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Meet Davyhon Canada of DUNGEONMUSIC in South Central LA

Today we’d like to introduce you to Davyhon Canada.

Davyhon, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I’ve been involved with music literally ever since I was born. I come from a musical background, my dad plays guitar and his brothers & sisters play music as well. They have a gospel group called “The Canada Family”. I watched and listened to them all the time. My dad noticed I could keep a beat and not too long after he bought me my first real drumset at the age of two. From then on, I played drums, eventually started playing in my family’s church fast forward to me as a teenager I had a real bad car accident could have lost my life but God had other plans. In that time, I was trying to figure out what to do with my life or what do I do good..the answer was music. So I decided to take music serious and go to school for it at Musicians Institute.

From there, I got my first real opportunity to travel and play music from one of my drum instructors. My first tour was to Australia from there I just kept working and making connections ended up playing with Big Sean, Jhene Aiko, Shamir Bailey, Dom Kennedy, etc. Also early on in those times, I decided I want to produce music. So I was doing both working on production trying to get better and eventually I got my first production placement with Dom Kennedy. Kept going and now have placements with TeeFlii, Siya, Airplane James, Kenai, Aysha Monet to name a few.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Not by a long shot. You go throw a lot of different emotions. Trying to figure out is it worth it? Is all the time you’re putting in going to pay off? Just being disciplined enough to stay focused and determined thru all the uncertain times is a battle within itself. Not having money. Dealing with people talking down on you. No support from the ones you thought would support that could be family, friends, significant other, etc.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
DUNGEONMUSIC is an all things independent music-based company. We produce music for artists, we put together bands for the artist, we help develop the artist and we’re a record label. We specialize in creating good music for the people. Giving the people something they can enjoy and help brighten up there day. Letting the people know anything is possible. Anything you put your mind to and stick with can and will happen for you with dedication and staying focused that message right there is what I’m proud of and what I feel is the separation. The message of look you know what I came from and I’ve been able to accomplish this & that, YOU CAN TOO! Inspiration, Motivation, Determination is what I’m proud of.

What were you like growing up?
Growing up, I was like every other kid just wanting to play with your friends playing ball thinking I was Kobe wanting to go to the league. I’ve always been a chill person, I think. Not always talkative until I got comfortable around you then I opened up a little more. Always loved sports & music.

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RoloEdolo, JoshBcoolin, Spazzz.vision, Shawn Artero

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