Thursday, March 24, 2011


With surprise appearances by Grammy Award winner Chamillionaire, P Square, Mo’Cheddah and Timaya
After almost two years of waiting, fans can now heave a heavy sigh of relief as the multiple award-winning singer-songwriter finally released his new double album DOUBLE DARE digitally and physically. Yes – not one; but two albums, specially created over an extensive period, by Darey and several collaborators in Lagos, London, South Africa, Abuja and America.
The new albums, released in two different CDs (differently titled HEART and BEAT to form the word HEARTBEAT) are ‘products of necessity’, says a statement from Darey’s label Soul Muzik. On the one hand, the first CD Vol.1: HEART parades a rare, mind-blowing set of timeless slow to mid-tempo R&B/Soul tunes that truly expose the naked essence of Darey’s wide vocal range. While on the other hand, the second disc Vol. 2: BEAT contains more up-tempo dance tracks on which Darey exhibits his edgy style, while still displaying his virtuoso vocal prowess.
Personally, fans will see the two sides of Darey, especially the fun-playful aspect, of a man mostly known to be straight-up ‘smooth, calm and collected.’ And musically, they’ll experience the double-dimension of his art; the interesting diversity of his talent, and the depth of his skills. At a time when most artists prefer to play it safe, lingering within the confines of convention, towing the line of the ordinary to remain relevant, Darey prefers to stand on the ledge, daring to maintain his artistic distinctiveness.
Recently celebrated by City People Magazine as the King of R&B in Nigeria, Darey remains the continent’s most remarkable R&B/Soul recording/performing artiste. And he’s been crowned king of that genre many times – by many organisations, including Channel O, HipHopWorld Awards, Soundcity and many more who have at different times honoured him for his outstanding works.
The new albums, released on the Soul Muzik imprint, and available in stores nationwide, as well as on iTunes and other online stores, was produced and mixed at SMS, Abuja. And it features a community of talents, most of them Darey’s friends. Timaya appears on ‘Back To Sender’, P Square appear on ‘Provider’, Mo’Cheddah spits on ‘Turn Me On’, while Grammy award winning rapper, and hiphop bestseller Chamillionaire joins Darey to deliver a spectacular remix of ‘The Way You Are’.
‘It was fun working with all these amazing talents’, Darey says. ‘And I’m very honoured to have worked with everyone on the album. From producers to writers, engineers, singers, rappers and all.’
On Chamillionaire, he says, ‘we hooked up on Twitter. He liked the beats to ‘The way you are’ and wanted to be on a remix. I was happy to oblige. And I’m still amazed by what we were able to come up with. I Hope you like it!
‘It’s such a big big blessing to be able to create such beautiful, fun music. And I’m blessed to have such great talents like Cobhams, Don Jazzy, El Dee, Wayne McNeish and Ayodele Basil as friends and producers. The album is what it is because of the help of so many people, especially my team at Soul Muzik. But, essentially, it is for the benefit, the enjoyment, and satisfaction of my friends 
spread across the world…’
Darey will embark on a series of tours, across the media, nightclubs, campuses and other institutions, as he takes DOUBLE DARE across the country, and eventually across the world… luv mi bradda...damn dude ya the true rnb king,deep down inna mi heart...say me!(dee7)
Thanxxx to


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