Samiyam Rap Beats Vol.1
Wassup, my name is Samiyam, from Michigan, just moved out here to sunny LA. Enjoying the weather out here as my homies back home freeze their ass off.
When did you first develop a vested interest in music?
I dunno, I’ve been listening to music forever. I used to play instruments, like the piano and the clarinet for a while. I really started thinking of making my own music in high school, listening to hip hop and wondering how the fuck people make this shit.
How would you discribe your first beats?
Wack. Not very good. I guess some of that shit is all right but the mixes would be super fucked up. I started off with the MP first off. I don’t think I was that great on it at first.
When did you first notice a sound developing in your shit?
I guess at one point when I was using the MP I was doing some shit that had a little sound to it, sampling records and I had bought a little synth and I was playing bass lines. Shit was coming out with a little sound to it. I made some shit maybe a year or so after I started making shit and thought, ah, that sounds allright. Even after listening to it after a couple of months, I was just kind of making shit and having fun before that, making stupid shit.
How do you see your shit, or do you not even see it in a certain way and it’s just something you do?
I don’t really see it in in a certain way, it’s just some shit I do. I got the machine I like to make music on, just turn it on and do some shit. I mean I guess the shit sounds a certain way sometimes when it’s done but I don’t think of shit in any special way, that question’s kinda weird.
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Samiyam – Rap Beat 8
Samiyam – Rap Beat 21
MADLIB LIVE AT HELLA INTERNATIONAL
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This short DJ set from Madlib includes bits of new material including Beat Konducta #5 and his unreleased Madvillain remixes, spinning live at Hella International, Stones Throw’s yearly event at Miami’s Winter Music Conference. Special thanks to host Aloe Blacc and to Hella International’s presenter VTech Phones for allowing us to make this a free event. www.stonesthrow.com/news/hellainternational
Jackson Conti – Sujinho
What do you get when you combine Madlib productions, classic Brasil standards and the drummer of Azymuth Ivan ‘Mamao’ Conti?
The answer is JACKSON CONTI – SUJINHO. A fullfledged 80 min trip through Brasilian history….
Filled with songs from the greats of Brasilian music of the mid sixties to early seventies. Luiz Eca, Chico Buarque, Joao Donato, Baden and Vinicius, Marcos Valle, Dom Um Romao, Airto even George Duke gets a look in, and of course Azymuth.
Madlib is an artist that gives one new ears every couple of years if you choose to pay close enough attention. As for Jackson Conti, Madlib & Azymuth will blow your heads open ! More info coming soon. Watch out for the limited 7″ which is dropped on the 13th of March !!! courtesy: www.kindred-spirits.nl
Jackson Conti – Sao Paolo Nights
Jackson Conti – Barumba
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Brand New and Good for You
A Brand New track for you from Liquid Spirits & Phonte. Hmm this must be our favorite track of the week although it’s only just a jamversion. Soon more from Liquid Spirits on Kindred Spirits.
Liquid Spirits – If you don’t love me feat Phonte
Sy Smith did very well with the “Reach down in your soul” Video, which you can see in the earlier posts on moovmntdotcom. Sy’s album “Conflict” is produced by Ant Bell (Jill Scott, Kindred), Ty Macklin (Erykah Badu), and Dre King (Reach down in your soul). She also produced some tracks herself. Psyko Records presents “Conflict” Enjoy!
Sy Smith – Reach down in your soul feat Wes Felton
Sy Smith – B side love affair
This mini-documentary on Wax Poetics. magazine, beat/vinyl digging, and the whole culture is super cool. There were some really good quotes in there. Not word for word, but they went something like this, “This magazine is for people who want to learn about music they DON’T know.” As opposed to say Rolling Stone or Source that covers the same 20 people over and over again. Another one I liked was “I want to make a magazine where when you’re done reading the whole thing, there NO WAY you would throw it away.”
01 Blu – Piece
02 Blu – Git It Now f. Move.Meant & Trek Life
03 Blu – City of Los(t) Ang(e)les f. Co$$
04 Sene – Dope 4 Gold f. Blu
05 Blu – Spanish Winter
06 Blu – My Boy Blu
07 It’s Ok (Part One) f. Myth & Definite
08 Blu – Local Legend (prod. Flying Lotus)
09 Blu – Respect
10 J Dilla – Sun In My Face f. Blu & Jontel
11 Mumbles – Never Ending f. Flora Purim & Blu
12 Blu – Top 5 N Luv (Taking a Little Break)
13 Talib Kweli – Hostile Gospel (rmx) f. Joell Ortiz & Blu
14 Blu – Bad News Barnes
15 Blu & Sene are… A Day Late A Dollar Short – Stoopid (prod. Blu)
16 Blu – Mars (rmx)
17 Blu – Fly (Song of Liberation) (prod. Exile)
18 Blu – Maintain f. Donel Smokes, Co$$ & Jontel (prod. Exile)
Thanks to The Exactly for posting this.