Bedroom Beethovens

Bedroom Beethovens

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Bedroom Beethovens is a podcast that breaks down stories with various music producers accompanied by songs and melodies, documenting growth through their 10,000 hour journey. Hosted by Cello.


042: Julia Haltigan
Nov 20 • 30 min
Acclaimed bombshell songstress Julia Haltigan joins me this week on the podcast. We discuss her history growing up in New York, as well as her parents experiencing life there in the 70s. Back then it was referred to as Fear City, and they distributed a…
041: Ghostnaut
Nov 13 • 33 min
Montreal-based producer and multi-instrumentalist Ghostnaut joins me for another insightful episode of Bedroom Beethovens. It’s his first ever podcast! So I get that honor this week! Inspired by the Golden Age Era of Hip Hop, he began as a pianist with a…
040: Theory Hazit
Nov 6 • 32 min
Theory Hazit, the legendary music producer and visionary of multi-mediums swings by the studio this week. We talk about hip hop stories from creating his various albums over the years, making beats out of necessity, which led to him receiving a Bachelor…
039: The Lasso
Oct 30 • 36 min
Overjoyed to bring you my next guest this week, The Lasso! Of course we dive into his life, moving 1400 miles away from his hometown and starting fresh in a new area and how those events led to him working with Lando Chill. However, we also talk about the…
038: Taali
Oct 23 • 36 min
Chamber-pop singer/songwriter/producer Taali swings by the podcast in light of her new single “Los Angeles (Acoustic)” the first track from her forthcoming EP “Were Most of Your Stars Out?” Taali founded Rainbow Blonde Records, a label and worldwide…
037: J57
Oct 16 • 43 min
Legendary producer J57 swings by to chat about the ol’ days interning at Fat Beats and how it was a networkers dream. Who was humble, who was cool, and who was a jerk? Also we chat about being business minded and the balancing act of running a label while…
036: K-Murdock
Oct 9 • 48 min
On this episode I sit down with Kyle Murdock, who was born in Washington, DC and raised during the golden era of hip-hop, K(yle) Murdock is best known for being one half of the progressive hip-hop tandem Panacea and K, along with the group’s emcee Raw…
035: Ewonee
Oct 2 • 38 min
Another member of Mutant Academy swings by the podcast! When a young Ewonee decided to borrow his father’s copy of “It Was Written”, he had no idea how it would transform the rest of his life. Entranced by what he had heard, he eventually began collecting…
034: Courtney Orlando
Sep 25 • 37 min
Grammy-winning St. Louis artist Courtney Orlando, singer-songwriter and producer formerly known as J.R.,swing by to chat with me about the last few years of his life, which was a journey of self-discovery and to whom he belongs. These series of events…
033: Patrick Pryor
Sep 18 • 47 min
Producer/songwriter Patrick Pryor returns to the podcast! We chat about celebrity podcasting culture as it is booming as stars enter the field. Is it fair? Should we have a louder voice? Then we dive into Chance the Rapper’s new album and chat about the…
032: Brian Owens
Sep 11 • 39 min
This week I am honored to sit down with Brian Owens. He has a new album entitled, Love Came Down, which is poised to touch millions. We chat and touch upon themes of faith, family, and purpose as Brian offers words and explanations of his most personal…
031: Zo!
Sep 4 • 35 min
It’s crazy to think that at only 31 episodes in, I’ve been lucky enough to have another FE artist join me for a chat. Phonte and Zo! have worked together extensively over the years via The Foreign Exchange, and we dive deep into his new project(s)…
030: Khari Mateen
Aug 28 • 42 min
Khari Mateen joins me on the 30th episode of the podcast. He is a songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist working all over the world. Working with Grammy-nominated artist and on Emmy-winning films, he’s had a successful music career spanning…
029: Bishop Nehru
Aug 21 • 38 min
This episode I sit down with Bishop Nehru to talk about his love/hate relationship with New York, his ability to see/hear colors via music which aids him in identifying notes or keys, and racial tension in America and beyond. If you just take the time to…
028: Chordandjocks
Aug 14 • 36 min
Chordandjocks is a 24-year-old producer from central Arkansas who caught my attention and I wanted to sit down and talk about navigating through marching band in high school to finding himself in his college days producing music. Other topics we touch…
027: Mega Ran
Aug 7 • 46 min
Oh man, Mega Ran is in the building! Fresh from Comic Con, we have a serious chat about black representation through video games and he then lets me know we shouldn’t be so dismissive of the idea that a renowned rapper draws inspiration from video games.…
026: J-Zone
Jul 31 • 59 min
J-Zone swings by before dropping the Du-Rites live album, Soundcheck at 6, to chat about music back in the 50’s and 60’s and how young musicians had to survive the tutelage of ruthless mentors like Miles Davis and Joe Dukes. This leads us down a winding…
025: Matt Rose
Jul 24 • 40 min
This episode I put the spotlight on rising artist, writer, and producer Matt Rose. We chat about soul music, the balancing act of co-producing your own records, and growing up in the church. It’s a strange thing to ponder something like D’Angelo‘s Brown…
024: Von Pea
Jul 16 • 51 min
Von Pea joins me this week to chat about growing up down the street from Jay-Z, to knowing Donwill from the Okayplayer message boards which formed the group Tanya Morgan. Topics discussed includes the process of creating his new album, his introduction to…
023: King I Divine
Jul 10 • 39 min
The almighty King I Divine joins me for a sit-down to chat about authenticity in hip-hop, not conforming to a certain sound, and staying true to yourself. We also tackle the Kanye/Chaka Khan sampling fiasco, Madlib using an iPad to craft an entire album…
022: Koolade
Jul 3 • 38 min
Croatian producer Koolade (real name Matko Šašek) has crossed Heads’ radars for 20 or so years, with a CV of veritable who’s-who in hip-hip including, Sean Price, Ghostface Killah, Sadat X, and many others, We talk about constructing the production work…
021: Jansport J
Jun 26 • 44 min
This week Jansport J ( prod. credits Ab-Soul, Ty Dolla Sign, Hit-Boy, Kool G Rap, Snoop Dogg) swings by to talk about his newly released album, Low. From scraping over 15 tracks of the album, and being comfortable enough to delay it until he was happy…
020: Nicolay
Jun 19 • 51 min
Dutch record producer Nicolay (born Matthijs Rook), does everything from writing, producing, engineering, to business battles and touring. You might know him best as one-half of The Foreign Exchange with Phonte. I’ve been a personal fan of Nicolay’s for…
019: Tall Black Guy
Jun 12 • 29 min
Tall Black Guy, one of my favorite producers of all time, sits down with me to talk about music and life. We talk about his headspace while creating music which extends into his other projects, which leads us into dipping your toe into the jazz world, and…
018: Astro Raw
Jun 5 • 31 min
Constantly embracing polarity, mixing and matching sounds and visuals to create something new and unique – LION BABE are the New York duo formed of singer/songwriter and performance artist Jillian Hervey and producer Lucas Goodman a.k.a. Astro Raw. We…
017: K, Le Maestro
May 29 • 39 min
This weeks episode features K, Le Maestro, a talented young man on the rise who taught me that true creativity is about existence and being and giving of yourself and being honest — true creativity. He has already caught the ear of esteemed beatsmiths…
016: Phoniks
May 22 • 43 min
If we’re talking about the definition of hip-hop you cant talk about it without mentioning authenticity. Music runs the world so if there isn’t any authenticity in the music then there isn’t in the world. So many people lie in their rhymes, lie about what…
015: Tuamie
May 15 • 32 min
Up to bat this week is Mutant Academy producer Tuamie who knew he wanted to do something creative with his life from a young age. In episode 15 of the podcast, he shares his music-making journey, how DJ Premier and Pete Rock inspired him, and his plans to…
014: Ace da Vinci
May 8 • 43 min
Ace da Vinci, the Chi-Town MC & producer, has been building a formidable following & domineering presence in his music. As the creator of SmartMouf Ent, da Vinci has solid intentions on establishing a sound in Hip-Hop that is incomparable to most &…
013: Amerigo Gazaway
May 1 • 42 min
Forging an evolution of the “mashup” album format, producer Amerigo Gazaway’s “conceptual collaboration” projects imagine studio sessions between like artists of different genres and eras. It would be boring if we focused on the low hanging fruit though,…
012: Freddie Joachim
Apr 24 • 44 min
Always an avid listener and collector of hip hop, jazz, and soul music, Freddie Joachim is in the house! He’s got a new album “Beyond The Sea Of Trees” coming out next month so he sits down with Cello to discuss his commitment to having patience within…
011: Charles Hamilton
Apr 17 • 47 min
The hip-hop tale of Charles Hamilton is very well documented. In 2019, however he is scraping his way back into a rap scene that’s changed significantly since he first emerged. This week I sit down with him to find out where exactly is his place within…
010: brandUn DeShay
Apr 10 • 39 min
brandUn DeShay (also known as Ace Hashimoto) is a rapper, producer, and director from the west side of Chicago. Producer credits include Mac Miller, SZA, Chance The Rapper, and more. We talk about a variety of topics including accusing Joey Bada$$ of…
009: Slot-A
Apr 3 • 47 min
Genre bouncing Producer/DJ from Chicago, IL, Slot-A has produced tracks for Jamila Woods, Skyzoo and many more. You can experience Slot’s range and timbre as we run the story of his upbringing, how he developed his keen business sense, and finding…
008: Patrick Pryor
Mar 27 • 65 min
Hailing from Chicago, producer/songwriter Patrick Pryor was joins me in the studio this week. After teaming up with Ric Wilson on the record “Don’t Rush” off the EP “BANBA”, Pryor is gearing up for his first EP. We chat about the process of connecting…
007: Jhameel
Mar 20 • 39 min
If we go ALL the way back to a decade ago, Jhameel started making YouTube videos in the comfort of his garage playing around with a few simple instruments. But, what makes him unique is this musical passion came after enrolling in the ROTC program and…
006: Elaquent
Mar 13 • 59 min
Anyone I can geek out with over kung-fu films and Sega Dreamcast games is aces in my book. With a sprawling catalog that includes dozens of projects and countless remixes, Elaquent has become one of beat music’s greatest innovators and he coulda been…
005: Rekstizzy
Mar 6 • 48 min
Rekstizzy and I catch up after years and years to talk shop about the evolution of his music, production, and the different iterations of hip-hop. Asians in hip-hop are interesting for people – I’m very interested in identity politics and the idea of how…
004: MYLK
Feb 27 • 41 min
We need to promote the women who are kicking ass so the next generation feels like it’s ­something they could do too. Yuki Kurihara a.k.a MYLK is a composer and singer of J-Pop music. At the beginning of her career, MYLK produced various sample packs for…
003: D.K. the Punisher
Feb 20 • 14 min
Donovan Knight, better known as D.K. the Punisher, is a producer from Baltimore, whose journey with music began in 2000 at age 8. Fast forward to 2019, and when you look at him, you realize he is a multi-platinum producer who has also produced records for…
002: Confidence
Feb 13 • 44 min
Confidence. The name can refer to several ideas and concepts. Apply it to the world of beat-making and you have a term that exudes high standards and carefully composed compositions. What a fitting name for a hip hop producer who has just that! My guest…
001: DJsNeverEndingStory
Feb 6 • 64 min
DJsNeverEndingStory is a great friend of mine who happens to be a music producer whose achievements include a Top 10 Billboard ambient album, (The Harmony Epoch). We chat about his roles as composer, working with the NBA, and his numerous collaborations…