Sami Nagasaki

Artist and Musician Sami Nagasaki moved to Vienna from Virginia in 2009. For 10 years he booked shows under the name LIFETIME in which the DIY ethos of his hometown informed the strategies he set for engaging a local audience to new sounds. With acts such as Lorenzo Senni, Kelela, Total Freedom, Mykki Blanco, Sissy Spacek (to name a few), Sami contributed to a widening of the sonic landscape in the city. Under his THUNDERDRONE alias, he performed abrasive r’n’b basslines at Donaufestival and supported Cold Cave at Arena. Sami is hosting a night at the new Praterstrasse Club with his crew TSU ツ or DJ on boats with his FUNTAXX siblings and prepares his sculptures to mixtapes that include Dolly Parton and Lil Ugly Mane.