Boomkat Product Review:
Preceding last weeks Ras G LP on Flylo's Brainfeeder records was Samiyam's 'Rap Beats Vol.1' originally released on CDr but now here in full digital glory for all the digital heads. It's becoming clearly apparent that the Brainfeeder crew, namely buddies of Flying Lotus, all share a common aesthetic when it come to hiphop, opting for brief but magical sketches seemingly following some kind of stream-of-consciousness production method meaning that once each idea has run just over its allotted 90 second lifespan it's time to move on to the next. It's an extremely efficient and esoteric style that Samiyam has nailed on 'Rap Beats Vol.1' as he swiftly moves through 20 myriad-hued Wonky nuggets with a swaggering confidence. With the maximum track length at only 1:41min, we basically get to witness the genesis of each beat, introducing random samples from symphonic strings to wheezing accordians and woozy pianos over grubby fingered beat patterns, finding their feet with a bandy legged strut and once they've reached their stride, it's time to sit down again. The whole concept and execution really sounds like very few others outside of his stable mates aside from maybe Madlib or Dilla meaning that anyone with an interest prime instro hiphop or Wonky needs to check in double fast. Highly Recommended!