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2014 Roundup Part Three: Sev Seveer Shares his Favourite Hardware, Software, Artists and More

The New Beatmaker is very proud to announce part three of a five part special feature, breaking down the highs and lows of what proved to be another eventful year in music and music production, with some of our favourite writers and artists of the year.
A The New Beatmaker favourite and an artist who features again and again on 'Soundcloud Sessions', Sev Seveer's brand of production mixes hip hop, dub and electronica influences and creates something very personal and unique in the process.

This very personal, unique approach is most evident perhaps on his 2014 project ''Constant Elevation: Odessa Star''.

Said Sev upon it's release:

'''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.'

At the time I described the project as thus:

'Masterfully composed …

2014 Roundup Part Two: Evil Alex, walkingshoe, T-Funk, Carvalho and Phil Phlaymz

The New Beatmaker is very proud to announce part two of a four-part five part special feature, breaking down the highs and lows of what proved to be another eventful year in music and music production, with some of our favourite writers and artists of the year.
Join The New Beatmaker and our very special guests as we share our thoughts on the best music, artists, hardware and software of 2014.

Part Two: Artists and The New Beatmaker Friends Evil Alex, walkingshoe, T-Funk, Carvalho and Phil Phlaymz Share Their Favourites of 2014 and The New Beatmaker Shares Some of the Best Music of the Year

Part one saw the The New Beatmaker catching up with two of my favourite DJs, bloggers and writers of 2014: Khalid Golding aka KO and J. Rizzle (be sure to check that out here).

Now, I welcome five artists that I consider very much part of the family: Evil Alex, walkingshoe, T-Funk, Carvalho and Phil Phlaymz.

Evil Alex (Maestro of the Atmospheric and Uncompromising)

Chicago's Evil Alex …

2014 Roundup Part One: KO (Up In The Ear) and J. Rizzle (Gimmie That Beat...) Reveal Favourite Artists, Albums, Software and More!

The New Beatmaker is very proud to announce part one of a four-part special feature, breaking down the highs and lows of what proved to be another eventful year in music and music production, with some of our favourite writers and artists of the year.

Join The New Beatmaker and our very special guests as we share our thoughts on the best music, artists, hardware and software of 2014.

Part One: Blogosphere Friends Share Their Favourites of 2014 and The New Beatmaker Shares Our Favourite Blogs / Websites of the Year

The New Beatmaker couldn't think of a better way to start than by catching up with two of our favourite DJs, bloggers and writers of 2014: Khalid Golding aka KO and J. Rizzle.

With his heartfelt writing on music, culture and society, Khalid Golding and his Up In The Ear blog quickly became a The New Beatmaker favourite in 2014. 

Below, in an exclusive interview, Golding spills the beans on his favourite hardware and music of the year and more.

Featured Guest: Khalid Gold…

'Your Beats': Bless 1 Graces the Listener with 'Love': Heartfelt and Engaging Instrumental Hip Hop

A Wonderful, Emotion-Filled Introduction to one of 2014's Breakthrough Talents

The New Beatmaker took a bit of a break during the Autumn months of last year, and what better way to spend this hiatus than by enjoying some of the projects sent to the site during this downtime.

One of the projects that immediately became a favourite was the instrumental hip hop project 'Love' by Bless 1

Love by Bless 1

Bless 1 is a versatile producer / composer from Chicago, with placements on networks including VH1, Spike TV, Oxygen, and TLC.  He also scores short films & webisodes for Dallas Penn & Rafi Kam aka The Internets Celebrities.

"Love" is his first instrumental album release.  Bless 1 is equally comfortable making atmospheric dance tracks as he is soulful hip hop, but it's the latter style which he fully employs and explores so well throughout his debut full-length.  He explains the project as thus:

"Love" is a collection of Hip-hop instrumentals …