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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

Objects In Orbit 'Panoramas'

REVIEW: The New Beatmaker favourite changes his name, hones his craft on potential best album of 2020

Producer, Sound Engineer, Musician and Videographer Objects In Orbit has been a favourite of the site since 2013.




Whilst there is not a single bad project in the catalogue of the artist formerly known as Evil Alex, he has evolved and improved almost constantly from one project to the next.

He is a master of sonic suspense with many of his projects sounding perfectly at home in an art installation or art-house cinema.

His trademark style mixes hip hop born sample-based techniques and 4/4 beat composition along with jazz influenced time signatures and experimentation.

He often incorporates eerie, industrial stylings and at times dissonant tones.  Whilst predominantly instrumental, Objects In Orbit finely weaves into layers of musical samples either long stretches of dialogue, which make the listener feel as though they are eavesdropping on private conversation, or snippets of vocal outb…

5 Minute Interview: Objects In Orbit

INTERVIEW: The New Beatmaker family member talks about 'Panoramas' Project

I chopped it up with the one and only Objects In Orbit (FKA Evil Alex) about his AMAZING new project 'Panoramas' a few days ago.

Here's what he had to say about the project, it's influences and my lack of geographic knowledge ;)

I've put my full length review video below the interview too, just in case you missed that.





Check out this masterpiece here: objectsinorbit.bandcamp.com

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To my Fellow White Beatmakers, Hip Hop Artists, Media and Affiliates

NEWS: From one white guest to all other white guests in beatmaking and hip hop culture, because yes, we are guests

If, over these last few days, you have been able to stand up and be an ally for black people in one way or another, yet you consciously or subconsciously, choose NOT to stand up for black people - the creators of the culture you and I are both guests in - DO NOT ask me to post your music here, or to review your music, 'hook you up', follow back, etc etc etc.
This is not a subliminal diss, it’s not intended to this person or that person. 
White beatmakers, hip hop artists, bloggers, et al, look in the mirror and ask yourself what you could have done over the last few days whilst the world has watched this terror.
So, if you know in your heart that you chose NOT to do things such as:

sign / share petitions,
check in on black friends,
didn't tweet / post something that a racist family member would make you feel uncomfortable about sharing for a few moments, help …

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…