Equinox 1st Video Single From MindsOne & Kev Brown “Pillars” EP
MindsOne reunites with legendary Low Budget Crew producer Kev Brown to offer hip-hop connoisseurs another round of boom bap driven instrumentals and lyrical inspiration in the form of “MindsOne Kev Brown Pillars”. Following the success of their critically acclaimed modern day musical creativity, all while celebrating the limitless possibilities of the culture. A tall order for a compact record, but the combination of Kev Brown’s instrumental virtuosity and MindsOne’s authority over the spoken word aims to achieve just that.
The EP features a guest appearance from the ingenious Homeboy Sandman along with instrumentals from up and coming producer Sam Brown, and a brand new remix of “Legion of Doom” by MindsOne stalwart KON Sci. First single taken off the MindsOne & Kev Brown “Pillars” EP, available worldwide April 1st on CD, LP, cassette, and digital formats through Ill Adrenaline Records: Founded in 2010, Ill Adrenaline Records is a New Jersey, USA based record label trying to keep that raw and authentic boom-bap rap music alive.
"Pillars" Produced by Kev Brown | Bandcamp
Published in April, 2014: MindsOne & Kev Brown “Pillars” Produced by Kev Brown, Released by Ill Adrenaline Records, Audio Stream via Bandcamp.
"Equinox" Produced by Kev Brown | Music Video
Published in April, 2014: MindsOne & Kev Brown “Equinox” Produced by Kev Brown, Released by Ill Adrenaline Records, Directed by Kangaroo 5, Official Music Video via YouTube.
About Kev Brown via Sonicbirds: Much can be said of humble beginnings, something producer and artist Kev Brown witnessed firsthand as a budding young producer in Landover, Maryland just outside the Nations Capital. Honing his production and rhyming abilities using meager equipment and distributing self-made cassette tapes in and around the Washington Metropolitan area, Kev Browns hustling ways garnered the attention of MC and producer Grap Luva. A collaboration between the two, “What Ruling Means” featured on Marley Marls Re-entry LP, launched Kev Browns professional career to impressive levels. The pairing led to Kev Brown lending production to the legendary trio De La Soul. Kev Brown then landed a position as a part of DJ Jazzy Jeffs A Touch of Jazz production outfit. From there, Kev Brown went on to produce a track for Raheem Devaughns debut and continually worked with the Low Budget Crew, a collective consisting of Kenn Starr, Oddisee, Peter Rosenberg, Cy Young, DJ Roddy Rod among others.
During the craze of the remixing of Jay-Zs The Black Album, many failed to realize that Kev Browns attempt at remixing what was thought to be Jay-Z’s final opus was the first of its kind. The project was the launching pad for Kev Browns solo venture. The 2005 debut LP, I Do What I Do, was a well-received record full of the trademark, head nodding sound Kev Brown was infamous for. 2008 saw the release of the collaborative LP between West Coast MC LMNO and Kev Brown, titled Selective Hearing. Kev Brown has recently released the follow up project “Random Joints” . In the interim, Kev Brown has stayed busy producing for artists such as Eric Roberson, Biz Markie, and Busta Rhymes to name a few.
Kev Browns production style is a distinctive, hypnotic blend of strong bass lines, sharp drum programming and subtle samples that enhance the track all while retaining a true school steadiness. As a rapper, Kev Browns syrupy, confident baritone melts into the track with measurable ease. This straight-ahead, undiluted style of Hip Hop has garnered Kev Brown flattering comparisons to the great golden era producers such as Pete Rock, DJ Premier, and Large Professor. Kev Brown represents quality, precision, and authenticity in a time where plastic imitations of greatness fester in todays music scene.