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Today we’d like to introduce you to Darrell (Who Is DC) Collins.

Darrell, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I grew up listening to all kinds of music from the 70’s 80’s of course 90’s. My first real album was Notorious BIG Ready to die the Above the Rim soundtrack. I always loved music since I was 7 or 8 using a tape recorder to record the sounds and music off of a video game and tap on something to make a beat out of it. Fast forward now I’m doing what I love to do and slowly trying to transition to into the industry. I’ve participated in the iStandard producers’ showcases and also Leo J’s fresh beats and beat assembly’s! The more I had participated in these events it showed me more such as networking, seeing other styles out there that producers have and not to mention diversity in genres!

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I am a music producer I love to create music. How I create, I use a software called Ableton Live 10 and hardware Ableton Push 2. I feel like music is definitely an art to where you’re painting the picture with your mind and ears. My inspiration in my music has always been the complex patterns of Timbaland, the unique sounds of The Neptunes, Diplo with the crossover from any genre with hip-hop pop and EDM and the dark and soothing sound from The Weeknd and Frank Dukes.

My message that I want people to hear are positives in my music from love to dealing with depressions to struggling and even party music too. There are so many topics I like to touch on with my music that’s why I feel it’s important to sit down with the artist I’m working with so that way we can form a song and make sure its material that everyone or someone can relate too!

Artists face many challenges, but what do you feel is the most pressing among them?
I feel that everyone is trying to compete with each other instead of working together. If we are all willing to work together in producing, music, photography no matter what it is, we can obtain so much more and be successful. No doubt the music industry is pretty competitive right now, but it’s all about if you apply yourself and stay hungry and not give up. Networking is a big plus reach out to those and keep those business relationships going!

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
I’m on all music streaming services such as Spotify, Tidal and Apple Music, etc. I also have a website you can go to directly and check out some instrumentals and songs I’ve created not to mention I am starting a blog on for my album I’m currently working on.

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Fela Raymond

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