Just in time for the spring equinox, the official video drooooop for “CirkusWerkus” from Sev Seveer‘s SMITHEREENS release on Beats of All-Nations. Directed by Mike Bump and 119. in Chicago.
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From The Dusty Handclap:
This week on the DHC, we have a special guest mix from Mike Styles of Beats of All Nations fame. The mix features a dreamy flow of future beats, inspired by left coast beat artists- Linafornia, Ras G, and Dibia$e. As always, Mike stays true to worldly form by digging into some Latin and Afro beats, highlighted by Buyepongo, Wganda Kenya, and Rim Kwaku Obeng. Best of all, this week we’re back with another record giveaway courtesy of Sev Seveer and the Beats of All Nations family. Please listen, share, and repeat! Thank you for your support!
Linafornia – intro [GetReady!!!!]
Linafornia – hi shrimp
Ras G – Take It Slow
Dibia$e – Late Stroll
Illingsworth – Thought Trap
Knx. – Yuri
Ohbliv – Dream Catcher
Grover Washington Jr. – Knucklehead
Marcos Valle – Vôo Cego
Shape of Broad Minds – Changes
Chicago Cosmos – To Hi
Dia.L – Trade Winds
Sev Seveer – Don’t Point!
Sev Seveer – CSG x CSG (megiapa x sev)
Sev Seveer – essOess (June in Space)
Eugene McDaniels – Supermarket Blues
The 9th Creation – Rule of Mind
Africa – Light My Fire
Amaro de Souza & Haraldo De Oliveira – A Corôa do Rei
Buyepongo – Maestros
Wganda Kenya – Suavecito
These Eyes – Soca Hustle
Rim Kwaku Obeng – Sunkwa (Life First)
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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.
Words by Mike Styles:
Chicago Rap Duo, Just Wise and Snotty Pippen, better known as Highest Low, team up with the Sev Seveer on the beats for their latest official release, Life’s A Beach. The EP is packed with punchy rhymes, comedic relief, life’s highs and its lows. What about the beats? Sev has kept plenty busy in 2016, with the recently self-relesead Shelfie Baps and his upcoming project on Beats of All-Nations, Smithereens (look out for the first single this week). No simple shit here. In an interview on the premiere of the record at TheseDays.News, Highest Low expressed “We think our homie Sev Seveer, who made all the tracks for the project, is a really dope beatsmith with a distinct style that contrasted well with us. Plus he’s got the illest head nod in the game!” We think this Life’s a Beach is the a perfect drop for the first day of Summer, enjoy it!
Words by Sev Seveer
This mix is a collection of old rap instrumentals that never quite made it out of the lab, made between 2007-2013. This stuff is mostly a reflection of my early forms (but those forms will always be present!), and to show that I’ve always, from the beginning, tried to keep a solid range of beat proficiency, “Styles Upon Styles” as we say. I’ve avoided trying to box myself, and made sure to maintain my scholarship as a student of beatmaking
Most of these beats were created in software via midi controllers and in-DAW audio chopping from when I first started working in Cubase in 2007; however, there are some very early SP 404/202 beats in here as well.
My next EP, Smithereens, is a journey in using beats to sonically interpret neo-impressionism, specifically Pointillism. The first single, “Seuratcha Sauce”, will be out via Beats of All-Nations in June.
Mogs be in Space
Dont Let A Mastermind Know You Fakin’
Beats of All-Nations presents Seasons Change
Mike Styles & Porchlite
(M. Martinez & M.Bugaoan)
Mixing & Mastering:
Jose “Choco” Reynoso
Words by Mike Styles
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!