Goldierocks, AKA Sam Hall, is an international DJ and broadcaster with a celebrity following that includes Madonna, Giorgio Armani, Richard Branson and Jade Jagger (she’s performed exclusively for them all).
Her weekly global radio show ‘The Selector’, legendary to those in the know, goes out to a staggering 44 countries; from Vietnam to Russia to Palestine, with Georgia and Libya being the most recent additions to the list. With 4.3 million dedicated weekly listeners, The Sunday Times has described it as “the most cutting-edge British music show out there.” She also hosts a late night specialist spin-off dance show ‘Selector After Dark’ broadcast in Mexico, South Africa & China. 2016 saw Sam become the ‘face of dance music’ for Capital FM presenting The Capital Weekender with Ministry of Sound every Fri & Sat night from 10pm in the mix broadcast nationwide across UK on FM to 8 million listeners. 2016 also saw Sam launch her own weekly independent, specialist mix show ‘Firefly Mix Series’ on Pioneer DJ Radio, joining the likes of Carl Cox, John Digweed & Claptone, broadcast every Tuesday 15:00 (GMT). She is also the new co-host for Bestival FM, alongside Rob Da Bank, broadcasting every Thursday 14:00 (GMT) on Soho Radio. This leads on from her coveing dance shows on Capital FM & Capital Xtra (2014-2015) including Marvin Hume’s flagship weekend show. 2015 saw Sam become an anchor for Ministry LIVE, Ministry Of Sound’s official radio station, where she was on air every day 11-3 until the stations closure. This follows on from her covering the early breakfast show on BBC Radio 1 in 2011.
As well as radio, Sam performs at endless festivals worldwide including Bestival, Secret Garden Party, Latitude, Ibiza Rocks, Burning Man and Lake of Stars to name a mere handful. Then, more unusual venues might be Soviet bunkers in Kazakhstan, inside igloo discos in Austria and on slightly more luxurious super yachts in Monaco. In 2014, she had the opportunity to DJ in Cuba becoming the first ever female DJ from overseas allowed to perform there.
In 2012 Sam had the honour of performing a 90 minute set at the London Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony which was televised on C4. With a crowd of 80,000 people with millions watching at home, it was one of many career highlights for Ms Hall.
In 2012, Sam flew to Egypt shortly after the Mubarak demonstrations to record her radio show and meet other musicians, DJs and young people with broadcast career aspirations. She often visits countries in conflict to work with young people, community projects and to launch ‘The Selector’. In 2013 Sam flew to Libya to work with the Youth Forum in Tripoli, the first international culture correspondent to visit the country since the fall of Gidaffi. In 2014 she travelled to Jordan with the charity Oxfam to visit Zataari, the second largest refugee camp in the world. Experiencing first-hand the lack of amenities and desperate need for aid, Sam created her first radio documentary with interviews and reports from her trip, stirring up public awareness and drumming up extra support for Oxfam’s Syria Crisis campaign.
A practiced and fluent writer. Sam is a monthly columinist for DJ Mag, contributing writer for style & culture publication Phoenix, a regular blogger for Huffington Post & featured writer for Mixmag & Ministry of Sound. 2015 also saw Sam speak at TEDx with her talk ‘The Enduring Power of Radio to Change Lives’, an incredible honour.
An experienced and adaptable TV presenter. Sam is just as comfortable in a classic studio environment as she is as a roving reporter at festivals. Having been an anchor for 4Music fronting series like ‘BOOM TV’ and ‘Pop Up Pop Quiz’. She’s travelled the UK with the likes of Last FM, Xbox, and Reebok to host their festival coverage. She can confidently move from red carpet coverage to unique online content to factual film. Having hosted the official coverage for Brits.co.uk multiple years in a row, been an anchor for You Tube’s original content program ‘Fash Tag’ and filmed three series of the online show Red Bull Bedroom Jam, as well as fronting BBC2’s ‘Your Body: You Image’ documentary.
Sam most recently held her own on BBC2’s ‘Newsnight’ discussing the demise of the UK Chart Show and currently is in development with a national station for an immersive documentary series.. this year is going to be very exciting.
With years of DJ experience and a theatre degree from Goldsmith’s university behind her, Sam is known for her theatrical flair as well as her cutting-edge playlists. She has stage dived, rocked out and propelled herself off various stages around the globe having DJ’d her unique blend of eclectic house, world beats, mash up electro & bass heavy remixes to thousands across five continents. She continues to pave the way for female DJ’s and females in broadcasting- being an avid spokes person for equal rights and at the forefront of groups like Sound Women, as a mentor for the Student Radio Association & National Prison Radio Network. It’s no wonder that the Evening Standard says of her ‘…she could be the most influential woman in pop’.
“Her job: bringing cutting-edge music from the British underground to the rest of the world” – The Guardian
“Wonder Woman” – Marie Claire
“The country’s coolest radio show” – The Sunday Times
“Ultimate alpha female” – Cosmopolitan
“Festival it girl, touring DJ and international party know all” – Clash Magazine
“She could be the most influential woman in pop” – Evening Standard
Mixcloud Online Radio Awards 2015 – The Selector ‘World’s Best Music Radio Show’
Radio Academy’s “30 Under 30” Class of 2014
Mixcloud Online Radio Awards 2014 – The Selector ‘Best Pop Show’ (and Runner Up of Best Online Global Show)
ShortList ‘Brit List’ 2013
Sony Golden Headphone Award – Sony Radio Academy Awards (London, UK 2013) Nomination
Best Regularly Scheduled Music Program – New York Festival (New York, USA 2012) Finalist
Best Radio Show – International Radio Festival (Zurich, Switzerland 2011) WON
Best Regularly Scheduled Music Program – New York Festival (New York, USA 2011) WON Bronze Award
Best Radio Show – BT Digital Music Awards (London, UK 2011) Finalist
Best DJ – Urban Music Awards (London, UK 2011)