Kelman Duran is L.A.-based Dominican producer. He released debut album 1804 KIDS
via Hundebiss Records. Duran's approach to production stems from nostalgia “for where from and being a lil’ badass kid in 7th grade hitting house parties” in Manhattan’s Washington Heights. Duran never shies away from politics in his work. He feeds reggaeton rhythms through a compressor on his debut album, 1804 KIDS
, which is a reference to the Haitian Revolution. His present is informed by a lifetime of dealing with racism and toxic, jingoistic attitudes.