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Not to be confused with Samiyan (disambiguation).
Birth name Sam Baker
Born Ann Arbor, Michigan[1]
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genres Instrumental 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

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


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]




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



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

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