A Stable Sound Ep. 2: 808s and Heartaches


Cut Chemist
begins the second EP with a dedication to his fans at the previous week’s Tipper and Friends show in Denver by playing a section of his ‘head nod psychedelic’ set. Mike Styles follows up last week’s Brazilian selections with classic funk and hip hop. We then explore the connection between dance music legends Egyptian Lover and Arthur Baker as well as Cut’s first encounter with hip hop through a live concert he recorded in 1983. L’Trimm is reunited on the air to help bring the party up a notch along with DJ IQ on the cut. Put this all together with a Bob Dylan shout out for good measure and you have the second Episode of ASS…

Listen to A Stable Sound Live every 1st & 3rd Saturday (…and sometimes 5th) live on dublab from 6pm-8pm (PST).
Check the archive at Mixcloud!


Sunday October 16, 2016 we are celebrating the grand opening of Nu Wave Studio/ gallery with a group art installation “COHERENCE” featuring Alex Woo Reimond Mark De Luna, Noah Moreno, Mike Bugaoan, Dstructo Manifesto and Katie Ruiz.

This visual display will also bring an exhibit for the ears; Mike Styles, Eric Redbeef Focht, Gabe Real, DMM and SimplHuman will provide the sounds for the evening. Tapas bar will also be provided by local Chefs.


Due to limited space at the gallery this event will be rsvp only. Guests can rsvp on event page or @ nuwavestudio1@gmail.com.

Rhythm Rug with Mike Styles


Join us every 2nd & 4th Wed for The Rhythm Rug – A fresh party dedicated to dancers and music lovers located at The Vault in Downtown Redlands!

21+ & FREE All night long!
9pm to 2am
**Drink Specials**
$3 Fireballs, $3 Sailor Jerrys, and $3 Select Beers

Megatone (Johnny Megatone)
Kenny Wins (Kenny Wins)
Cornbreeze (Brandon Cornielious Walker)
Cuda (David Chadwick)
FeelGoodGreen (Carlos FG Green)

—– Stay Connected —–

A Stable Sound Episode 1: Happy Birthday Cut Chemist


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For over 20 years, Cut Chemist has toured the globe searching for music. Now the time has come to share that collection to the public every 1st and 3rd Saturday. The show will feature different segments to tackle different genres such as cassette culture new wave and rap demos, deep funk 45s, world beats and even contemporary artists and live guests.

“I’ve been missing the ‘party in a box’ feel of mix shows that used to exist 20 and 30 years ago like NYCs Red Alert show or the LA and Bay Area’s Wake Up Show. This is my chance to bring it back and share all the great music and talent I’ve run across over the years.”
-Cut Chemist

A Stable Sound Episode 1 is a celebration for the man of the hour, always sweet, never sour and YO! Cut Chemist sure knows how to throw himself a birthday party. Guest appearances on this one include Thes One (PUTS), Hymnal, Marvski, Gaslamp Killer, the Beat Junkies and a gang of Cut’s favorite selectors plus an interview with Mark the 45 King! Enjoy.

Check A Stable Sound live on dublab every 1st and 3rd Saturday (…and sometimes 5th) | 6pm-8pm (PST)

or peep the archive on Mixcloud!

A Stable Sound on Dublab


The world has been waiting! This Saturday Cut Chemist will take his maiden voyage as host on a brand new radio program for dublab! The first episode of A Stable Sound will debut of a new radio program on http://www.dublab.com on Saturday October 1st from 6-10pm PST and will feature a slew of guest djs and emcees in celebration of Cut’s B-day!


Cut Chemist, Carlos Niño and Mike Styles play Colombia at The Music Center


August 26, 2016 | DJ Night, curated by Cut Chemist, with special guests Mike Styles and Carlos Niño
#danceDTLA #itsbettertogether

“The world is incredibly digital and I like to put my hands in the soil, getting analog again. Everything is getting funneled into a digital frame and something gets lost.

On August 26, I want to celebrate the analog. We’ll be spinning vinyl and interacting in real life.” -Cut Chemist

DJ Nights are curated by influential artists and tastemakers who give voice to the dynamic, vibrant LA culture through music, dancing, arts and aesthetics.

Open to all ages. Food & beverages available for purchase! Parking is $9 before 8pm and $5 after 8pm in The Music Center parking lot located directly under The Music Center Plaza. Access from Grand Ave.

We have tables & chairs for your use, please do not bring any lawn furniture or picnic blankets. Unattended packages will be removed.

NEW RELEASE: Sev Seveer – Smithereens EP (Limited Vinyl)



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.

Aside from accomplishing the unity of visual and sonic cues, an important goal for me with Smithereens is to define new, deliberate ways to use the Roland/Boss SP machines. I used The SP-202, SP-303 and SP- 404 for the project, recorded all of the songs with a unique style that involved recording long, live layering takes of my hitting a note loaded onto a pad repeatedly while riding the pitch effect at various parameters. Sometimes I would use the first note of a longer loaded sample to “tease” the sample in and out of the beat, as you hear on “Televised Chocolate”. This was solely inspired by my research into punctualism. In addition to the pitch effect, I used the time stretch function often for its distorting effects and also the unique pitch parameter in the DJ-effect-looper, all to provide a texture that sounds like a bubbling, composited arrangement of independent tones. Some songs, such as “CSG x CSG”, take a more literal approach to individual tones. Others, such as “Seuratcha Sauce” utilize a more textural ode to punctualism/pointillism. Other pieces offer both approaches.


When I realized this was a sonic-visual project, it was a no-brainer that the cover artwork had to go hard, and that it had to be representative. I was fortunate enough to work with several artists for this project. When discussing the visual possibilities, I received incredible insight from Anna Szymczak, a brilliant painter and activist here in Chicago. She suggested that I also look into the work of Russian abstract expressionist Wassily Kandinski. Kandinksi was a multifaceted artist whose works and styles span many phases, including but certainly not limited to pointillist techniques. He was a pianist and proponent of the unity of sound and color, often assigning tonal and chordal identities to colors. Kandinski’s pieces were more abstract than the Impressionist styles that had been exploring, but I found his work to be so undeniably inspiring, particularly the pieces created during his time teaching at the Bauhaus school in the mid- 1920s. These works were highly geometrical and design-oriented in style, and useful visual examples of Gestalt psychology— a theory focused on our brain’s ability to perceive things as whole as opposed to various parts. Kandinsky’s Bauhaus works were characterized by shapes, lines and strategically-placed colors, appearing initially to be chaotic, but actually quite unified. I found so much similarity to what I was doing with Smithereens in Kandinsky’s paintings, and in reviewing his work I felt a feeling of closure.


RasOm, who created the artwork for my last project, Constant Elevation: Odessa Star, took the reins on one of the two “Smithereens” covers. His work in digital pixel sorting is very similar in nature to the lighting techniques seen in Pointillist arrangements. He was able to chop and screw a great photo of a leaf print on a random sign in Northwest Chicago, taken by Mike Bump, and transform it into a piece that fit the original concept perfectly. Our other artist, Fonte, is a longtime friend of mine, DJ, beatmaker and painter whose works often reflect the sentiments of a roof dwelling graffiti writer born and raised in Chicago. His “Smithereens” piece has a brilliant comic-scene feel, was more of a literal interpretation of the project title, and is surely more Kandinsky influenced. However, the concept of realistic movement that exists in Impressionism holds true for Fonte’s amazingly detailed “explosion portrait”, which is actually an 11 x 15 inch painting of a technicolor plume with depth and texture.

Thanks for listening, visualizing, and reading. Peace and enjoy.

-Sev Seveer

Re:Fresh 8 Year Anniversary: Jeremy Sole + Lucha Libre DJ Set


Our biggest annual party returns to dba256 Wine Bar Lounge!

Beats of All-Nations presents
ReFresh Pomona 8 Year Anniversary!


Jeremy Sole (KCRW, TheLIFT)

Lucha Libre Dj Set (Que Sabroso)


Resident Re:Fresh DJs:


8pm-2am | 21+ | No Cover
256 S. Main St., Pomona 91766

STAY CURRENT with the schedule of events at http://www.beatsofallnations.com/

New Single: Sev Seveer “Circus Sideshow” (Free Download) + Vinyl Pre-Order




Chicago beat savant and Push Beats resident producer, Sev Seveer returns with a brand new project for the Beats of All-Nations catalog.  Challenging the laws of music theory in his latest probe,  Smithereens, available worldwide on July 8, 2016!  With this announcement we are also very excited to announce pre-orders on a very small run of vinyl (our first) and a free download of the first single, “Circus Sideshow.”  Hit play, and we’ll let Sev break it down from there.

“Circus Sideshow (Parade de cirque) is the launch point that I’d like to present to listeners of Smithereens. I feel that it’s a well-defined example of the techniques and themes that I’m exploring in the project. With Smithereens as an ode and journey into Neo-Impressionist divisionism/pointillism from a sonic angle, as well as Gestalt psychology as it pertains to visual art, I wanted to portray in the single a sense of fragmented wholeness. Polyrhythms that might initially be confusing; texture, ambiguous harmonies (Is it in key? Is it out of key?) that if listened to enough times start to really make sense, because as explained by Aristotle, “a whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Parade de cirque is a painting by Georges Seurat of various sideshow acts playing for passersby at a circus near place de la Nation in Paris; it is among my favorites of his work that I’ve explored for its bold and complex use of lighting to define spatial relationships.

Russian painter and musician Wassily Kandinsky is another artist whose work I explored for this project, particularly his assignment of colors to musical tones. I was inspired to create an instrumental that is the sonic mirror of the contrast of warm and cold colors I perceive in observing Parade de cirque. For instance, how to use reverbs with the digital artifacts of time stretched audio to sonically resemble the painting’s wonderful bubbly glow, used so creatively to indicate contrast between the depth of a stage band and the closer trombonist playing before a crowd standing in the dark. Most importantly, even the glow itself is composed of still tinier plops of uniquely arranged fragments of color. Unified macro/microscopic dissonance.

RasOm, who created the artwork for my last project, Constant Elevation: Odessa Star, took the reins on the first of two Smithereens covers. His work in digital pixel sorting is very similar in nature to the lighting techniques seen in Pointillist arrangements. He was able to chop and screw a great photo of a leaf print on a random sign in Northwest Chicago, taken by Mike Bump, and transform it into a piece that fit the original concept perfectly. Thanks for listening, visualizing, and reading. Peace and enjoy.”
-Sev Seveer

Since our first official release, Constant Elevation:  Odessa Star, Sev Seveer independently released the Convergence EP and more recently, Shelfie Baps, a mix of unreleased rap beats.  He also had a featured production spot on our compilation Seasons Change and various hip hop projects along the way, including an entire EP with Highest Low, released earlier this week.