Since the year 2004, Sam has been the proud owner of two midi cables. They are currently in his closet under some other shit.

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.

SAMIYAM’s new album is slated to be dropped on Brainfeeder later this year; in the meantime check out this track he made with Lorn, also on the lineup for SCREWFACE this Friday night January 28:

Brainwaves (Samiyam x Lorn by BRAINFEEDER

Read SAMIYAM’s full bio here.


Samiyam on Facebook

Samiyam on Myspace

SCREWFACE Debut January 28: LINEUP

PURE FILTH kicks off it’s new Friday night weekly event SCREWFACE at Club Gabah on Friday, January 28 with the massive sound that you have come to know and love from Pure Filth along with a fat roster of talented artists:

LORN (Brainfeeder)
SAMIYAM (Brainfeeder)
DRONE (Respect)
KEMST (Bassface)

+ OICHO on live video mapping


LORN: Unafraid and unhinged, Lorn’s music is exquisitely dark and ominous, simmering with anger, brooding intensity and emotional fearlessness. Plunging headfirst into the absurd, Lorn draws not only a portrait of shadowy struggle but also arouses a dynamic universe of sentiments using deconstructed sounds and skills built from the ground up. His debut album “Nothing Else” is out on Brainfeeder now.

THE PROFESSIONALS: Sam XL and Pablo Hassan have been covering Los Angeles’ crowds in Pure Filth for years now and showing no signs of stopping. At the forefront of the city’s dubstep scene since day one, The Professionals return for SCREWFACE to deliver the bass that your brain and body requires.

SAMIYAM: is the Brainfeeder resident bleepy beat-smith, supposedly from Michigan but most likely from Mars. It’s alway’s a pleasure to catch his sets as he continues to push the envelope with his deep 808’s and mesmerizing off-key riddim’s. A true originator who is going on to Big things…DO NOT MISS THIS SET!

DRONE is a member of LA’s Junglist Platoon that has been dropping firebombs made of dnb on the city for over fifteen years. Awaken to hard-hitting sounds delivered with soul and listen as Drone shootsfire out of his fingers.

KEMST is your host and MC whose infectious energy keeps the party rolling and the crowd screaming for more. Listen to his words and let his rhythms set you free.

OICHO brings the latest in visual pleasures to Screwface with live video mapping; this multimedia artist will pop your top off with his innovative designs.


Club Gabah is located at 4916 Hollywood Blvd (between Edgemont & Kenmore); come early as capacity is limited!

Venue is 21+ and cover is $10. Valet parking is available for $5.


SCREWFACE will be taking over Club Gabah every Friday night every week starting January 28; watch for future lineups to include JAKES, AK1200, Kyle Hall, 6 BLOCC, DJ Lee, Take, Ras G, Daddy Kev, Pablo Hassan, Thavius Beck, Eva, UFO, Atlantic Connection, Metaphase, Novocaine 9, Magi, U.S Marshall, Megachannel< and many more!

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Friday June 11th – Buena Suerte Benefit

Pure Filth is happily lending a hand to produce a benefit event for No More Deaths / No Mas Muertes on Friday June 11th featuring Mexicans With Guns, Take, Sam XL and more! There’s a $4 donation at the door, or you can donate 4 large water bottles instead. It all goes down at Senor Fish in Downtown LA and runs from 9PM – 2AM. The event is 21+ and features full bar and food along with merch from No More Deaths. We hope to see you there!

Sat. May 29th: BASSFACE w/ KROMESTAR @ Lot 613

The next installment of BASSFACE has been changed to accommodate 18+ and is taking place on Saturday May 29th featuring Deep Medi Musik’s own KROMESTAR alongside special guest MC SON OF SELAH. A heavy lineup of Los Angeles’ top bass music DJs round out the bill with 6BLOCC, The Professionals, U.S. Marshall, and Remo along with MC Kemst. More info is coming soon, so stay tuned for all the details! THIS WILL BE THE LAST BASSFACE FOR A MINUTE Y’ALL…SO LET’S GET IT CRACKIN’!

Sat. May 1st: BASSFACE w/ SEVEN @ Lot 613

The next installment of BASSFACE goes down this Saturday May 1st at Lot 613 in Downtown LA! This time around we have SEVEN, a member of the Tempa family and a dubstep artist who you may also recognize under his Drum & Bass moniker — Eddy Woo of Ram Records. Also performing are Jaybird of Kraken Records and Belgian Bombadub artist Knorsq. The Professionals, fresh off multiple sets at Coachella 2010, round out the lineup for a night of earthshakin’ bass as Brainfeeder’s own Dr. Strangeloop provides the night’s visual entertainment!

Doors are at 9PM and this is a 21+ event, so don’t forget your ID! It’s only $10 at the door before 11PM and $15 the rest of the night. Lot 613 features fully stocked bars, an outside smoking patio, and food. The Pure Filth Soundsystem will be in full effect at this night, so come prepared for a loud night in front of the bassbins!

More Info:
Hours: 10PM to 2AM
Age: 21+ w/ ID

Lot 613
613 Imperial St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
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