Sam Goku – Paradise Drum
Sam Goku is on fire. Right after his Every Step EP we now present Paradise Drum: a dazzling 3-track EP that further expands his vivid sound palette. The new EP is an absolute highlight from a producer on the rise. The tracks sound connected but have a very different focus – a quality where only the biggest producers live up to.
Opening track Momentum is a deep, tribal work. The incredible drive of tom drums spans throughout its 8-minute arrangement. There’s beautiful detail in every aspect of the track and the harmonies of the lead-pad make it a contender for being one of the big tunes of this years summer. Orchids Rapture, the second track of the EP, sounds more robust. It's a darker club record with a repetitive, sharp lead synth. The closing/title track Paradise Drum completes the EP. Here, Sam Goku goes wild on percussions. The breakbeat driven arrangement is topped off with a beautiful B-part that showcases compelling synth work.
Sam Goku’s real name is Robin Wang. He is based in Munich and his upbringing was Chinese for the most part. His parents moved to Germany in the early 90’s. Growing up with two different cultures, and mentalities, it’s those two contrasting influences we can hear back in the music. “I often talk to people who, respectively, don’t understand the other side and talk badly about other customs and traditions. I’d love to bring to people the understanding, that behind the differences in behaviors and measures, there are often similar, if not the same, emotions and motivations. I believe we need to nurture our culture of understanding. Since I am not a political person, I try to transmit this modest message through my music.”