Sev Seveer is a hardware beat maker from Chicago. He is a resident of Chicago-based Push Beats collective and has been featured at SXSW, Beat Cinema, the Toledo Museum of Contemporary Art, Exploded Drawing, and by the Chicago Tribune.
While he is generally known for his academic approach to thoughtful, experimental projects, Shelfie Baps II is a hard hitting compilation made mostly of battle beats and shelved instrumentals for rap projects. The Shelfie Baps series consists of unreleased and rarely heard instrumentals made over longer spans of time.
Shelfie Baps II is Sev Seveer’s second 12″ LP and his third official release, all available on Beats of All-Nations. With launch of this pre-order supporters will receive “Daily Bread (w/ Booda Blaou & Waterr)”, the first single “Fah,” accompanied by a music video composed entirely in Snapchat and the first installment of the self-released, Shelfie Baps (2016). PRE-ORDER VINYL!
Vinyl is in production now and limited to 300.
Vinyl Ships January 4, 2019
Executive Producer: Beats of All-Nations
Produced by: Sev Seveer
Photography: Mike Bump
Album Design: RTST
Video Editing on “Fah”: @Soundinsect
Upon return from a recent trip to the deepest of crates in Colombia, Cut Chemist and Beats of All-Nations sought out to remix a unique set of dusty records, each different from the last, with an equally diverse list of producers. Going Back to Cali: Cut Chemist’s Colombian Crates Remixed is MORE THAN CUMBIA, its a reflection on a tropical culture rich in spirit, creativity and passion strung together with field recordings found along the way. These records were bought in Cali, Colombia during Patronio Alvarez Festival last year, hence the name.
Our trip begins with folklore Colombiano favorites Los Corraleros de Majagual over a crunchy boom-bap by Co. Fee from Los Angeles’ beat collective, My Hollow Drum. Dance Kill Move (Stockholm, Sweden) adds some serious low end to Los Jovenes de Hierro’s classic charanga, “Ritmo Sabroso.” Ubiquity recording artist, currently residing in Colobmia, Bosq and Yukicito of La Junta (Los Angeles) contribute absolute party starters, while El Dusty’s “Mi Chola” give Los Teen Agers a taste Corpus Christi, TX. Atropolis (Queens) pays homage with a heavy stripped down edit of Julio y su Combo’s “Lamento Cumbiambero” and Los Chicos Altos (Barcelona) add in some rub-a-dub flavor on Los Hermanos Tuiran’s “Lluvia.” In addition we explore national treasures and the lesser known, new styles of chirimía, porro, pachanga, salsa and cumbia as interpreted by Sumohair (Los Angeles), Gabe Real (Pomona, CA) and Greece duo SUPERSAN (aka Panama Cardoon & Mister Kentro).
released June 21, 2017
Brought to you by: A STABLE SOUND & BEATS OF ALL-NATIONS
Arrangement & Field Recordings: Cut Chemist
Project Coordination: Mike Styles
Cover Design: Joseph Moreno
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Smithereens is yet another one of my journeys into bringing visual stimuli to sonic fruition. In this case, my prompt and inspiration was Neo-Impressionism, particularly Pointillism. Last year I created an instrumental that eventually went on to be the title track of this project. The song was so complex in nature; I couldn’t even tell you where my mind was when I was arranging it. It wasn’t even a recording that I was sure I liked at first, mostly because of its frantic and composited structure. In an unrelated instance (or maybe it was related, subconsciously) I was reading about Georges Seurat and his role in leading the French Neo-Impressionist movement in the late 1800s. It occurred to me that this style of visual art was the only way I could describe the song that would eventually go on to establish Smithereens as a project. Initially when I began to lay out supporting instrumentals, I made stringent attempts to abide by the complexity of the concept song. I found that it couldn’t be done, and that the beat was truly a moment in time. I then decided to continue studying Pointillism/Divisionism and some of its key characteristics— the progressive yet realistic use of primary colors, lighting, contrast and also very importantly, movement— as my guide in arranging new instrumentals in their own unique way, while still keeping with the prompt.
In music theory, the parallel/counterpart to Pointillism is known as Punctualism. Punctualism essentially gives unique individual life to each note in a piece. Arpeggiated notes of varying pitches, lengths and dynamics take the place of the ‘colored dots’ that you see in pieces such as Seurat’s most famous work, “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.” The techniques were independently established of course, i.e neither gave birth to the other. Their juxtaposition is largely interpreted perspective.
Re:Fresh Pomona, celebrating 10 years, comes together for our annual year end party podcast with DJs Gabe Real, JB, Mike Styles and Subira, in that order.
We give a sneak peak into our new release, Sev Seveer’s “Shelfie Baps II” available for pre-order on limited vinyl (300 qty) at http://www.beatsofallnations.bandcamp.com Many thanks to all of our past guests and contributors of artwork, photography and most of all our listeners.
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Cover Art: Blindherd
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Beat Cinema is a music space born in the Inland Empire with a global reach, focused on music producers performing their art in front of live visuals and enthusiastic crowds. After 9 years, nearly a hundred podcasts deep, and a growing number of artist releases under their belt, the team has grown to be one of, if not thee, top ranking platform in the communal beat scene. Resident OGs Rick G, Dropdead and DMM join us on Beats of All-Nations Radio 034. They are accompanied by their VJ, Major Gape, who really puts the Cinema in the crew’s name. They collectively takeover the show with their unique sound stylings and own remixes and further discuss their visions with Mike Styles and Gabe Real. Keep up with Beat Cinema events and releases at www.beatcinema.org
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Opening Single, “Daily Bread” from SHELFIE BAPS II LP by Sev Seveer, on Beats of All-Nations. Vinyl Pre-Order at https://bit.ly/2UX32qt
Engineer: Gabe Real
Producer: Mike Styles
This Saturday, December 8th, we’re excited to announce that Beats of All-Nations, represented by Mike Styles and DJ Gabe Real will be opening for Bomba Estereo’s #junglatour2018 at The Novo, DTLA! Sumohair’s new group Reyna Tropical are also on the tour so you know we’re #GoingBackToCali 🇨🇴 #beatsofallnations
Music & culture historian, iconic photographer, professor, director, DJ and friend, Brian “B+” Cross, joins us on a very special episode of Beats of All-Nations Radio, for an in-depth discussion about his photo book / visual mix GHOST NOTES: MUSIC OF THE UNPLAYED. He blesses us with an array of unheard music and stories from his journeys around the globe.
GHOST NOTES & More from B+: http://www.mochilla.com/
We open the show with a brand new single, “Fah” from our upcoming vinyl release SHELFIE BAPS II by SEV SEVEER
Pre-Order: http://beatsofallnations.bandcamp.com | Shipping 01/04/19.
Mike Styles pays homage with a “Brasilintime” inspired set of records and DJ Gabe Real closes the show with some dubby treats. We’re also joined by Porchlite who joins the conversation and captured some great moments.
Studio Engineer: DJ Gabe Real
Producer: Mike Styles
Cover Art: BLINDHERD
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We recently had an opportunity to curate a beach date with the help of our friends Sweet Beats DJ truck and Living Room Sessions for a live recording at Santa Monica Beach. We were joined by producers SumoHair & Co. Fee with supporting DJ sets by Mendzter of Living Room Sessions, Mike Styles & Subira. Big shout out to Kiyomi & Ry Toast of Sweet Beats for providing the incredible soundsystem on wheels and photos featured here, as well as AJ (LRS) for recording video & audio of the sets. Enjoy!
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One of Southern Cal’s most requested Afro-Latin tropical front, YANGA, joins us in-studio for a one of a kind live session! We then sit with the group to discuss their history, future releases with New York based label NAMES YOU CAN TRUST and impressive list of side projects with other musicians, like Chico Mann, Buyepongo, Quita Penas, El Michels Affair & Brainstory. Get ready to get #MasTropical! Mas Musica: https://bit.ly/2fJ1mjR
Studio Engineer: DJ Gabe Real
Producer: Mike Styles
Cover Art: BLINDHERD
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Episode 031 features Adrian Plus joins us with a seamless steamy mix that ranges from sweet summer soul to modern electronic boogie with a solid dose of hip hop and everything that influences him in between.
We open the show with another highly requested, feel good reggae 45 set by DJ Gabe Real, playing the not so obvious or easy to find chunes. We take a trip down memory lane and he discusses his work as an engineer on Afta-1’s “FORM” LP as one of the first projects that came out of Music Culture Freedom Studio as it plays behind the discussion. Subira wraps the show with an eclectic mix of hip hop and Mike Styles hangs out for the conversation.
Catch Adrian Plus every Second Saturday at Homage Brewing for “Arts and Drafts” at the Pomona Artwalk.
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