Soundcheck is all about checking out new sounds. In these exclusive chats with young bands, producers, rappers, singers and musicians, those upcoming artists that deserve the spotlight get a chance to shine.
We speak with the magical producer Bevan. whose glistening tracks are so intricately constructed that they should be hanging in galleries.
If Bevan. was in a lift with record label scouts, what would your quick pitch be?
“I wouldn’t have a pitch just a simple touch n go grab dat email and we out.”
Having recently put out another incredible remix, this time of Estelle and Kanye’s ‘American Boy’, what made you want to rework that nostalgic chart track in particular?
“My old flat mates actually asked me to remix american boy, i was totally down because the original has some great potential within it’s composition and musicality e.g. dat sweet, sweet chord progression, it’s a really well written R&B classic, a staple in contemporary R&B.”
Hear it here: Bevan. – Garçon Américain
Which artists from genres contrasting to yours would you love to work with?
“Ermmm, hard to say in terms of contrasting genres because I’m not really set in one genre myself! but if I could ever work with anyone it would be Nao, Jai & Anup, of course Mura, Izzy Bizu is really cool, Jadu Heart are really, really great. I’ve got a few trap instrumentals that have been laying around on my hard drive for the past year or so, that I haven’t sent to anyone or showed anyone really…but I’d like to get some tracks out to rappers at some point, some pham type stuff… Appeal to a different demographic…”
What’s next for Bevan.?
I just rounded up a huge writing/recording process and I’m now sitting on like five or six tracks that will compile into another EP, they’re all demos and in the mixing stage right now, but I’ve got to say it’s genuinely is the best music I’ve ever written and I can’t wait to see what happens and what people think of my ‘new sound’ lol. Playing some shows this year and next, finally! So kinda nervous for those but it will be really cool regardless. But to round this question of this new EP isn’t a display of the best tracks I’ve written all compiled into one set list, it’s an outpouring and reflection of stuff that’s happened in my life recently I like to think, that’s why everything came so quickly. I wrote a new song everyday for a week it was literally incredible. It’s a collection of songs that are honest and well written, with elements taken from my entire musical background, I worked with some cool new people in Brighton on this EP and their opinions and help have really really aided me.
Tom from Welsh indie rock band XIVUS takes some time out from studio time to tell us where his energetic band stand.