By Rosa Gulliver of TINYGMUSIC | 1st July 2021
Unbound Entertainment Group announced today that Korean-American singer-songwriter and guitarist Sam Kim (샘김) has teamed up with UK based DJ & Producer Preditah to release a new single. This will be the first official collaboration between the two artists.
"I was excited when Preditah agreed to join me on this track. It's been an honor working collaborating with him," Kim said. "He's one of the hardest working artists in the game and just a constant inspiration in staying creative."
Sam Kim (샘김) first stepped into the spotlight after finishing second on the South Korean reality show "K-Pop Star". He made his official debut on April 10, 2016, with the single "No Sense."
Sam Kim (샘김) released the first part of his debut EP, "My Name Is Sam", on March 28, 2016, which featured three tracks, including the pre-release single "Mama Don't Worry". His full-length EP, "I Am Sam", which features his iconic soulful and lively guitar playing, is now referred to as "Sam Groove" and was released on April 10, 2016. The lead single was "No 눈치 (No Sense)" featuring Crush. Sam Kim (샘김) made his first appearance on the final stage of K-Pop Star 5 on the same day.
Since then, Kim has expressed his style through his albums. He is constantly in high demand and has not only teamed up with various Korean musicians such as Primary and Loco, but has also been invited on stage as a special guest by several global artists such as Charlie Puth, Tom Misch, and Ruel. Kim's dynamic guitar riff will be fused with Preditah's dance garage-style production.
Preditah, known for his breakthrough track "The Big Wok", is at the forefront of the new generation of producers/DJs coming out of the UK.
He was also responsible for 2017's smash "On My Mind" with Jorja Smith, which featured on her debut album 'Lost & Found'. With five instrumental EPs under his belt (Solitaire EP, Eightsome EP, Circles EP, Red Bull EP & Gears of Grime EP), it's pretty much impossible to visit the UK club scene without hearing one of his tracks.
Before the Pandemic, Preditah also regularly DJ'd the UK and Europe, showing clubs and promoters that he is as good a DJ as he is a music composer.
Preditah is one of the leading producers of the instrumental resurgence of grime in the 2010s. While his tracks are every bit as bass-heavy and edgy as you'd expect from the genre, he places great emphasis on melodies and chord progressions. He often uses brassy orchestral synth sounds.
Both artists began the journey with the incredible challenge of capturing the contrast between Kim's soft yet powerful vocals and Preditah's unique sound of remix underground roots.
Sam Kim's (샘김) and Preditah's new track is due for release in August.
Last week, Kim released his new single, "The Juice", and is actively working on his comeback ahead of the big release of his collaborative work with Preditah.
Take a listen to Kim's latest track.
TINYgMUSIC is excited to be given the opportunity to work with Unbound Entertainment Group in promoting this new track.