SOUNDS LIKE: Got a gun, screwdriver, knife and shank – plus I break face bones with my platinum rings.
Such is SAMIYAM‘s bio on his social media sites; this soulful joker of the Brainfeeder clan has garnered an international following for his shifty, slouchy, street-infused beats. Funky and disjointed, SAMIYAM’s music thumps with a hip hop backbone and swaggers into the future through a smoky cloud of jazz influences and a twisted sensibility.
With a wide sweep of inspiration from video games to Italian horror movies to Michael Jackson, SAMIYAM unravels sounds then shoves them back together in clever new ways. His music mutates and then takes shape into a hard and sloppy sonic experience, textured by wet beats that drip with soul. Like concrete smashing through a dirty window, the sound of SAMIYAM shatters expectations, and if you listen closely to the fragmented shards of bouncing street bass- you can hear his swag.
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