Posted by: darienonline | April 19, 2016

I’ve got a good “Feeling” about new music

While working on the mixes for my upcoming project “Notes From the Journey,” I can’t help but get excited about all the collaborations I have this time around.

One collaboration you can hear right now is “Feeling,” a vibe heavy record between myself and Hallex M. Having worked with such artists as Omar Lye-Fook and Jocelyn Mathieu, Hallex M is no stranger to the groove.

Feeling is steadily making it’s way up the charts. Check it out and share it below!



Posted by: darienonline | February 14, 2016

Not Your (normal) Valentine

A year ago I was attempting to reconcile a long distance relationship with a woman I had hoped to spend the rest of my life with. As scheduling would have it, the only time we could meet was Valentine’s weekend. We agreed with the condition we wouldn’t actually celebrate the weekend or exchange gifts. In a show of tongue in cheek protest over the fact that I couldn’t officially celebrate the holiday with her, I wrote her a song instead.

Unfortunately the relationship did not last… but the memories and this song remain. “No Valentine” was recorded entirely on my iPad and really only meant for her ears. (Later strings and accents were added by my good friend Phil Lewis). I thought maybe one day I would return to it and redo it, but for now it still holds a bit of a sting. I decided to share this demo recording because 2016 WILL be the year that I release new music (yes you read that correctly) and because I know there are many colors to this thing called love. This may just be the one needed for someone’s current picture.

No Valentine Demo

Fun fact:

I went to a Stevie Wonder concert many years ago and he told a story of how he wrote a song for a woman he was hoping to reconcile with on the road. He said he didn’t get the girl but the song lived on…. You might have heard of it. “Till you come back to me” made famous by Aretha Franklin.

Posted by: darienonline | November 6, 2015

Soooooooooul Train!

It feels like I just got back to NYC but I’m off to the UK!!

All my London peeps meet me Sat Nov 21 at The South London Soul Train in the Bussey building/CLF Art Cafe,  I’ll be performing live with the band!!! 4 floors of Dance & Soul Music!!

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Photo by: Romain Pelissier

Posted by: darienonline | September 28, 2015

What could be the Harm?

I have been so blessed in working on my new project. I worked with ridiculously talented folks that upped my game completely. They allowed me to explore as a writer/vocalist/producer and to go confidently into uncharted territory. While it is still in the oven, so to speak, I’d like to share a snippet of “Harmless” which will be on “Notes from the Journey.”

Ridiculously talented folks to follow: Les IsMo on drums, Ricardo Ramos on guitar, Phillip Lewis on keys, LeShawn Thomas on bass, DEA horns and the vocal squad of life Tiffany T’zelle WilsonDarius BookerKeesha Gumbs

I’ll be performing this and several new tunes from the new project this Oct. 3rd Bizz’Art Bar-Live-Resto-Club, so if you are in Paris make sure you don’t miss it!

Posted by: darienonline | September 27, 2015

Nights like this……..

There is a magic to this music thing sometimes………….. 

Jamming at the end of a set in Berlin @ A-Trane

Posted by: darienonline | September 25, 2015

The Line

Some folks beg for change,
Some just stay the same
Some things fall apart,
leaving what remains…. so cold

– The Line

Posted by: darienonline | September 24, 2015

Nether-ending Story


What a whirlwind 2 days…. or maybe I should say World Win.
A year ago I toured Europe and hit up a jam session at Berlin’s A-Trane with soul family Kenny Wesley. We joked about how we should do a tour and call it the Ebony Express (unofficially😉 ).

A year later and we are both touring Europe but have an opportunity to share some stages along the way……

Well…… #ebonyexpress has already hit a few stages as well as performed live on NPO Radio 6 Soul & Jazz with fellow soul mate Sarah-Jane. Shout out to the beautiful and talented host Angelique Houtveen for the interview.

Words are powerful.

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NPO Radio 6 – live performance and interview.


What a difference a year makes – @A-Trane in Berlin


Posted by: darienonline | December 19, 2012

On This Holiday……

Continuing on our quest to add new songs to your holiday playlists and thus reinvent the holiday (cheese)wheel, I would like to share a song that has become a classic (of  mine) If for no other reason than I recorded it so long ago.  :)

The message is simple and warm enough that even Scrooge and the Grinch rock it on their playlists.

No coal in your stocking this year… it’s also free to download.

Posted by: darienonline | December 17, 2012

Holiday Love aka Subliminal ft. Az Yet & Darien Dean

You’ve hung all the mistletoe and burnt the chestnuts.  Isn’t it time for some new classics?:)

Here is a stocking stuffer for the romantic consumer in you.  If ever there was foreshadowing in a movie, peep the cast of this flic and look forward to many sequels in the New Year.

Big shout out to aka Sub “Zero for the Ice Cold verse, and Herb”Heat Miser” Middleton for bringing the consistent  fire on the tracks (and for bringing me in for some added sprinkles).  Also shouts to Az Yet, who I have not met As Yet.

Posted by: darienonline | December 14, 2012

The End is near……. according to Google.

I just installed Google’s new voice assistant on my phone and I was amped.  This is like the new Magic 8 Ball…… but with more than 8 responses.

So….ummm………. Google is usually on point.  Should  we be worried?:)

Seriously though, if these were the end days, what would you do?  Don’t be surprised if I flood the internet with close to 100 songs in various levels of completion. lol.   I need folks to be familiar with my joints in the AfterLife!:)

– Enjoy your weekend….. it could be your last😛

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