Gavsborg is the project of Kingston-based producer Gavin Blair. He’s back with a new EP titled Kevin From Ivory Coast which features Shanique Marie. According to the press release, The project takes steam as Gavsborg trades ideas via voice notes with Shanique Marie, which frames the tracks together by vocalising abstract stanzas for the piece. Gavsborg speaks about the project as one that takes him back to his early childhood roots of Mobb Deep & Erykah Badu via compilations like 60 minutes of Funk tapes & Alric & Boyd’s ‘Fat Block’ weekly Hip Hop radio show on Fame FM, Kingston, Jamaica.
The EP cover showcases a funny collage of ‘ransom note style’ design from various Ghanaian newspapers with a photograph of Kevin (who was created & gifted to Gavsborg by Abidjan based Ivorian metalwork street artist ‘A we’). The name ‘Kevin’ was given to the curious metal creature by a wonderful kid from Ireland.