Friday, January 10, 2014

Music Producer, Salaam Remi - Pensado's Place #145

This weeks episode of Pensado's Place features Grammy Winning Producer, Label Exec and longtime friend and collaborator Salaam Remi (who is currently nominated for four Grammys). Dave and Herb start off by disclosing some of their plans for the show and a recap of their Belmont University event. Salaam speaks on his favorite bass and his production style.
His retelling of the first time we worked with Amy made me a little melancholy but also reminded me how much fun we had on those sessions. He also speaks on working with other artists such as Lauryn Hill, Nas, Miguel and the big influence his Dad Van Gibbs (a renowned producer and musician in his own right) had on him. In the Corner Office segment he gives even more insight into his songwriting/production and how important the sonics/engineering is. My favorite 'Salaam quote' - "It's their (the artist's) book I just put the cover on it."

Here's the Tonight show performance of "One In The Chamber" with Salaam and Akon.
It's the single from his Grammy nominated album of the same name with features from many artists such as Estelle, Corinne Bailey Ray, Jordan Sparks, Ne-Yo and Stephen Marley. It also features two upcoming artists CJ Hilton and Liam Bailey.

Salaam's "One In The Chamber" Album can be purchased on iTunes.

The CD will be available in March.