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Kutmah Selects // Samiyam

March 17, 2012

Samiyam’s ‘Medallion’ is next up on Kutmah’s Worldwide Family Volume 2. Hailing from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Sam Baker takes the legacy of all Detroit’s talented musical sons and daughters and makes hip hop beats filled with snippets of soul, funk, ’70s Italian horror flick soundtracks, Nintendo bonus level music, and ’90s hip hop. Somehow, with this much content, the beats still manage to sound gloriously minimal and disjointed. Fans have been eagerly snapping up his tracks, as Sam freeze frames electro energy and spits it back out as twisted future jazz. Dabrye is a fan, Daedalus describes him as “a thrilling sound to break the sameness,” and Flying Lotus is his brother in arms (they collaborate on the project FLYamSAM). Expect to fly transatlantic with these beats!

Listen to a minimix of the compilation below.

You can pre order the compilation from Rough Trade HERE

Listen to Samiyam’s Myspace here