A few years back, I did a post on my little brother and his dry musical sponge. Then, over Christmas, that now six-foot-freshman handed me a pair of headphones across the dining room table – during dinner – that were playing a Gucci Mane song. Surprisingly, I wasn’t disgusted.
The reason being this particular version of La Fleur’s declarative Trap House turnkey, “That’s All,” happened to be remixed by someone name Brenton Duvall. But, right then, that wasn’t important. What had me so perplexed, was how anyone had composed a strategically synthesized, audible intoxicant that somehow managed to temporarily block all ignorance barriers in my brain and allowed me to actually appreciate the iciness.
Duvall, the young man behind this United-Nations-esque merger of logic and arrogance, is apparently a 19-year-old, bubbling beat-maker who lurks between Boulder & DC and has earned himself around a million YouTube plays for his reinvigorated remixes of artists like Wiz & Taylor Swift, Aaliyah, 2Pac and of course, Ice Cream Face. Fresh out the gate, but banging out a viral presence fit for a hit-maker, this Potomac Boys Club producer/spokesman/blogger is still so under the radar he’s openly petitioning for donations to help reach his goal of producing without the restraints of “real work” holding him down. An immovable burden most creative minds try to tackle daily, yet Brent might actually lock down sooner than later.
If he plays his cards right, enhances his promo campaign and puts out a proper release, Brenton Duvall has enough potential to end up doing original tracks for the artists he’s currently remixing.
Gucci Mane – “That’s All” (Brenton Duvall Remix)