Logic1000, EQUAL Artist of the Month, Tells Her Story Through Dance Music
Logic1000, aka Berlin-based producer Samantha Poulter, may have taken a winding path to the music industry, but she’s blazed a trail for fellow female artists nonetheless. The Australia native’s tracks have quickly climbed the charts, attracted a global listenership, and resonated with top DJs. Her impact on the industry and advocacy for other women artists have also earned her the title of Spotify’s EQUAL Artist of the Month.
Logic1000 began making waves in 2019, when her self-described “feminine and fun” tunes attracted the interest of influential DJ Four Tet, who quickly began to champion the artist’s tracks. The rest is history. Today, the creator’s rhythmic beats draw a monthly listenership of more than 500,000, and she’s celebrating the recent release of her EP In The Sweetness Of You. Her body of work is inspired by her experiences. The artist shared, “My ears have always been drawn to a particular sound throughout my life, and I think the music I make as Logic1000 is an amalgam of all of that. I want many people to hear my music because it is a true reflection of my taste, and I guess in that sense it is a way of ‘telling my story.’”
The latest chapter in her story includes joining Spotify’s EQUAL Global Music Program. The program, which recently passed its six-month milestone, takes aim at the gender disparity in the music industry by amplifying and celebrating the work of women creators around the world. The ongoing EQUAL campaign extends resources and generates more opportunities for these artists by creating a global, cohesive, branded experience. Logic1000 will also take her place on the cover of our EQUAL Global playlist, giving her more visibility worldwide.
To get to know this creator, For the Record invited Logic1000 to fill in the blanks on her hopes for equity in music, the emerging artists she’s watching, and her long-standing personal anthem.
The artists who have most inspired me are ____.
[Fellow EQUAL artist] Jorja Smith, Summer Walker, Destiny’s Child, Missy Elliott, and Mazzy Star.
One piece of advice I’d give other women artists is ____.
Try your best to be resilient because the industry can be tough at times for women. Don’t give up if you experience misogyny. Use that as fuel to make bigger and better art. Be loud! Be strong, and be humble with your success.
One notable moment in my career so far ____.
When I released my first EP, Logic1000, a few years ago. At the time, music was a hobby, and I never in a million years thought it could be a career for me. It was such an amazing moment when Four Tet played a track off that EP to a huge crowd at Coachella. It really did open a lot of doors for me. This just proves the importance of bigger artists supporting those who are smaller and up-and-coming.
My creative process consists of ____.
Listening to the music that inspires me during my downtime. I find that doing this every day makes me motivated to be a great musician. It throws a lot of emotion into my body, and I use that as inspiration to make the music I want to make.
One way I’d like to see greater gender equity in the music industry is ____.
To see women and nonbinary people at the top tier of the music industry. I want them to be making the important decisions. I also want to see artists using their power to make sure lineups are diverse. Maybe this could mean artists have gender and racial diversity quotas that need to be fulfilled by festivals in order for them to accept the offer to play.
One up-and-coming woman artist I’m excited to watch is ____.
A few up-and-coming women artists I’m excited to watch are Erika de Casier, Molly Lewis, and yunè pinku.
My girl-power anthem right now is ____.
“Jumpin’, Jumpin’” by Destiny’s Child. It has been my anthem since I was 14, so it is a long-standing love.
Turn up the volume on Logic1000 and other women creators and stream Spotify’s EQUAL Global playlist below: