As part of a small handful of talented producers amongst a generation of hopefuls, Toure Duncan aka DJ Toure of the Hieroglyphics is hard at work making music for some of the Bay Area’s top recording artists. DJ Toure began producing music for the Hieroglyphics Collective, who have established themselves as mainstay in the underground hip hop scene. DJ Toure has made a name for himself as a producer in the Bay Area with his philosophy of originality and creativity generating a demand for his particular style of aggressive, bold and colorful melodies over bass heavy tracks.
He produced tracks for Dolla Will, who was signed to Too $hort’s record label at the time and worked with many other Bay Area artists including Too $hort, E-40, Father Dom, Beeda Weeda, and Goapele. His production company, 101% Music, has acted as an incubator for new talent in the Bay’s Hip Hop, Rap, Soul, and R&B genres. Renowned for his DJing skills as well, he has been featured on songs including “That’s How it Is”, Casual’s first single and recently toured as Kelly Rowland’s DJ.
As a drummer Toure has toured in Mystic’s band and played alongside the Black Eyed Peas in Canada and the United States. DJ Toure is currently working on his latest project, Hieorphant, featuring Casual and produced by DJ Toure (available on iTunes). He is also currently working on new Hiero music and looking forward to a tour in 2012. He is also working on E-40, Droop-e and Too Short projects. The forthcoming, Toure’s Theory: Session One, project on the Interdependent Media label will soon announce a release date and expect details of his promotional tour soon.