NEW RELEASE! Beats of All-Nations: Seasons Change

Beats of All-Nations presents Seasons Change

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Executive Producers:
Mike Styles & Porchlite
(M. Martinez & M.Bugaoan)

Mixing & Mastering:
Jose “Choco” Reynoso

Artwork:
Deladeso

Music:
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New Single: Sev Seveer feat. Megiapa – C.S.G. from SEASONS CHANGE [Beats of All-Nations]

Words by Mike Styles

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Yesterday we announced the upcoming release of our first compilation SEASONS CHANGE, a 13-track production feature available on Monday August 17th.  We put out a short-teaser on our instagram featuring some wavy cover art by Deladeso and an undisclosed beat from the project, but is 15-seconds ever enough?  Absolutely not.

Today we are pleased to launch the project with the lead single by none other than Sev Seveer featuring Megiapa.  Seveer’s Constant Elevation: Odessa Star [BOAN001] album ends with Megiapa soulfully, jazzing it up on “Clarity Sequence.”  Picking up where we left off and bringing us into the next phase, we are beyond excited to share this free download of “C.S.G.” by Sev Seveer & Megiapa.  Enjoy!

Beats of All-Nations presents Seasons Change

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On Monday August 17th Beats of All-Nations will launch Seasons Change, a 13-track feature compilation of beats and compositions that will be available to listeners for free.   On this collection we are revisited by artists whom we’ve worked with in the past, and several of which making their Beats of All-Nations debut. Following the success of his album In the Moment, Makaya McCraven, a pioneer in the new jazz era offers the live-drum heavy “Midman.” Bombay Da Realest, producer of Blu’s Good to Be Home album, hits hard with the funk inspired “Dig This”.  Sev Seveer, the highly creative abstract hip hop manufacturer of our first official release, Constant Elevation: Odessa Star, returns with vocalist Megiapa on the vibed out “C.S.G.”  International sounds however are not forgotten by Co. Fee on the Brazilian inspired “White Sands.”  The compilation comes complete with exclusive artwork designed by Deladeso.

Beats of All-Nations, founded by Mike Styles in 2009, did not set out to be a label, nor have we conformed to that title. We are a community of artists, producers, deejays music and culture enthusiasts. Our operation is small, though we are represented by many with a goal to continuously raise the bar while keeping the art diverse and the vibes just right. We feature artists you may already love, but especially those you may have never heard before. Along the way, we have given independent artists a voice and an open space to create while introducing them to new audiences. Beats of All-Nations’ very own Porchlite gets busy on the smoothed out “Where are the Roses.” French producer 7even Sun, of our second release Escapologies and our veteran engineer Choco also supply some enlightening rhythms to the project. Other contributors include wave Groove and DJ Erok of Void Shift, Radius (Etc. Records) and Repeated Measures (New Los Angeles/Beat Cinema). The comp opens with music by Aux Voyager and closes with a colossal tune by Sleep to Static two veteran producers from our community. Seasons Change will be available for free download on August 17th, 2015 exclusively on www.beatsofallnations.com.

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Executive Producers
Mike Styles & Porchlite
(M.Martinez/M. Bugaoan)

Contact/Requests
beatsofallnations@gmail.com

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Sev Seveer Featuring megiapa – “Clarity Sequence”

Excerpt single from Chicago producer Sev Seveer‘s latest, Constant Elevation: Odessa Star recently released on Beats of All-Nations.  “Clarity Sequence” is a spacey-bossa jazz jam with an awe-inspiring drum kit met with breezy harmonizations by megiapa, to balance the captivating lows.  ‘Clarity’ is one of eight sequences that completes Sev Seveer’s 30-minute composition .
Download:  Sev Seveer Constant Elevation:  Odessa Star
*photo by DJ Moppy

NEW RELEASE // Sev Seveer “Constant Elevation: Odessa Star”

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Last month we announced our first official album release by Northside Chicago producer Sev Seveer with an exclusive promo.  Since his feature on our third podcast, Seveer has quickly become one of our favorite up and coming producers of today.  Constant Elevation:  Odessa Star is a cohesive 30-minute song cycle on one track, it is his first official release since 2008 and we our honored to share it with you!

Beats of All-Nations presents Sev Seveer “Constant Elevation: Odessa Star”
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((Produced Live by Sev Seveer // Additional Credits: Uncle_EL & megiapa // Cover Art: RasOm))

Words By Sev Seveer:

Constant Elevation: Odessa Star is the soundtrack to my dementia-riddled late-grandmother’s journey through cosmic space at age 91.  It is the sonic narration of my experience caring for a person who has lost their mind.  A juxtaposition of the two circumstances that I find most terrifying- being lost in space with no control, compared to being an otherwise sober-minded person gradually witnessing the loss of their mental capacity– as I have come to imagine that the two circumstances may be very similar.

About 70% of the final product was recorded improvisational in two single-take sessions.  Ultimately I strung those sessions together along with individual additions and chose to go with a 29-minute recording as opposed to individual tracks— to further simulate a lack of control in a lost-in-space/lost-in-mind circumstance.  Thus, this release is truly for advanced listeners only.  It is not straight beats all the way through, in fact there are really only about 5 or 6 beats here.  The recording is more of a journey that explodes into beat music on occasion.

With the various parts I had the word “movement” more in mind:  there are 8 “movements” in CEOS, all of which are the main themes of the perception of Odessa’s experience.  The movements are: Confidence, Dementia/The Humbling, The Spiral/Reduction, Farewell, The Journey, Stress/Chaos, Finding Humor in Pain, and Clarity.

On the last sequence. Clarity, I had the opportunity to record the duet with megiapa, a Chicago-based Ohio born artist who is truly talented vocally and on production as well.  Look out for her! I’d like to also credit John Robinson (aka lil sci) for the lyric that provided the title and concept for this release. the lyric “Constant Elevation through the soundwaves and radio stations” is from “U.S.A” by Scienz of Life.

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