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About

»KAYAM is the musical duo of siblings Kim and Mike Rauss, playing what they affectionately label Falafel Pop: a fusion of the genres they enjoy, a near obsession for chickpeas and much love.

The siblings had a cross-cultural upbringing, living at various stages in England, Germany and Israel, and the wanderlust they experienced in their early years has no doubt left an impression on their approach to music making and live performance.
Kim sings and plays the Celtic Harp. Mike plays guitar, sings and builds the loops with guitar percussion and the occasional beatboxing.
KAYAM’s songs are atmospheric and compelling, offering room for improvisation on stage and a poised studio approach that makes their songs stand out.«

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Falafel Pop

To free ourselves from specific genres, we call our music Falafel Pop. Some of it is crunchy, some is breezy. Most of it is atmospheric and some is even quite bouncy. Plus, it’s vegan.

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Sand to Snow
Sand to Snow
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Sand to Snow

Our debut Album. A creation that came from many different places and experiences. A reflection of our growth, from snow to sand and sand to snow.

Playtime

37 min

Format

CD, Vinyl

RElease Date

October 2018

Label

Independent

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Albums & Eps

Sand to Snow

Sand to Snow

2018

Singles

Desert

2019

Ground

2018

Midnight

2018

Mountain

2018

Videos

Here you can see us in a series of Images that make us appear to be moving, also known as »videos«. This is a crazy world. Soon we'll all be living in spaceships.

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Ground

One Autumn morning in Cologne, we met this dancer on the streets and crazy things happened! At some point Mike's roommate also randomly drove through the frame on his bike! (not planned)

Length

04:44

Date

November 2018

Location

Cologne, Germany

Production

3YE

3YE

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Midnight

We felt like getting a bit gangsta and wrote our first rap ever. It's inspired by Kim's departure from Israel and a relationship that ended. The guitar riff came while busking outside of a mall in Cairns, Australia.

Length

04:29

Date

February 2020

Location

Köln, Germany

Production

Madmo Cem Adam, Yahav Mor

Madmo Cem Adam, Yahav Mor

Live

Our upcoming concerts. We'll be happy to meet you there! These virtual meetings are cool, but meeting face to face is still the best kind of meeting.

Apparently there's a pandemic happening which is preventing us from playing concerts. We're looking forward to performing once this is all over, and will keep you posted here! 

Booking

Everything you need to book a concert with us. You can also download our very professional Tech Rider / Press kit. We are cereal you guys.

Get in Touch

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions, or even just to tell us a nice story. We'll try to get back to you as soon as possible.

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