From The Artist : “’Sun Don’t Shine’ started as you can imagine: on a rainy-as-fuck day. It was pouring down outside, so I came back to my home studio after writing off the day otherwise, and started messing around in the studio, and eventually made the beat; inspired from minimal dark electronic / hip hop influences I was vibing on at the time. I named the beat ‘Sun Don’t Shine’. Later, I met and connected with Olive B. The first time we met we ran through a bunch of beats and ideas I had, and ‘Sun Don’t Shine’ really grabbed her attention first and foremost, so it was the first thing we decided to write on together. It was something that grabbed us both at the time; a minimal idea with deep overgrowth. We wrote the song on the track and her voice ended up being an incredible fit for the style of the track; where her style and character really soared over the minimal nature of the beat.”
After receiving critical acclaim for recordings under various monikers, Kevin O’Brien is debuting his first solo project – Kayobe. The new single “Sun Don’t Shine” is an experimental journey through sonic dimensions and features Olive B. on vocals. Haunting and unpredictable, Kayobe’s darkly atmospheric electro-pop track draws inspiration from pulsing hip hop bass lines layered with intricate electronic flourishes.
The depth of influences is unsurprising. Kevin has previous producing experience in the realms of pop, hip hop, jazz, and electronic which all blend to create Kayobe’s debut EP, Hidden, set for release January 2018. As he gains momentum in the Toronto scene, Kayobe stakes claim as Canada’s next multifaceted musician to watch.