We spoke to Producer Darryl Duncan about his song “18” which is creating a social network buzz. Eventhough he wrote the song last year shortly after the murder of Trayvon Martin. Lately its been gaining steam online. The song currently have over 24,000 youtube views.
Darryl is a Writer / Producer originally from Chicago, IL. He has beeninvolved in music since age nine. Once out of high school, he studied jazz piano, MIDI, and electronic music at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago. Darryl moved to Los Angeles in 1986 after securing a major publishing contract with Almo-Irving Music Publishing Company. Immediately he began to gain considerable recognition for his songwriting, sound design and music production abilities. After 5 years with Almo-Irving he signed on with Warner/Chappell Music in 1992. Darryl has written and/or produced for many music industry notables such as: Michael Jackson, Earth, Wind & Fire, Chaka Khan, Jeffrey Osborne, Shanice Wilson, Barry White,Young MC, Sharon Bryant, Dawnn Lewis, E.U., Elisa Fiorillo, Vesta, Keisha Jackson, Foster Sylvers, Howard Johnson, Karen White, O”Brien, Jerry Butler, and countless other recording artists. Darryl himself was also a solo artist on Motown in 1987. Darryl also wrote & produced 7 of the 10 songs on R. Kelly”s first Album project. Darryl”s songs have been recorded on over 31 albums or motion pictures since 1987 including several charting singles and a number one record. Darryl has also written music for commercial product jingles for Toyota, Miller beer, BP/Amoco, McDonald”s, The Illinois State Lottery, Volkswagon, Walmart and Sears to name a few and has won industry awards for his songwriting abilities.
After many years of functioning as a successful music production company in Los Angeles and after having been the audio lead for some of Electronic Arts most successful video game titles, Darryl has formed his own trailblazing company called GameBeat Studios. After just a few years of existence, GameBeat grew to become a recognized leader in the field and has enjoyed amazing success as it continues to grow.