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

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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.

VISUAL REVIEW: Beats of All-Nations Carnaval 2016 + 51/81 Opening Reception

All Photos by Farah Sosa for http://www.FarahStop.com

Beats of All-Nations Carnaval Announcement + Porchlite’s 51/81 Gallery

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Our biggest annual party returns to dba256 Wine Bar Lounge!

We’ve done the Brazilian Carnaval five successful years in a row, obrigado, this time we’re going global!

Beats of All-Nations CARNAVAL @ Re:Fresh Pomona presents:

Cut Chemist
(Jurassic 5, Ozomatli, Renegades of Rhythm)

http://cutchemist.bandcamp.com/

Gingee
(Magic Garage, Sound Paint)

Dj Ethos
(Calentura, Los Rakas)

Opening Reception Set:
Dj:eko
(Okayfuture)

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Resident Re:Fresh DJs:
MIKE STYLES // GABE REAL // JB // SUBIRA
…and more!

DOORS 8pm
EARLY ARRIVAL IS HIGHLY SUGGESTED, SPACE EXREMELY LIMITED….THIS PARTY IS FREE!

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

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In addition to the show we our proud to share this event with the opening reception of Beats of All-Nations resident hustler Porchlite aka Mike Bugaoan who will be hosting his first photography gallery from cool spaces he shot over the last year around the globe!

51/81: A Visual Display of Fortuity Colliding with the Uknown.

Complimentary Beer by Tsingtao from 8PM-9PM

45 live mix by Adrian Younge + vinyl mixes by Beats of All-Nations & More :: Record Store Day 2015 live from The Artform Studio

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Thanks to our friends at Vibes and Stuff Radio, and gracious hosts at The Artform Studio, we had the opportunity to contribute to the all vinyl invitational for Record Store Day 2015.  In the video section below you can watch sets by (in order):  Renz De Madrugada (Listen), Porchlite, Mike Styles and Adrian Younge!  Get the full experience, twelve hours of vinyl, as streamed live by VNS Radio, complete with too many djs to list HERE!

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

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VISUAL REVIEW: Beats of All-Nations x Re:Fresh Pomona’s 5th Annual Brazilian Carnaval [Photos by Farahstop]


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Re:Fresh [Pomona] 5th Annual Brazilian Carnaval // FLYWAY at FOX

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***SPECIAL EVENT LOCATION****

Flyway at Fox

345 S. Garey Pomona, 91766

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Saturday February 21st 2015

Re:Fresh and Beats of All-Nations Present Pomona’s 5th Annual Brazilian Carnival Party!

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Re:Fresh [Pomona] February Events:

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VISUAL REVIEW: Re:Fresh [Pomona] with DJ NU-MARK // Live from Flyway At Fox

Photos by Farah Sosa

On Saturday January 17th, 2015, Re:Fresh [Pomona] began a new venture alongside Def Tribe and the new Flyway at Fox venue in Pomona.  The first event featured the unmatched skills of DJ Nu-Mark of the legendary group Jurassic 5.  In his last Los Angeles show before his upcoming TRDMRK tour with Slimkid3 (of the Pharcyde) promoting the latest, to be followed by an international Jurassic 5 tour.  The party was a huge success, the only remnants are these photos taken by Farah Sosa.  We’ve also seen a great amount of fan photos and videos out there.  We’d love to see what you’ve captured, send your photos and videos from this event to beatsofallnations@gmail.com.  We are grateful that we are able to take part in this surge of incredible events in Pomona, we thank you all for your continued support!

 

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Vibes & Stuff Radio: Beats of All-Nations (El Toro Negro, Mike Styles, Gabe Real)

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On Sunday October 12th, 2014, Beats of All-Nations was featured on Vibes and Stuff Radio with guest DJ sets and interviews with  El Toro Negro (aka DVNTE), Mike Styles and Gabe Real.  We vibed on all sorts of levels fit for a sunny Sunday afternoon in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA.  We’d like give high praise to the entire Vibes & Stuff Radio Crew for having us and showing love in such a serious way.  We’re looking forward to the build!

Now check the session…



“Culture, Travel and International Digging!
The Fellas from Beats of All Nations really shine through selection and skill. Tune in and Shake it!” -Vibes and Stuff 

Visual Review | Re:Fresh 6 Year Anniversary [by Farah Sosa]

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All Photos by Farah Sosa via Farah Stop.  Re:Fresh takes place every 2nd and 4th Saturday at dba256, 256 s. Main St. Pomona as Pomona’s Artwalk Afterparty.  9pm-2am, no cover, 21+.