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
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’