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]

Life and career[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]

In 2015, his collaborative track with Earl Sweatshirt and Budgie, titled "Quest/Power", was uploaded on SoundCloud.[7] In 2016, he released the album, Animals Have Feelings, which featured guest appearances from the likes of Earl Sweatshirt, Action Bronson, and Jeremiah Jae.[8]

Discography[edit]

Solo[edit]

Studio albums
  • Rap Beats Vol. 1 (2008)
  • Sam Baker's Album (2011)
  • Wish You Were Here (2013)
  • Animals Have Feelings (2016)
EPs
  • Return (2008)
  • Man vs. Machine (2009)

Collaborations[edit]

EPs
  • Los Angeles 3/10 (2010) (with Ras G)

Production discography[edit]

2008[edit]

Samiyam - Rap Beats Vol. 1
  • 01. "Rap (Intro)"
  • 02. "Super Chronozio Bros. 2"
  • 03. "27"
  • 04. "1984"
  • 05. "Floatation Device"
  • 06. "Flying Slap"
  • 07. "Ghost Ride the Bike (Pull Up, Hop Out)"
  • 08. "It's Important"
  • 09. "Lookin"
  • 10. "Mental Violence"
  • 11. "One Love"
  • 12. "Polkabots"
  • 13. "Quesadilla"
  • 14. "Toad Rage"
  • 15. "Segue"
  • 16. "Snake Cola"
  • 17. "Wrap Up"
  • 18. "Carnival Food"
  • 19. "Cloudy"
  • 20. "Rooftop"
  • 21. "Sideways"
  • 22. "Sunrise"
  • 23. "Untitled 1"
  • 24. "Untitled 2"
Daedelus -
  • "Make It So" (Samiyam Remix)
Flying Lotus - Los Angeles
  • 13. "RobertaFlack" (featuring Dolly) [produced with Flying Lotus and Byron the Aquarius]
Samiyam - Return
  • 01. "Return"
  • 02. "Trick Platform"
  • 03. "Moon Shoes"
  • 04. "Cheesecake Backslap"
Flying Lotus - L.A. EP 2 X 3
  • 04. "Grapesicles" (Samiyam Remix)

2009[edit]

Samiyam - Man vs. Machine
  • 01. "July"
  • 02. "Catch Me Riding Dirty"
  • 03. "Rounded"
  • 04. "Porno Slap"
  • 05. "Fireball"
  • 06. "200 $"
  • 07. "Bonus Mission"

2010[edit]

Ras G and Samiyam - Los Angeles 3/10
  • 04. "Fishsticks"
  • 05. "Brad"
  • 06. "Space"
Exile - Radio AM/FM
  • 06. "Population Control" (Samiyam Remix)
Blu -
  • "NotU.mov"

2011[edit]

Pharoahe Monch - W.A.R. (We Are Renegades)
  • 09. "Haile Selassie Karate" (featuring Mr. Porter)
Shigeto - Full Circle Remixes
  • 02. "And We Gonna"
Blu - York
  • 03. "Everybody Nose" (featuring Sa-Ra and Nola Darling)
  • 04. "Above Crenshaw" (featuring Co$$)
  • 06. "Soupa" (featuring Suzi Analogue)
Samiyam - Sam Baker's Album
  • 01. "Escape"
  • 02. "Bedtime"
  • 03. "Pressure"
  • 04. "Bricks"
  • 05. "Already"
  • 06. "Frosting Packets"
  • 07. "Kitties"
  • 08. "Where Am I"
  • 09. "Cushion"
  • 10. "Turtles"
  • 11. "My Buddy"
  • 12. "No Dinner"
  • 13. "Understanding"
  • 14. "Wonton Special"
  • 15. "Taco Delay"
  • 16. "Lifesized Stuffed Animal"
  • 17. "Sometimes"

2012[edit]

The Gaslamp Killer - Breakthrough
  • 11. "Peasants, Cripples & Retards" (produced with The Gaslamp Killer)
Captain Murphy - Du∆lity
  • 12. "Drive Thru"

2013[edit]

Earl Sweatshirt - Doris
Samiyam - Wish You Were Here
  • 01. "Announcement"
  • 02. "Pandas"
  • 03. "Lunch Meat"
  • 04. "On a Limb" (featuring Evidence)
  • 05. "Dreams (Green Feelings)"
  • 06. "Rice Crackers"
  • 07. "Forget It"
  • 08. "Waves"
  • 09. "Come Thru"
  • 10. "This L"
  • 11. "Italy"
  • 12. "Stuff"
  • 13. "On a Bad Day"
  • 14. "Wooden Backhand"
  • 15. "Snakes on the Moon"
  • 16. "Hummus" (featuring The Alchemist) [produced with The Alchemist]

2015[edit]

Joey Bada$$ - B4.DA.$$
Earl Sweatshirt -
  • "Quest / Power" (produced with Budgie)

2016[edit]

Samiyam - Animals Have Feelings
  • 01. "Taco Chase"
  • 02. "Blowed"
  • 03. "Calisthenics"
  • 04. "Kimchee"
  • 05. "Meditate"
  • 06. "Part 1"
  • 07. "Lord of the Rings" (featuring Jeremiah Jae and Oliver the 2nd)
  • 08. "Animals Have Feelings"
  • 09. "Surprise"
  • 10. "Pier 4"
  • 11. "Lotion"
  • 12. "Dartgun"
  • 13. "Mr. Wonderful" (featuring Action Bronson)
  • 14. "Not a Fluke"
  • 15. "Smoke Break"
  • 16. "Mirror" (featuring Earl Sweatshirt)
  • 17. "One Day"
  • 18. "Teebs Get Angry"
  • 19. "Paddle Boat"
  • 20. "Turkish Vacation"
  • 21. "Ronald"
  • 22. "Gumdrops"

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. ^ Hudson, Alex (February 14, 2015). "Earl Sweatshirt: "Quest/Power" (ft. Budgie & Samiyam)". Exclaim!. 
  8. ^ Pearl, Max (February 18, 2016). "Samiyam debuts on Stones Throw with new LP, Animals Have Feelings". Resident Advisor. 

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