Dre Skull Talks Working With Vybz Kartel For The First Time, Dancehall Genre
US base producer Dre Skull, the brain behind Vybz Kartel latest LP Kingston Story, has opened up about working with the Portmore Empire boss and producing dancehall beats.
In a recent interview with MTViggy, Skull said his first single with the self proclaim Worl’Boss was done in 2009 on his Mixpak records label.
We had done “Yuh Love” back in early 2009 and that was something arranged through the Internet, indirectly. About a year later, I was going down to Kingston to record with different people. I didn’t have doing the Kartel album in mind. Due to circumstances, I ended up working mostly with Kartel. I think we did three tracks on that first trip…that was the first time we got to meet and vibe together in the studio. I was speaking to him one night and he got a better sense of who I was, and where I come from. I think at the end of the second night working together, he had voiced three tracks and he made an off-the-cuff comment that we had made a mini album because the songs had a certain feel. And that kind of planted a seed in my mind about doing an album with Kartel.
Really, I give him all the credit…I don’t know if I would have been bold enough to think, “Oh, I should do a whole Vybz Kartel album” before that trip, and before he said that. He’s unbelievable to watch work—Amazingly quick and inspired—[so] naturally, I was excited with the prospect that he’d be into doing that. We kept in touch over e-mail and penned songs. And after that, I kept on going toKingston repeatedly to work on the album.
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