“Nia” – DaVillins & DJ Skizz (Ruckdown | Brownsville) Remix Challenge Submission + Free download of Mr Kuyateh’s Version

 

DaVillins (Brownville|RuckDown) recently dropped a dope track prod. by DJ Skizz called “Nia”, which is a dope track for the ladies and pays tribute to Nia Long.

The track is on their latest EP #Cashmeredice which dropped on April 7th. To have fun with promotion, they put the word out for a #niaremixchallenge and I responded with this remix which includes a Marvin Gaye sample flip.

The fun part was creating an experience around the production and hoping that the listener is able to connect with it.  Mixing the layers and then mastering was a bit of a challenge but the sounds seem to resonate accordingly.

Let us know what you think of Mr Kuyateh’s and check out their latest release Cashmere Dice.  Bless up

BROOKLYN LET’S MOVE – free SUMMER PARK JAM + Live Painting + Live Dance Music + Dope Dj’s Cary Grant + SnowBklyn + Mr Kuyateh + FREE AFTER PARTY IN BEDSTUY

This Saturday August 20, 2016… Dj’s SnowBklyn, Cary Grant & Mr. Kuyateh are coming together on behalf of Brooklyn Let’s Move to bring you a global soundscape of sonic sounds.

We are calling all dancers (bboys, bgirls, house dancers, african dancers, breakers, reggae dancers, modern)…. to get it in.

Music includes Afrobeat, Afro House, Latin, World, Eclectic, Funk, Soulful House, Deep House, RnB Flips, Hip Hop, Jazz, Breakbeats, Rare exclusive cuts, on the spot remixes and more with creative trio.

Live Painting will be done by Brooklyn Artist KITO

The free AFTER PARTY will be at 622 Marcy Ave, BKLYN from 11pm – till @ Cary’s Grants beautiful Bedstuy home. Come through peacefully and with good vibes.

The park is located across the street from the Brooklyn Museum of Modern Art on Washington and Eastern Parkway.

Powered by The Brooklyn Word, SnowBklyn & All True Men Org

Flier Artwork by Mr Kuyateh

Sean Price “60 Bar Dash” prod. by Dj Gibril the Polohead

Rest in Lo, your words are echoing through the music universe and altering the very nature of this music landscape that we call hip hop.  Sean P forever! – G. Kuyateh

Free Download!

 

How The Remix Came About

I did this a year ago and lightly making touches over the months. It was supposed to drop with some video I shot at the Duck Down fundraiser for Sean P’s fam in Brooklyn.  Shxt was dope, mad heads stopped through to show love.

I had some tech issues with the sound, which prevented me from releasing it, which also prevented me from dropping this properly. For some odd reason, there were elements that didn’t flow and I had to approach it completely differently.

That realization didn’t occur until a few days ago. It suddenly all made sense and once the mixing started to flow, other ideas to build evolved. I already had the sample and 75% of the track done. The last 25% of it was falling apart but it all worked out.

My production is across the board from Hip Hop to NYC House (or club as old heads would say). Also I fuxk with RnB, Soul and eclectic vibes.

I’m a man of the 90’s, grew up a Polo aka Lo head from Crown Heights and was deeply embedded in the preservation of hip hop and the dance culture.

The shift in New York’s sound is very disappointing being that we used to be respected for it, now muthafuxkers don’t even know what New York or Brooklyn Hip Hop sounds like.

With that, I decided to do my part and start my own movement with sound. Producing along the lines of sounds that I grew up with, that boom bap, jazzy hip hop, funky soulful shxt.

It’s what I do, regardless of whether or not you enjoy… the point is preservation because others covering our culture don’t pay it the proper respect and thats The Brooklyn Word…

Holla if you have budgets and an idea or if you need some artistic brand development. I’m well versed in many areas outside of production. bless up – Dj Gibril
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released March 18, 2016
Lyrics: Sean Price | Duckdown
Production + Mix/Master: Gibril Kuyateh
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Lastly, I put this joint on shxtcloud (soundcloud) as well, but they are assholes and dicking all of the dj’s that pay to use their service.  So I’m transitioning from their service as much as possible.  I’ll get more into that later…