Bedroom Beethovens is a podcast that breaks down stories with notable music-makers accompanied by songs and melodies, documenting growth through their 10,000 hour journey. Each episode features a musician discussing how they created the music you love, and what they personally sacrificed to make it happen. Hosted and produced by Cello.
138: Ill Poetic
"As Serious As Your Life" is the newest body of work of Ill Poetic. After over 15 years of boundary-pushing production work, Timothy "Ill Poetic" Gmeiner has developed a wide spectrum of creative processes to express a range of thoughtful and honest work. We chat about his life and times in music which include his latest, where we see Ill Po use as versatile a palette as ever to articulate these deeper nuances in a record that reflects explorations of hip-hop, jazz, fusion, 70s electronic music and film scores. Every moment of this record defies genre in order to live solely for its purpose. Enjoy the chat. Visit the website: https://www.bedroombeethovens.com/ Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bedroombeethovens
137: Asher Roth
Asher Roth, who I've been a day one fan of, swings by the show to account his 10,000 hour journey through the 'I Love College' days, his various projects, business interactions, and numerous moves around the country that all leads up to his current body of work. Entitled, 'The Greenhouse Effect Vol. 3', it serves as the third installment in his fan-favorite mixtape series, and in the eight years since the release of Vol. 2, it turns out that Asher Roth has graduated from being a student and embraced his new role as a college horticulture professor. So if you haven't already, when you're done with this episode, the project is available now, so hit play, and think of this as a companion piece to that, and learn more about Asher in the process. Visit the website: https://www.bedroombeethovens.com/ Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bedroombeethovens
136: Illa J
So much in the works as Illa J lets me know hes got new music coming and Phife Dawg links with him and Redman for “French Kiss Deux.” which will appear on Phife’s long-delayed posthumous album, Forever. We chat about his 10,000 hour journey, his parents' influence on his music and the legacy of his brother, J Dilla. Meshing pop/R&B, with occasional rhymes, Illa J’s songs are carried by a summery, almost doo-wop vibe a lot of the time, while still held in the embrace of the music that raised him. So it's important we understand all of these elements so we can appreciate the new direction and sound that will emerge from his studio this year. Tap in. Visit the website: https://www.bedroombeethovens.com/ Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bedroombeethovens
135: Ant (Atmosphere)
Anthony Davis is an American hip hop producer. He is best known as being one half of the hip hop group Atmosphere. Ant started to become interested in DJing at a very young age. He would watch his father DJ in the army while he would picture himself as Grandmaster Flash. Ant has produced every Atmosphere album in full and of course we talk about his life all leading up to the latest body of work, WORD? Visit the website: https://www.bedroombeethovens.com/ Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bedroombeethovens
134: Jon Hope
Project English teacher, entrepreneur extraordinaire Jon Hope swings by to give us a dose of that hope shit as we talk about his life and times in music, and life in Providence, leading up to his new body of work. All of this made Jon Hope double down on the person HE was, it helped him have a “cultured, but street perspective” which is a mark of the art he creates. We chat about his days with Showoff Records, his ups and downs, failed production deals and his journey as a community figure/mentor. 2021 sees Jon Hope expand into various mediums, authorship, a signature collection and of course a brand new project. Now’s the time to tap in. Visit the website: https://www.bedroombeethovens.com/ Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bedroombeethovens
133: Seven Davis Jr.
"Sev" is a bit reclusive, he prefers to spend time creating but on special occasions he will tour and or perform live. He began professional training as a jazz vocalist in his early childhood and then studying production styles of various genres in his teens. Before reaching adulthood he rejected several major label offers, instead opting to continue creating in private and remaining behind the scenes sharpening his own skills whilst ghost writing & ghost producing. Dark times fell upon him in coordination with his musical emancipation as he then spent years battling a heavy amount of addictions and unfortunate circumstances. These dark years only made his light stronger.This week we discuss his 10,000 hour journey. Visit the website: https://www.bedroombeethovens.com/ Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bedroombeethovens
Thoughtful host, great guests
Cello does his research and asks interesting questions to get his guests to open up. As a musician and fan, I find his podcast both inspiring and entertaining. I really enjoyed the Dixon Hill Episode.
Hands down favorite hip hop podcast Sound questions. Simply Dope! Thank you for the work put into this. Loving it.
This is a great, well-researched podcast. Cello’s passion for the music and the history shines through in every episode. Highly recommended.