Like many musicians, my interests started with those obligatory piano lessons. Those lessons planted the seed, as I came of age and understood the meaning of music. Music was my awakening.
In high school, I found my voice and harmony through the choir and madrigals. At the University of Rochester, I toured throughout the East Coast and Midwest with the Yellowjackets. After graduation, it was in Boston that I found another musical skill; the ability to compose.
This new ability opened up many opportunities for me. I have used my skills to teach in classrooms, as well as engineer and produce projects for local artists.
Three songs, Confusion, Tenth House and Into The Sunset, were created as a movie soundtrack based on the book, Tenth House, by Phillip Tomasso III. The movie project was cancelled but the music stands on it's own as a contribution to the electronica sound.
Electronica has an energy that is revolutionary, yet retrospective in the meshing of the sounds.
Back in the mix! Check out my new website at http://www.darrinfrison.com! New music and DLFTv on the way! Thanks for listening!
In the womb he heard music as diverse as the legendary James Brown singing "Say it Loud...." to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major (a sonata in three movements).
His personal and individual rhythm being honed by age 14 months old as he beat out a distinct (if not disturbing) sound from the pots and pans scattered throughout the his mother's usually meticulous kitchen. His large soft afro swayed to the music as he danced and sang with the large mixing spoon mike while being filmed by his brother on the old Bell and Howell Super 8 mm camera. And then the obligatory pre-adolescent piano lessons, finding his singing voice in high school madrigals and with the University of Rochester a' cappela group the Yellowjackets.
The die was cast.
The O' Jays, an outworn Radio Shack cassette tape of Billy Joel's..."All for Leyna", Stevie, Kraftwerk counting "Numbers", the Temptations, Queens Limited US Release Greatest Hits album and the Eagles become the backdrop to the musician... coming of age; music his awakening.
The electronic influences: Art of Noise, Vangelis, Peter Gabriel help DLF create his talk...Crystal Method, John Mayer and Moby defined DLF's walk...as the producer/composer is born.
DLF has arrived....his music blends electronica and modern/alternative rock creating an eclectic sound. DLF states "Electronica's energy is revolutionary,...yet retrospective in the meshing of harmonic blends of diverse sounds and genres".
DLF's debut independent, self-produced CD, Wavelength was played in discos throughout Brussels, Belgium and several tracks from the same album were played in Indie scene in Chicago.
December 2007 launching of the self-produced CD, Moments in Silence heralded the increase success of DLF's musical and creative "territory". Shortly after its release, German music reviewer, eSoul (after purchasing one of the first copies of the CD) emailed DLF and informed him that he would review the CD in one of the German e-magazines.
In early 2008, "This Isn't Over (Johnny's Theme)" was selected to go on the graphic novel Johnny Delgado is Dead soundtrack CD. Following on the success of this project, "Dreaming in Colored Waters" was chosen for the Logo MTV cable television series, "Gimme Sugar"; to be aired in Summer 2008.
At the end of April 2008, DLF was contacted after some of his dance tunes were forwarded to Studio 51; a production company that provides music for a major daytime TV show. Now DLF composes for several major daytime television shows through this deal.
DLF also recently signed a licensing contract with Audiosocket, a music library that will dedicate the next year or so to getting DLF's music in film, TV, and videogames. He has also signed a licensing contract with HDMUSICNOW.com for the song, "Let's Get To It (Victor's Theme)."
The Crystal Method, Art Of Noise
Art Of Noise, Tangerine Dream, Vangelis, The Crystal Method, The Chemical Brothers, Peter Gabriel, Yes, Moby, The Eagles, Depeche Mode, David Mathews Band, Creed, The Polyphonic Spree