John samels

John samels

Brooklyn NY

Genres:  Rap BeatsHip-HopAmbientElectronic

Warsaw

Instrumental from the Dessa album "Parts Of Speech".

Call Off Your Ghost

Instrumental from the Dessa album "Parts Of Speech".

Clue Club

Instrumental from the Paper Tiger album "In Other Words".

Goon System

Instrumental from the Paper Tiger album "In Other Words".

PAPER TIGER (John Samels) is a Brooklyn-based / Minneapolis native electronic music producer and founding member of the Doomtree hip hop collective. He’s contributed beats to Billboard Top 200 albums, including Doomtree’s All Hands, P.O.S’ Never Better, and Dessa’s Chime. (Pitchfork describes Paper’s sound with “crisp drums, excellent production and interesting mixes.”) As a live DJ and producer, he has toured throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe, including plays at Glastonbury, Lalapalooza, SXSW, X–Games, and Riot Fest. His compositions have also been performed by the Grammy winning Minnesota Orchestra in collaboration with Doomtree artists Dessa. Paper Tiger is a founding member of the group SHREDDERS along with Doomtree cohorts Sims, P.O.S, and Lazerbeak. The crew has released two albums Dangerous Jumps (2017) and Great Hits (2019) and supported the release of both projects through U.S. tours. As a solo artist, Paper Tiger has created an ambitious range of material, including In Other Words: a moving 16-song collection that explores the voice as an instrument without lyrics. More recently, he collaborated with vocalist James Gundersen on CLOQUET, an upbeat, pop-leaning project, influenced by 80’s and 90’s indie dance music. His work in Film and TV include an original score for the HBO documentary “Rock In A Hard Place” as well as unique compositions for world-wide brands and culture-makers including HBO, Condé Nast, The New Yorker, VH1, Beats By Dre, and Nike.

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