Samuel "Seven" Davis Jr was born in Texas on April 3rd and raised in California. As a teenager, one day he combined the numbers in his birthday (April/4th month + 3) and "Seven" became his nickname.
"Sev" is an internationally loved Singer, Songwriter, Producer and DJ with supporters from all ages, lifestyles and genres.
Growing up Sev was heavily inspired by artists/musicians from Sammy Davis Jr to Frank Sina- tra, Michael Jackson to Prince, Sly & The Family Stone to The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix to Burt Bacharach + more. Gospel, Funk, Oldies, House and Hip Hop were strong influences as well.
Since 3 years old Sev began professional training as a gospel + jazz vocalist. Eventually he matured into Acid Jazz + R&B styled vocals. As a teen Sev also began studying production of various genres.
Sev furthered his experience working as a background singer in the gospel, independent and mainstream industry. He also worked behind the scenes providing ghostwriting, ghost vocals and ghost production in various genres. Until deciding to pursue his own solo career permanently in 2012. Eventually Sev moved to London where he learned to DJ in Gilles Peterson’s record label basement.
Between 2012 to 2017 Sev collaborated with artists like Steve Spacek, Hot Chip, Four Tet, Electric Wire Hustle, Funkineven, Julio Bashmore, Osunlade, Honey Dijon, Metronomy ft Robyn , Mono/Poly & Thundercat, Mark Farina, Gabriel Garzón-Montano, Detroit Swindle, Jesse Rose + more. While also playing multi genre events worldwide with artists like Flying Lotus, KAY- TRANADA, Mark Ronson, Moodymann + more.
He's contributed various mixes over time to popular music media sources worldwide including BBC, Red Bull, Fact Mag, Okayplayer + others. Sev also hosts a monthly show on Pioneer DJ Radio (Ibiza) called “New Kids In The Club”.
Sev signed to Ninja Tune records 2014 to 2016 until he left and returned to America to start his own imprint titled “Secret Angels”. Early in 2016 Sev went on hiatus to record his sophomore album "Live from the Other Side". In 2017 Sev is performing the sophomore album with his band as direct support for the Flying Lotus Debut 3-D Live Tour and is touring internationally.