In 3013, giant robotic eagles will be the preferred method of transportation, the high top fade will be the only hairstyle of choice, and computers will be doing all the work for mankind in an almost Matrix style scenario. By this time, the economy, naturally, will have been drastically altered. Instead of any paper or denim based dollar, citizens of the world will use vintage Samiyam beat tapes as currency. As strange as it sounds, it will prove to be more effective and efficient, because who doesn’t like music? Treacherous heathens, that’s who.
Luckily for us, we are able to get our hands on his music without much of hassle or without checking on the insane Mars Stock Exchange (I may be taking this a little too far now).
Samiyam’s music manages to be the best of both time periods. A distant future, one we can only poorly speculate on, and the present sonically emerge from the murky depths of his production. As he puts it, “I’m not about futuristic spaceship beats, just straightforward hip-hop.” If his intentions are to make traditional beats, then Samiyam’s results are pushing orthodox production into the distant future.
Perhaps that’s why he found himself signed to Brainfeeder, Flying Lotus’ influential record label that has championed innovative and intriguing musicians. Or why he has been working heavily with Stones Throw Records, a company with a stable of talented producers and artists ready to challenge the status quo.
Yesterday, Samiyam released “Snakes On The Moon”. Essentially a spacey loop, drenched in reverb, repeated for over four minutes. This track sounds like it would fit into the soundtrack of one of those ‘70s cartoons, influenced by an excessive amount of acid. Even though the sounds are primarily the same for the entire song, every minute is engaging.
You will definitely be able to hear what Samiyam was describing in his quote about straightforward hiphop. It's trippy, but the drums still have a very familiar, almost trap-like, quality to them. The synths, however, drive the entire song the opposite direction and are insanely easy to get lost in. They sound like they were played in the future.
If you dug this, and you are not from the future trying to steal all of our precious resources, then you should head over to his Facebook or Soundcloud to catch up on his older work.