93.9 WKYS is embracing local talent, and every Monday, we will prominently feature a local artist on the WKYS website.
If you would like to be featured on 93.9 WKYS New Music Monday please submit your song in an MP3 format, your photo, your bio and contact information to our DMV’s OWN page and every Monday we will feature a deserving local artist.
This week’s featured artist is David Gibson.
Introduce yourself to the world.
The name is David Gibson. I’m a product of southeast DC and graduate of Woodrow Wilson Senior High School, class of 2009. I am currently a student at Hampton University and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Music is my life, and without it I can’t survive.
What has been a highlight in your music endeavors so far?
My highlight of my music endeavors so far is being featured on Audio tha DJ’s,the hottest DJ at my university, mixtape this Spring 2012. I received a lot of respect from the campus with that one track on his project. Another great thing about it was that out of 200 + artist I was one out of a selected few that was good enough to be featured.
What can people expect from your music?
People can expect the real me. That’s one of the reasons why I go by my government because this is not just some made up person. Everything I talk about in my music happened to me. So people can just hear my story. All my business is out there, whether it’s about an ex, a current girl, or any other problem that a young man goes through in life.
Are you looking to sign with a major or indie label?
I’m looking to just make it out here. It’s a lot of people that want to be the next best thing and I believe I can be that, but as of right now I’m just doing what I love. If doing what I love gets me signed then that’s a blessing from God.
What are some of your musical influences?
My music influences are definitely the people surrounding me. I grew up listening to Go-Go, so I have always been around music. I feel like that cultivated me into the artist I am today.
When laying down the track in the studio, how do you like your sessions?
Well since I record all of my music in my bedroom closet I like it quiet. I just be in my pajamas with a bottle of water just vibing. I like to take my time with a track so I don’t really go to big studios where they charge by the hour. It just makes me feel like I’m pressed for time.
Get at David at @davidgibsondmv
Click the link to check out his song “Let’s Make Love”