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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

K15 'The Black Tape'

REVIEW: A Project full of skill, grace and feeling 

Shout out to The New Beatmaker favourite K15, whose recent project 'The Black Tape' is a graceful and emotion-filled outing.



From INI Movement:

'London based DJ and producer, K15, returns to INI Movement with a stellar 7-track jazz-ambient Beat Tape. Black Tapes is a tensely conceptual record brooding on the notion of the colour ‘black’ as a vital element in circle of life. The Tape is the first instalment of a series of tapes each named after a colour. Black of the very darkest colour owing to the absence of or complete absorption of light; is in itself the beginning and of itself the end of life.'

Throughout 'The Black Tape', K15 manages to evoke emotions including grief and sadness - as well as some hope and resilience - with great skill and taste.

'Time Humbles Us All' mixes poignant synth strings with frenetic drums; 'Beneath The Tomb' is a beautiful, jazz influenced number with a lovely interplay between more of his signature synth strings, hip hop drums and delicate piano keys which hint at sunshine behind the clouds.

'Ascension' (featured in 'Soundcloud Sessions' Episode Two here) is another instant favourite.  It's wailing vocals, nature sounds and energetic drums make for a captivating listen; as does the D'n'B influenced 'Time Humbles Us All (reprise).'   Beautiful.

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