Lindsey Stirling, Mako, Saint Kidyaki, Distinct, Sarah Main, Piem, Tocadisco, Sebastian Bronk, Toronto is Broken, Teddy Cream, Mizeyesis, Simon Patterson, Morgan Page, Jes, Cut Chemist, The Him, Judge Jules, Patricia Baloge, DubFX, Thievery Corporation, SNBRN, Bjorn Akesson, Alchimyst, Sander Van Dorn, Rudosa, Hollaphonic, DJs From Mars, GAWP, Somna, David Morales, Roxanne, JB & Scooba, Kissy Sell Out, Massimo Vivona, Moullinex, Futuristic Polar Bears, ManyFew, Joe Stone, Reboot, Truncate, Scotty Boy, Doctor Nieman, Jody Wisternoff, Thousand Fingers, Benny Bennasi, Dance Loud, Christopher Lawrence, Oliver Twizt, Ricardo Torres, Alex Harrington, 4 Strings, Sunshine Jones, Elite Force, Revolvr, Kenneth Thomas, Paul Oakenfold, George Acosta, Reid Speed, TyDi, Donald Glaude, Jimbo, Ricardo Torres, Hotel Garuda, Bryn Liedl, Rodg, Kems, Mr. Sam, Steve Aoki, Funtcase, Dirtyloud, Marco Bailey, Dirtmonkey, The Crystal Method, Beltek, Dyro, Andy Caldwell, Darin Epsilon, Kyau & Albert, Kutski, Vaski, Moguai, Blackliquid, Sunny Lax, Matt Darey, and many more.

In addition to featuring international artists TDJS focuses on local talent based on the US West Coast. Hundreds of local DJ’s have been featured on the show.

We have recently launched v3.1 our website that now features our current live streams/past episodes in a much more user-friendly mobile/social environment. In addition to the new site, there will be a mobile app (Apple/Android) and VR Nightclub (Oculus) coming soon.

About The DJ Sessions Event Services – TDJSES is a WA State Non-profit charitable organization that’s main purpose is to provide music, art, fashion, dance, and entertainment to local and regional communities via events and video production programming distributed via live and archival viewing.

For all press inquiries regarding “The DJ Sessions”, or to schedule an interview with Darran Bruce, please contact us at info@thedjsessions.