Das Spin Magazin hat letzte Woche einen kurzen Artikel über den Produzenten und Chef von Mixpak Recordings gebracht.
Andrew Hershey is the riddim-slinging head of Mixpak Records who, under his Dre Skull alias, has also become one of dancehall’s most sought-after producers, responsible for the cinematic textures of Vybz Kartel’s landmark LP Kingston Story. Hershey’s arts-filled CV — he once built a quadraphonic soundsystem installation at Manhattan’s Deitch Projects gallery and sold merch for Lightning Bolt — speaks to his versatility. “Every person in the world has their own unique experiences that shape what they’re best at,” says Hershey. “Since I started working with artists like Sizzla, I’ve gotten a lot deeper with my engagement with dancehall. It might have been very different.” Most recently, Hershey’s engagement has led him to co-produce Snoop Lion’s upcoming Reincarnated album, alongside Major Lazer’s Diplo and esteemed Los Angeles producer Ariel Rechtshaid (Usher, Glasser, Plain White T’s).
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