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An international DJ, radio/TV broadcaster and theatrical performer – Sam Hall aka DJ Goldierocks spends her time invading festivals and after-parties all over the world. Always up for an adventure, the DJ is eclectic, passionate and whole lot of a giggle. The bubbly blonde from London recently flew to Nepal to launch her worldwide UK radio show – The Selector – for its Nepal broadcast. She also entertained Nepali crowds at ‘Celebrating The Bond’ – an event organised by the British Council to celebrate 200 years of Britain-Nepal friendship. WOW caught up with her for a fun tête-à-tête.

Goldierocks

How long have you been DJing?

I’ve been DJing for about eight years, which may not seem like a long time but sound wise, it’s really evolved. I used to play a lot of rock n roll and Indie music, and now it’s very much club dance music.

What is your favourite kind of music?

It depends on what mood I am in. If I am in a party mood, then I like deep house, electro and techno. If I am relaxed, I go for a little bit of reggae and dub but British rock bands are the best! (laughs)

Goldierocks-DJIs this your first time in Nepal? What had you heard about the country before?

Yes, it is actually. It’s obviously supposed to be one of the most beautiful places in the world with the loveliest warm people which has been proven to me during my stay here. I have been so excited. I have wanted to come to Nepal for about 10 years. So it’s such a shame that I didn’t get to stay here for long. But I’ll come back on holiday for sure.
Any records coming up…

I don’t make music, I am a curator of new music and I support new artists. Another thing is I’d love to take some Nepali music back home with me, know some cool scenes and understand artists, and play them in the UK. So if you can recommend any artists/bands or DJs, please send them my way. I’m @Goldierocks on Twitter and soundcloud.com/goldierocks. Send in new music and I’ll play it on UK radio. I’m Goldierocks on Facebook and everyone can find links to my radio, television and written work.

Where can we hear you online?

Selector-radio.com is where you can listen to the show or why don’t you just listen to it on FM here in Nepal. I think that’s a better option!

What kind of a show is The Selector?

It’s a two hour new music radio show. What makes it quite unique is that we’re completely cross-genre. So we play Indie and rock, and then we play hip hop, blues and jazz, house music and electronica. It’s really eclectic. It’s a little bit like Jump Hill, which used to come on BBC Radio 1 and we give it out around the world. There are live sessions, DJ mixes, interviews, and record label features. It’s a fully intense show. Now we’re broadcasting in a total of 46 countries including Nepal. We’re really excited that Nepal’s part of the family.

Where does your stage name come from?

Goldierocks comes from Goldilocks and the Three Bears – the very famous European folk tale and in the story, the title/main character has a really long blonde hair like me. But then it was rocks because I’m normally quite theatrical when I DJ. I jump around, go crowd surfing, and climb up things. So I’m like, “Goldie Rocks! Yay!”