Samiyam

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Not to be confused with Samiyan (disambiguation).
Samiyam
Birth name Sam Baker
Born Ann Arbor, Michigan[1]
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genres Hip hop
Instruments Sampler, turntable, drum machine, synthesizer
Years active 2008-present
Labels Brainfeeder, Hyperdub, Poo-Bah Records, Stones Throw Records, Leaving Records
Associated acts Flying Lotus, Ras G, Hudson Mohawke, Blu, Earl Sweatshirt
Website www.brainfeedersite.com

Sam Baker, better known by his stage name Samiyam, is an American hip hop producer based in Los Angeles, California.[2]

History[edit]

Samiyam released the Return EP on Hyperdub in 2008.[3] He also released Rap Beats Vol. 1 in the same year.[4]

His official debut album, Sam Baker's Album, was released on Brainfeeder in 2011.[5] He returned with the album, Wish You Were Here, in 2013.[6]

On January 13, 2016, Pitchfork announced that Samiyam scheduled an album to release in spring 2016, which will include the track "Mirror" featuring Earl Sweatshirt. [7]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • Return (2008)
  • Man vs. Machine (2009)
  • Los Angeles 3/10 (2010) (split with Ras G)

Production discography[edit]

2008[edit]

Daedelus -
  • "Make It So (Samiyam Remix)"
Flying Lotus -
  • "Grapesicles (Samiyam Remix)"

2010[edit]

  • Exile - "Population Control (Samiyam Remix)" from Radio AM/FM (2010)
  • Blu - "NotU.mov" (2010)

2011[edit]

2012[edit]

Captain Murphy - Duality
  • 12. "Drive Thru"
The Gaslamp Killer - Breakthrough
  • 11. "Peasants, Cripples & Retards" [produced with The Gaslamp Killer]

2013[edit]

Earl Sweatshirt - Doris

2015[edit]

Joey Badass - B4.Da.$$
  • 14. "O.C.B."

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joyce, Colin (August 5, 2011). "Album Review: Samiyam – Sam Baker's Album". Beats Per Minute. 
  2. ^ Ellison, Kyle (August 10, 2011). "Champion Sound #2: Feat. Samiyam". Drowned in Sound. 
  3. ^ Power, Chris (June 23, 2011). "BBC - Music - Review of Samiyam - Sam Baker's Album". BBC. 
  4. ^ Fitzmaurice, Larry (July 20, 2011). "Samiyam: Sam Baker's Album". Pitchfork Media. 
  5. ^ Martin-McCormick, Daniel (July 27, 2011). "Samiyam - Sam Baker’s Album". Dusted Magazine. 
  6. ^ Fallon, Patric (October 2, 2013). "Samiyam Drops New Cassette via Stones Throw/Leaving Records". XLR8R. 
  7. ^ https://twitter.com/pitchfork/status/687372762126618625
  8. ^ https://twitter.com/pitchfork/status/687372762126618625

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