SOSUPERSAM brings her R&B celebration to the Strip
Did you discover? Park MGM is catching some severe R&B vibes. Headlining reveals from Janet Jackson and Bruno Mars. DJ residencies from Questlove and Mark Ronson. Is that this essentially the most soulful spot on the Strip?
It will clarify why Samantha Duenas (aka SOSUPERSAM) is bringing the six-year anniversary tour of her 143 celebration—a month-to-month R&B jam in LA that has expanded alongside together with her attain—to JEMAA, the NoMad Pool Occasion, on Friday, Could 24.
SOSUPERSAM has spun in Vegas earlier than, Downtown at Commonwealth and at Hakkasan’s Ling Ling Lounge, however this can be her first time “throwing my very own celebration,” she says.
“We’ve been attempting to convey our celebration to Vegas for years, and I’m actually excited it’s lastly taking place,” she says throughout a cease in Detroit. “I’ve been in a position to expertise extra of the native music scene in Vegas, and I actually, actually prefer it. Truly, lots of people come to my celebration from Vegas each month.”
143 is an actual celebration, too, not only a DJ digging by means of your ’90s-era faves. “It’s very interactive. I attempt to hold it foolish and get the group concerned and singing alongside, and I’m normally on the mic singing whereas DJing, actually moving into it and attempting to get everyone else unfastened. That is an particularly enjoyable style to sing alongside to, and we’ll hand out one thing random like Cheetos or pizza and hold it enjoyable. That’s in all probability the way it’s going to go down.”
It must be famous that Duenas is a fairly superior singer. She truly bought her begin as a dancer, performing and touring with the likes of Miley Cyrus, Kelly Rowland and Vanessa Hudgens, so when she’s busting strikes behind and in entrance of the sales space, you’ll should sustain. She broke by means of as a DJ round 10 years in the past and began dropping mixtapes together with her personal authentic music in 2016. Take a look at the Precedence EP for a fast dose of her sugary bass-pop, particularly the horny “Good for It.” She tempers the warmth with a goofy video, all the time holding it mild.
“I began within the performing arts by means of singing and dancing, so for me it simply felt like going again to my precise roots—very pure,” she says of stacking singing and songwriting on prime of DJing. “It’s positively a problem and an enormous change, as a result of whenever you’re speaking about stay efficiency, the instances are sooner than membership hours and also you’re coping with people who find themselves in a unique headspace in the event that they’re coming to take pleasure in stay music versus get drunk off their faces and be actually rowdy.”
However SOSUPERSAM and 143 are all about catering to the group, so she’s loved interacting another way whereas sharing her personal music and a unique set of abilities. And her stuff goes down super-smooth.
“Once I began writing, I assumed it will be much more neo-soul, however what truly does come out is much more dance-driven, pop-sounding music,” she says. “And I’m embracing that, as a result of ultimately I would like to have the ability to sing and dance on the identical time.”
SOSUPERSAM Could 24, 11 a.m., $30-$40. JEMAA the NoMad Pool Occasion, 702-730-6784.