Sam’s Jams: Flying Lotus’ Spontaneous and Takashi

From the new album Flamagra on Warp Records

Check out our Sam’s Jams playlist below and listen to CultureShift weekdays from noon. to 2 p.m. on WDET 101.9FM.

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Meta Stange/WDET

California-based producer and beat-maker, Flying Lotus, has released his new album Flamagra on Warp Records. The album is one of the finest works by Flying Lotus to date, showcasing the producers unique style as well as features from Anderson .Paak, George Clinton, Little Dragon, Solange, David Lynch, and more. Taking you through a blend of synth based grooves, modern funk, hip-hop, and experimental jazz, the album in its entirety is an experience within itself.

Sam’s Jams is the weekly song selection of WDET’s creative producer Sam Beaubien, a longtime Detroit musician who also helms the soul-funk band Will Sessions.

From 70 years ago to contemporary releases today, Sam’s Jams is the musical equivalent of digging for hours in dusty record store bins to find forgotten-but-should-be-remembered deep cuts pulled from the genres of funk, jazz and soul genres.

The Sam’s Jams Spotify playlist will update with a new song on Mondays after airing on CultureShift, so bookmark this page to find your new favorite song each week.


  • Sam Beaubien
    Sam Beaubien is a musician, composer, producer, and educator in Detroit. He is also the founder and leader of the acclaimed ensemble, Will Sessions.