BNV Productions is a special piece of real estate. Located in the heart of Burbank, the fully equipped studio is designed to feel like an artist abode. BNV is a haven for artists that need a quality place to record, while also wanting to be infused with all the feel good vibes that is unique to the islands. During a recent tour of the spot, KingstontoLA realized something is even more special about the place. It is a magnet for reggae and Jamaican artists, who are starting to make the place a destination while in LA. BNV is the go to music spot for hip, in-the-know, reggae and dancehall artists in LA. as well.
Those familiar with the No-Maddz know the feeling you get when you first find their music. The No-Maddz, being one of the more talented groups out of Kingston, Jamaica, transport you to that place that few artists can. Recently the group found themselves in BNV’s Hollywood studio (they recently moved to Burbank), cooking up some magic for their fans. Check out No-Maddz member Sheldon performing a live poetry session at BNV here:
There are numerous pieces that contribute to the whole picture of BNV’s je ne sais quoi. One such piece, is their reggae-centric force, Wayne “Native Wayne” Jobson. Jobson is a regular at the studio and is known for his diverse roster of friends/reggae artists that he invites to stop by, including, say, Third World anyone?
Here are the reggae legends performing “96 Degrees” on Catch A Fire with Native Wayne:
The studio is a gem nestled in the riches of Los Angeles! Other artists that have passed through BNV’s studio include: Jesse Royal, Nature, Arise Roots, Jo Mersa Marley and Leona Lewis. BNV is also the go-to spot for Los Angeles voice over actors, who are promoted on the their roster of voice over talent. The studio has several exciting professional projects coming up that we’ll be exclusively reporting on at KingstontoLA. A place that makes such special music, especially with the enormous reggae talent that consistently graces the building, draws us in like a Jamaican waterfall. For any reggae or dancehall artist that needs a place to record in LA, BNV is it. It is after all, Kingston in LA.
Here is Jesse Royal performing "Modern Day Judas" live at the studio:
Photos courtesy of BNV Studios, Featured image of Jo Mersa Marley in their Hollywood studio captured by Kevin B. Lieberman.