1. Doing something with willful intention.
2. The reason for which something exists or is done.
Fed a healthy diet of Hip Hop and Classic Soul, this multi-talented MC, singer, and dancer, honed his abilities as a producer, arranger and engineer to craft a more authentic approach to contemporary songwriting.
Welcome to http://www.THISISDARIEN.com
He has captured the interest of industry executives, enamored the Capital Jazz Festival audience and was ultimately crowned victor of the Budweiser Superfest 2010 Battle for the Crown of New York.
His humble, yet star studded rise to fame has placed him amongst the honorable ranks of soul super heavyweights: Kem, Anthony Hamilton, Raheem DeVaughn, Jazmine Sullivan and others.
Darien – Gone – S.O.B.’s Sol Village
Darien Soul Beach Music Festival Aruba 2010
Darien opens the Budweiser Superfest NYC
He is licensed under Japanese affiliate BBQ Records, gaining him popularity that knows no cultural divide.
“Love Revolution” – Summer Breeze Concert Series
The song is steadily gaining momentum and has charted as high as number 4 in the DC market on commercial radio WHUR amongst such artists as Usher, Alicia Keys, Sade and more.
Darien BET 106 & Park interview
“Love Revolution” on BET’s 106 & Park
Since the Battle for the Crown competition and some of the highlights being television appearances on BET’s 106 and Park and NBC’s “The Debrief w/ David Ushery” as well as commercial radio airplay in NYC, CT, AL, and CA.
In promoting his award winning debut CD, “If These Walls Could Talk” , we have been pushing the envelope as an Independent and “underground” artist and company.
Darien on “The Debrief w/ David Ushery” – Interview
“The Debrief w/ David Ushery” – “Love Revolution”
“Music is my purpose and I create knowing the responsibility that commands.” “Darien, an independent singer, songwriter and producer, has evoked the brilliance of original soul music of decades past.” -Soul Interviews
“The Next SoulMan: Darien’s debut Album,”If These Walls Could Talk“, is about to make him an artist of huge importance to Soul Fans.” – Echoes Magazine
“Our Lives with Gwen Edwards” News12 TV Norwalk CT
“If These Walls Could Talk,” Darien’s debut album (Righteous Music Records), has been met with much critical success receiving such accolades as Soultracks.com 2009
“New Artist of the Year“, JazzandSoul.eu, “Top Track of the Year” award as well as Singersroom.com “Artist to Watch in 2011.”
Darien + A.K.A.Subliminal at ISM
This is a Full Service Independent Record Label complete with Artists and Repertoire, Artist Development, Writers, Producers, Marketing, Promotion, Booking, Distribution, Domestic and International Product Management.
His interests grew in college when he became a disc jockey at UCONN, spinning for 91.7 WHUS FM radio in Storrs Connecticut.
The college radio station’s popularity developed due to his fantastic voice and innovative approach to audience connection.
Sail Thru Acoustic set @ Aja
After college, Miles worked at DNA International Records and S.O.U.L Records, two independent Hip Hop labels with major distribution.
It was there he gained the elementary formula to the workings of the music business. These were skills that he would continue to take with him and build upon throughout his career.
Simultaneously, he joined several male R&B groups. Most notably, was the wildly popular DyeVerse, who got their record deal with a then budding record label Roc-a-fella Records.
Darien – “Composure”
Righteous Music Media, LLC works with talented artists, who still believe in music as an art form and provides a platform for them to convey fresh yet timeless music.
We are the driving force behind innovative and creative music. Our artist live and breathe sound.
The skills and musicianship of Righteous Music Media’s artist are nothing short of remarkable. We are showing the world that “ARTISTIC and IMAGINATIVE” music will always win
August 20th in Atlanta, we are doing our first BENEFIT CONCERT FOR HODGKIN’S LYMPHOMA. I know several people that have this disease and it really is wonderful to be performing for such a great cause.
NY Style Atlanta Party
Talent Lineup for 2011 SuperCruise “A Week of Cool Jazz & Soul at Sea” October 23-30, 2011
The SuperCruise brings you the best musical entertainment on the high seas!
Check out this year’s talent lineup:
Fourplay, Norman Brown, George Duke, Eric Benét, Rachelle Ferrell, Phil Perry, Patti Austin, Roy Ayers, Ken Ford, Maysa, Pieces of a Dream, Kindred the Family Soul, Walter Beasley, Chanté Moore, Nick Colionne, Down to the Bone, Naturally 7, Gerald Veasley’s Bass Boot Camp
Also special appearances by: Maze featuring Frankie Beverly and The Family Stone featuring original members of Sly & The Family Stone and…special performance by world-renowned tap dancer Savion Glover plus…special gospel performance by Fred Hammond.
with Eric Roberson, Frank McComb, Conya Doss, Angela Johnson, Anthony David, Carol Riddick, Cheryl “Pepsi “Riley and Vinx
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