Curt Cazal

Biography

Curt Cazal is a Hip Hop DJ/Producer/Engineer/MC from Long Island, New York. He is a former member of JVC FORCE and current member of QNC (Q Ball & Curt Cazal). He got his start DJing on the local scene and quickly moved on to producing for some of the most respected and loved hip-hop artists.

He has produced a number of tracks, for the likes of M.O.P., Roc-A-Fella member Sauce Money, Bootcamp Clik, Jaz-O, Afu Ra, Craig G, Mama Mystique, to name a few, as well as spearheading the careers and producing the original demos of Hit and Def Squad members Keith Murray and K-Solo. He is the producer of the classic anthem “Strong Island” in 1988 and the majority of the JVC FORCE’s releases as well as QNC’s “Repertoire”.

Early in his career, Curt became the house producer at the legendary D&D Records, and later relocated their “A” Room to his house on Long Island when they closed their doors. He is considered as one of hip hop’s most versatile and acclaimed producers.

As part of the dynamic duo ‘QNC’, his longtime working relationship with Aim began with classic collaborations such as ‘The Force’ and ‘Before‘, eventually culminating in the highly acclaimed ‘The Habit Of A Lifetime (And How To Kick It)’.

His Remix EP which features the Long Island legend’s masterful re-working of album highlight ‘How It All Got Started.’ pours melodic sample syrup over a thick, boom-bap beat and the result, according to Aim, is “the best track ATIC’s ever released. Curt’s remix makes me feel like the first time I heard Souls of Mischief’s ’93 ’til Infinity’ or Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth’s ‘They Reminisce over You,’ it’s that good.” High praise indeed but timeless and emotive hip-hop anthems like this don’t come along too often.

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Videos

AIM & QNC – HOW IT ALL GOT STARTED (CURT CAZAL REMIX)
AIM & QNC – WE DON’T PLAY (CURT CAZAL REMIX)