5 Facts You Should Know About Sem Thomasson

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By: / July 1, 2014

Dance music’s Sem Thomasson is coming out of Belgium without waffling.

The Belgian producer serves up a spirited piece of accessible electro house music with “Heart Attack” (out now on Mutant Records), featuring the infectious lung-power of Elisabeth Stone. Stickier than glue, this tune will attack your heart in the best way possible.

Listen to the tune below, then check out five facts you should know about its architect, Sem Thomasson, after the jump.

1. “I started making music at the age of 10, but never studied music. I taught myself everything from writing music to producing it, and even building up my knowledge of the music industry.”

2. “I was raised and is still living in Belgium. My main influence growing up was Belgian Eurodance music.”

3. “My real name is Thomas Sempels, but I felt it didn’t sound very ‘international,’ so I came up with one a bit more original. A lot of people actually I’m Scandinavian.”

4. “Besides DJing in clubs and at festivals all over the world, I have a residency in Club Versuz, which resides in my hometown. When I am in Belgium and I have a free weekend, I’m performing at the biggest club in Belgium and it’s walking distance from where I live!”

5. “I released my first vinyl record at the age of 18. The EP was #1 in Belgium’s Dance charts after one week. Later on, the project by the name of U&Me scored a Beatport Top 20 hit with a cover of Rui Da Silva’s ‘Touch Me.’”

Own it via iTunes or Beatport.