Squeak E. Clean
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Heading west from his hometown of NY, Sam Spiegel (aka Squeak E. Clean) began DJ'ing clubs and events around Los Angeles. His signature party, Suds, is an annual gathering he hosts at unconventional venues (previous locations include a laundrymat and a car wash). Sam has spun at award shows, clubs, premieres, parties, and fashion shows in countries such as Japan, Brazil, Morocco, Canada, Australia, and England.Read More...
In addition, Spiegel scored and compiled the soundtrack for Spike Jonze's cult classic "Yeah Right!" (the top-selling skate movie of all-time) as well as the skateboarding movie classic "Hot Chocolate." His film composing credits also include the Korean anime "Sky Blue" and the HBO documentary "Pretty Things," and his music has been featured in "The Boys & Girls Guide To Getting Down" and "Human Nature" as well as the snowboard movies "City. Park City." and Warren Miller's "Off The Grid."
Sam is also well known in the advertising world, having scored spots for brands such as Nike, Adidas, Levi's, ESPN, Virgin Mobile, eBay, Toyota, Jose Cuervo, Saturn, Wendy's, and Honda while working with directors like Mark Romanek, Tarsem Singh, the Malloy Brothers, and Spike Jonze. In particular, the song "Hello Tomorrow" (written and produced by Squeak E. Clean and featuring Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and featured in an Adidas commercial directed by Jonze, won the Gold Lion for Best Music at the 2005 Cannes International Advertising Festival and Silver for Original Music at the 2006 Clio Awards.
While Spiegel has produced and remixed tracks for Maroon 5, Iggy Pop, Kylie Minogue, The Eels, Ben Lee, The Cardigans, Swollen Members, Fatlip, The Bumblebeez, and more, 2006 saw the release of the first major label album fully produced by Squeak E. Clean. Show Your Bones, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs sophomore record, was named "Album of the Year" by the likes of Rolling Stone, NME, and Spin, and was nominated for a Grammy for best alternative album. However, Sam already has turned his focus to completing his longtime NASA project (North America/South America). The album is a Brazilian-inspired hip hop collaboration with DJ Zegon featuring KRS-One, Karen O, Del the Funky Homosapien, David Byrne, Fatlip, Tom Waits, RZA, Rakim, Chali 2na, M.I.A., Spank Rock, De La Soul, Method Man, and the last recorded track from the late Ol' Dirty Bastard to name a few.
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- Hello Tomorrow - 29,949 plays
- Hello Tomorrow FULL - 10,827 plays
- Corona (Jackass Opera Mix) - 4,608 plays
- Corona - 2,301 plays
- Hello Tomorrow (feat Karen O) - 6,606 plays
- Hello Tomorrow (Adidas Version) - 5,199 plays
- Lollipop-o (Squeak E. Clean and Desert Eagels remix) - 1,327 plays
- Hello Tomorrow - Adidas Version - 2,583 plays
- Trails (Spike Jonze DVD Trailer) - 1,094 plays
- Martian Sunrise ("Yeah Right!" Soundtrack) - 1,046 plays