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About The New Beatmaker

Hi!  I'm Lee.  Welcome to my blog.  Here we talk music: news, reviews, interviews, tips, tutorials and more.  I'm also working on the upcoming podcast Influenced as a guest, writer and researcher alongside music aficionado Mark Williams and friends.  Watch this space!

I have been a lover of music for as long as I can remember, an amateur lyricist for 25 years, a music writer for 15 years and a hobbyist musician and blogger for almost 10 years.

My tastes range from jazz to house to hip hop and I love helping artists from all genres develop their sound.

My music, videos, reviews and interviews have been featured in a variety of magazines and websites, including:

B-Boy Tech Report
Gimme That Beat
Humanhuman
Audio Skills
Dream House Beats
Where Did the Road Go
Beat Tape Co-Op
Push Power Promo
Drum Magazine

You can find my music on Bandcamp:
Monkey Mind Sounds AKA LeeTNB



And you can find me on Facebook:
The New Beatmaker page
Lee's personal page
Recent posts

Forthcoming 'Influenced' Podcast

NEWS: I'm contributing to a new podcast exploring creative connections between legendary and emerging artists

Good news alert!

I’ve got the great honour and pleasure to be working on a forthcoming music podcast.
The podcast, called ‘Influenced’, will trace the path of new artists back to those which came before and reflect on how previous generations of music influenced those which followed their lead, be it directly or indirectly. 

Playlists on Spotify and Apple Music will take the listener through our musical time travel in a mixtape fashion.

‘Influenced’ is the brainchild of a great friend of mine, Mark Williams. Mark is even more of a music enthusiast than me and his personality, charisma, enthusiasm and love for music is apparent to anyone who knows him, I’m sure.

Follow Mark Williams of ‘Influenced’ on Instagram here: 

https://www.instagram.com/markinfluencedpodcast/

Follow Mark Williams of ‘Influenced’ on Facebook here: 

https://www.facebook.com/markinfluencedpodcast

He’s assembled a…

Georgel ‘Colibrí’

REVIEW: 'Colibrí' highlights Georgel’s potential as a superstar in the making

It is always an honour and a pleasure to receive new music to check out and review; especially when it's as enjoyable a listening experience as Georgel’s ‘Colibri’.


A slice of swaggering, sensual, big band pop, ‘Colibri’ is a superb offering from the singer songwriter. 
‘Colibrí’ immediately demands listener attention thanks to punchy horn stabs, satisfying drum fills and Georgel’s strong vocals.  Listener attention is maintained throughout due to the athletic and theatrical flair of both vocals and instrumentation. These theatrics never descend into ham or kitsch.

The hook is slinky and sensual, adding an extra layer to an already super-enjoyable cut. The memorable arrangement and vocals, together with professional mixing and mastering mean the song would be as much at home in a big-budget Hollywood musical or Broadway show as it would be on your favourite music streaming service.


A slice of swag…

The Theory For Our Revenge 'OBORO'

REVIEW: Japanese multimedia art duo make a great first impression with their mix of industrial, trap and operatic pop

The following is a paid for review and post, via humanhuman (see below). 

It is always an honour and a pleasure to receive new music to check out and review; especially when it's as enjoyable a listening experience as this first offering from The Theory For Our Revenge is.


The Theory For Our Revenge are COLD FAITH and Jhas; a Japanese music production, fashion stylist and visual art duo.

Their debut single ,'OBORO', is a slice of experimental electro-trap / operatic-art-pop.




Starting with an industrial sounding chugging and churning, the track moves into frosty, haunting melodies.

It's in these opening bars that the only potential hiccup occurs.

Around the 0:38 and 1:12 marks there's a jagged synth whistle which is potentially painful to an earbud wearing listener.

Admittedly I am very sensitive to certain high pitch frequencies.

However, to remedy this I wo…

GDPR Compliance

NEWS: The New Beatmaker is working towards GDPR compliance

Dear all, whilst The New Beatmaker works towards complying fully with the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into effect 25 May 2018, a 'bare-bones' version of the website will be online.
A 'fully-fledged' The New Beatmaker will be online in the coming weeks.


Today's Future Sound Visits UK!

NEWS: US charity helping children learn vital skills through beatmaking and hip hop culture visits London and Cambridge for Beat Battles, Workshops and more

Today's Future Sound (TFS) touches down in the UK this week.

TL:DR, Visit: https://www.facebook.com/todaysfuturesound/

Regular readers will know I'm very inspired by the work of  TFS, which to paraphrase, believes in the power of music to transform and inspire youth to create positive change in their lives and communities.

For full details visit: https://www.facebook.com/todaysfuturesound/

However, here's an overview:

Thursday 15th March 2018

L.A.B Collective: Beat Meet Brixton @ The Ritzy, London.

L.A.B Collective: Beat Meet Brixton feat. Elliot Gann, Psy.D.

Sun Mar 18 7pm – Mon Mar 19, 2018 1am London

TFS Beat Battle and Live Beat Showcase: Put Your Quarter Up

In part sponsored by The New Beatmaker

The Four Quarters 187 Rye Lane, London, SE15 4TP, England

The New Beatmaker is a very proud sponsor of 'Put Your Quarter Up…

TNB Raps and Beats 001

PODCAST: A mix of hip hop, house, electronica and more

Featuring hip hop superstars including Jeezy, J Cole and Kendrick Lamar to Black Milk; long time The New Beatmaker alumni  K15, Walkingshoe, Evil Alex and Cor Stidak; to newer additions to the TNB Family including Ashes and Dreams and Optic.


Full Tracklist:


1'Smells Like Fun' by Lee TNB AKA Monkey Mind2'Soul Food' by Fabolous & Jadakiss3'Power' by Rapsody feat. Kendrick Lamar and Lance Skiiiwalker4'American Dream' by Jeezy feat. J. Cole & Kendrick Lamar5'Venetian Humidors' by CORSAIR RADIO (Cor Stidak & RaSun the SolBruddha)6