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
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
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”
((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.