DEREK BRIN, a Multi-Platinum Award winning Producer, Songwriter & Mix Engineer has worked in the Caribbean, internationally and locally with some of the best.
Derek's currently riding on the recent success of Capitol Recording artist Che'Nelle's first crossover single I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE DJ, an international hit featuring Baby Cham from Jamaica. Derek also produced her 3rd upcoming single CLUBJUMPIN', which just appeared in an episode of "THE HILLS (MTV). Derek just Produced 6 tacks for Kitorah who sang the theme song at the Beijing Olympics, 2 tracks for the Canadian artist DRU and the current hit "BEAUTIFUL SURPRISE" for Barbados based Philip7.
3 years ago Derek signed to OLE, Canada's largest independent music publisher.
He worked with Balewa Muhammad (now with The Clutch), Sekay and T.O. (Trakaddix) to deliver Jaheim's "DADDY THING" on his last album which entered Billboard's top 100 at 1. Produced & Mixed Kristine W's (RCA) number 1 Billboard smash "STRONGER" & 4 songs for RuPaul's last album. He Produced a song on each of the last two Canadian Idol records both going platinum and double platinum & Keshia Chante's single "Unpredictable" which went gold as well as the album. He remixed Robyn's first US single "DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT TAKES" which went Gold in the US and worked as a Programmer for Guy Roche/Diane Warren on the first Pokemon soundtrack (Double platinum in the US) and the Blue Streak soundtrack (Gold in the US). Derek also worked on the Diane Warren songs for the INNOSENSE album (Transcontinental/RCA).
After many years in the Toronto music scene, Derek worked in New York and then moved to LA. While in LA, he did drum and keyboard programming for heavy-weight Producers and songwriters like Dianne Warren, Guy Roche, Jud Friedman and Allen Reich, Dan Hill & Jorgen Elofsen (Sweden). He also wrote with some of the better songwriters like Emanual Officer, Marlaina Kemp, Lina, Mishcke, Siedah Garrett & RuPaul to name a few.
Derek is one 1/2 of the production team EKUE formed to develop Caribbean artists. Derek also produces a lot of music for Carnival in the Caribbean.