Thursday, 16 July 2009

Teebs & Samiyam

Backtracking a little, I caught up with the 2 multi-talented beatmakers last week. I spoke to Teebs about his unique manipulation of a broad sampling spectrum (unrestricted by musical genre) in evoking highly emotive, and often nostalgic beats. We also discussed the visual resonance in his music and the crossover influence into his record cover art.
Afterwards we caught up with Samiyam, who played some exclusive heat straight off the Roland 404. We got into discussing the Rap Beats Vol.1 project and its' homemade aesthetic (down to Sam's hand-drawn individual covers). Also Sam touched upon his diverse beatmaking techniques; from being a pioneer of sampling of 8-bit classics to his signature hard hitting synth beats.
Teebs and Sam are two of the most forward thinking artists around and it was a great experience catching up to witness their relentless and inspiring workrate.

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