via Eryst Records
Produced, Arranged, Recorded and Mixed by Calvin Valentine at Peanut Butter Smoothie Studios, North Hollywood, CA | Cover Art: Joe Baker
“In spite of his youth, Valentine’s already a music veteran. The Eugene-raised artist started playing the drums at age 6. By 19, he rocked the Warped Tour with his band Medium Troy. He’s produced a full-length album for Planet Asia and De La Soul’s “God It” (featuring Nas). Along the way, he’s worked with Bun B, Devin the Dude, Juicy J, and Dilla’s younger brother, Illa J. His last placement is “Two Days,” on Interscope artist Boogie’s “Thirst 48 2” (Valentine co-produced, doing talkbox and synths).
Yet for all the head nodding music that he’s previously made, Valentine’s Eugene is a stark declaration of a singular talent. It’s the work of an artist fiercely aware of what made him, who he is, what he loves, and where he’s going. This is an album about growing older and falling in love with different things but never forgetting those memories, never forgetting the place you’ll always call home.”
– Jeff Weiss