Friday, June 3, 2011

New Blog!!!!


Peace everybody! This blog has moved to http://ivthepolymath.tumblr.com - please bookmark & follow the new link for any & all music updates!!

Thanks to everyone as always for the support. See ya @ the new spot!!


-IV

Friday, May 20, 2011

Nu1ce - Room 2207 EP


Nu1ce (pronounced “nuance”) is a group formed in 2010 by musician/producer IV the Polymath, emcee/producer Jondis, & emcee/producer Diles in order to create a completely spur-of-the-moment EP in under 72 hours. Here’s the story…

"Diles called & invited me to an Ohio State football game last summer. We’d been building for a few months by then & the drive was fairly short so it was a go. Originally we were just going to get together & chill, but once Jondis got wind of the trip, the dynamics changed completely - in a good way.

Next thing you know we had a plan outside of football and beer (not our idea of a dope weekend) - we were going to make music. Not your average hotel suite music either – we were bringing our gear.

Driving up from NY, Jondis came armed with his turntable, Microkorg synth, studio monitors & some percussion instruments. Coming from Indiana, I brought my almighty MPC & a handful of records. Finally, flying in from New Mexico, Diles managed to get his microphone, preamp, & macbook on the plane to complete the vocal setup.

No one really knew what to expect. I’d never met Diles before & I hadn’t seen Jondis in months. You’d think that when we arrived there would be some of that “How’s it going?” type of stuff, but instead of asking each other about our travels, we immediately went into a frenzy setting everything up. It wasn’t even a full hour before the beats were blasting & the notebooks were out.

Throughout the weekend we experienced “beats, rhymes, & life” in its finest form & even got to spend most of the second day out on N. High Street digging in the crates. It was mad fun & we hope that thru these 6 tracks & the video footage, you can get a feel for the experience & have some fun as well.

Everything was done in less than 3 days, the music is unmastered, & the project is free so if you don’t like it – no hard feelings. If you do – let us know!

-IV


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Never Sleep II Bookmarks


Peace friends. Just a quick note to let everyone know about the Never Sleep II Bookmarks that were printed up by the good people over at Hip Hop Alumni. This is the first bookmark in their series called The HHA Bookmark Initiative which is used to promote reading among the youth as well as bring books about hip hop into libraries throughout Texas & New Mexico.

Those that know me know I'm big on using music to create social awareness & raise money for important causes & these bookmarks do just that! Supplies are extremely limited, but I do have 10 left. If anyone is interested in purchasing one, you can grab it here for 3 dollars.

Also, I still have 5 copies of Never Sleep II on cassette! You can grab the cassette, bookmark, AND digital download for only 10 bucks while supplies last here. You can also grab the cassette only for 4 bucks + shipping.

Special thanks to the homie Lee from HHA for making everything happen & also to Cory J. Peak for the epic artwork. And most importantly thanks to YOU for reading this. You're all a key part of what I do & I value your support & interest.

-IV

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Push IVward Bonus Beats!

What up everyone! The Push IVward Bonus Beats have been sent to all those on the mailing list. Enjoy!

If you would like to join the mailing list please email "subscribe" to ivthepolymath@gmail.com & you will be added. Your information is NEVER sold or shared & your inbox is never spammed. Updates are generally less than once a month & often include something exclusive and/or free.

In other news, "Grey Area" was played on WEFUNK radio Show 632 so big ups to DJ Static & Professor Groove!

Also, I've been "tweeting" quite a bit about new announcements, etc. so if you're not already following you can do so here.

Lastly, a handful of new projects are on deck, so stay tuned as details will be revealed in the near future.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Audible Hype Interview


Peace peace - here's a new interview I did with Audible Hype about DIY Hip Hop Production & Business...


Huge thanks to Justin Boland for making it happen!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Drum Machines Have No Soul on itunes, Amazon, etc.


Peace everybody. Just a quick post to announce that Polymath Records is now officially Polymath Records LLC! Another small step in the right direction. Wanted to take this time to thank everyone for rocking with me thus far!

Also, Drum Machines Have No Soul is now available on itunes, Amazon, etc. for those who are interested. If you already have the album, please take a minute to rate the album and/or fill out a review. They go a long way on these type of sites so any and all help is much appreciated!



Stay tuned for new music & announcements in the very near future!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Interviews & Album Reviews...


Peace everybody. Here's a DOPE new review of Push IVward by DJ Jazzpants. One of the most thorough reviews I've seen in a long time so many thanks to him for taking the time ...



Also, here's a cool feature from the good folks at Chief Of Affections about my vinyl collection & digging habits. It's a weekly series called "Vinyl Sunday"& it's awesome!


More interviews coming soon! Also on deck is a really dope Never Sleep II bookmark courtesy of Hip Hop Alumni. More details & availability in the near future...

Thursday, February 3, 2011

February Updates...


Peace everybody! Got a few things going on at the moment...

First off, here's the first review of Push IVward over at Scratched Vinyl. What do you guys think?

Second, I've still got 10 tapes left if anyone wants to grab one before they're gone. Limited edition of 100, purple cassette with 2 bonus tracks not on the digi version! Only 4 bucks a piece & I'll ship internationally. You can grab one of the last 10 here.


Third, check the new "Stuck In The Past" podcast by the homie Schroeder featuring myself & Jondis in the mix...


Schroeder also recently released a beat tape done entirely on the SP1200 which you can grab here for only a dollar.

Last, but not least is another beat tape by the homie Jondis! This joint is a combination of synths, samples, & live percussion instruments according to the architect himself. Download it for free right here...


That's it for now, but definitely expect some new stuff soon!

Peace.