In 1997, Darryl began writing and producing with Macy Gray, resulting in the multi-platinum album Macy Gray “On How Life Is” as well as producing her follow-up album, “The Id”. He also had the pleasure of working side by side with producer Rick Rubin who acted as Executive Producer on this record. Darryl has also worked closely in the past with Will-I-Am and the Black-Eyed-Peas, among many others.
Darryl composed the score for the feature film “From The Rough” featuring actors Michael Clarke Duncan, Tom Felton of Harry Potter fame, and Taraje’ Hensen. He also was brought on board with Lionsgate Entertainment to score film and TV material for actor/comedian Kevin Hart. Darryl recently signed a world-wide book publishing deal with Hal Leonard Publishing International. First edition of “Essential Guide to Song-writing, Producing, and Recording” to be released in 2016.
In addition to book-authoring, Darryl is an approved I-phone app developer and is preparing to release an app called “Studio-Helper”. This ties in with his video-tutorials presently on-line. His other recent projects include developing a
music-related video game for Sony Playstation and Microsoft X-Box. At Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, he taught Music Production and Track Programming, and also lectures at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on Musician’s Institute’s behalf. He currently teaches “Record Production” and “Mixing” courses at UCLA in the Entertainment Studies department.
Lastly, Darryl is developing a completely groundbreaking, physical music-delivery medium. It is poised to revolutionize how we perceive and enjoy audio as a whole.