Samuel van Cleef has been DJing since the mid-’90s, when he first discovered the fresh and thriving sounds of breakbeat, jungle, drum & bass and hip-hop. Operating under the alias Sam-C (and slight variations on it), he began playing and organising events within the free party scene in his home country of the Netherlands and further afield too, bringing his crew’s soundsystem to warehouses, abandoned swimming pools and disused military spaces and other such prime raving sites. Over the years he’d mainly spin hardcore, acid and tekno, and headed up the Dosis Decibel label group.
In 2018, however, Sammie returned to his jungle/DnB roots with the launch of his Cat In The Bag label and alias Tommy The Cat. Since then, he’s been releasing beastly tearout junglism via the outlet, and alongside the likes of Tim Reaper, FFF, Pastaman and Coco Bryce, while the following year he added other imprints, Park Sessions & Oldschool Shoes, to his repertoire.