hotsiam ハンサム debuts with divine single ‘God Simulate Me’
Melbourne producer HOTSIAM ハンサム (Zane Massey) has sent forth an incredibly delicious and conspicuous lo-fi release, ‘God Simulate Me’.
Very little is known about this lad, but it evident that hotsiam has a keen interest in Asian cinema and an incredible knack for creating lush beat tapes to remix and sample it with.
‘God Simulate Me’ is this producer’s latest work and the first track of prominent release, offering a gorgeous compilation of lo-fi drum beats, Foley/sound effects and Japanese minimalistic synth samples. This has been further layered with humble, soothing vocal lines with almost incomprehensible lyrics.
As though muffled with an ultra-comforting blanket, the vocals are the glue that holds the intricate textural stratums of the track together. Although they are densely outweighed by the audacious leading synth motif, the soft male singing offers a raw, human element to ‘God Simulate Me’, which might otherwise have been lost in the sea of surging crude, and experimental sampled layers.
hotsiam demonstrates great diversity in a variety of works that include remixes, beat tapes and heavily sampled compositions, exhibiting heavy influences from artists such as James Blake, Jinsang and Nujabes. These lo-fi, hip-hop driven, experimental creations cast numerous shades of nostalgia and whimsical vibes, proving to be incredibly easy listening.
It appears that hotsiam has already exhibited minor tracks for some months, but hasn’t gone to any real lengths for them to meet public reception until now. Based off what we’ve heard from ‘God Simulate Me’, we sincerely hope there are more releases to come from this stealthy talent. Be sure to watch this space!
Words by FREYA DINESEN