And we’re back with yet another premiere for y’all. This time, taking the instrumental route on a project I was actually zoning out to so much that I almost forgot to post!
Making his Dopehouse debut, Brooklyn’s Kasim Keto looks to take you on a musical journey through the blended sounds of hip hop, jazz and electronic with his new instrumental project Long Car Rides (Babygrande Records). Just as the title suggest, this is perfect for those late night car rides through town… or even when you’re chilling in the crib dolo, like myself. So far I’m on my third listen and I don’t plan on putting it away any time soon. This is fantastic stuff.
November 19th is the release date, but we’re giving you an early listen. So do yourself a favor and click play.
Born in Brooklyn and raised by two Jamaican immigrant parents, Kasim Keto finds his influences in a wide range of places and experiences. Having moved from New York, to Alabama, to Florida and then back to New York within the span of two years as an adolescent, Kasim found sanctity in a diverse array of musical styles, which is today reflected in his eclectic blend of production. Growing up in an impoverished household, Kasim saw music as a method of escape and an outlet for creative expression. Kasim began writing music at the age of 8 and it would go onto become a life-altering experience. At 16 years-old, Kasim began cutting school, and unlike his peers, his days were not spent in relaxation, but rather working with pro audio gear in an effort to hone his talent as a producer. As Kasim explains, “working on several local projects and trying to gain notice became a facilitator of my musical talents.” After releasing numerous online projects to critical acclaim, Kasim is ready to show the world why he is in a lane of his own.