With a ten-year history of classical and jazz training in piano, tenor saxophone, guitar, degrees in Recording Arts and Entertainment Business, DeRon has a unique appreciation for the artistry of music. However, this background merely laid the foundation for what DeRon became. With early professional production in the mid nineties, he was drafted into the hip-hop and R&B scene.
His production received underground recognition across the states; nevertheless this was not the true road DeRon wanted take. While the minor success and appreciation was gratifying, DeRon felt the limits of compromising his artistry for a commercial sound.
In an attempt to show how truly universal music could be, DeRon offered the independent scene his first true solo effort in 2001 under the alias of Azariah. The album was entitled “The Healing”. It was an exotic mixture of jazz, rock, and world music. This recording was the maverick for the eclectic, electric, experimental sound that DeRon now likes to call “ocean music."
After recording various projects under a mixture of monikers such as Azariah, Empathy In Love, Modern Kitten Theory, DJ Iceberg, Cure for Cancer, and a host of others, DeRon finally took off his mask and revealed his true talents with his project, "The Ministry of You" in 2004.
A melodic glimpse through windows of human emotion. Very cinematic, slow & romantic. Some even call it an electro-ballade. Ideal for film, public service announcements, audio books and more! Instrumental, Dramatic Music, Ethereal Music
Jazz/Samba drums accompanied by a guitar loop and various sound effects. This is a very melodic tune with and ambient sound that will sound that is guaranteed to have you wanting to listen to it over and over again. If I could use one word to describe this song, would be, "ear-candy". Instrumental, Jazz Music, Latin Jazz
Soft but dark acoustic guitar loop with atmospheric synths and pads. Great for films that need to invoke a feeling of darkness, deep thought, or wonder. This track supports the emotion an actor or actress delivers on screen or voice acting. It offers a hypnotic trip available to reach anywhere. Instrumental, Electronic Music, Dark Ambient
Dub electro tune driven by groovy bass and a hot guitar medley. If your looking for a smoking tune in the summertime, or a cool chilled vibe this is it. Works well for film scenes or credits, bumper music in radio, audio books, video/tv commercials and more. Instrumental, Reggae Music, Dub Reggae
This folk piece drives the listener into a beautiful trance and meditative state. A brief time out to reflect dream and let the imagination run wild. Partially inspired by the woman mentioned in sappho. Instrumental, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
Elegant New Age, beautiful and haunting piano, flute, woodwinds and indigenous winds. Sad strings, floating soundscape. A pensive melody that speaks of loss, sadness, lost love,reflections of nostalgia and melancholy. Instrumental, New Age Music, Ethnic Fusion
Dramatic and mysterious music, with rattles, shakers, indigenous wind instruments and other musical elements. Essentially a beautiful floating bed of sound. Briefly toward the end a male radio voice talks about Saddam Huessein's policies -- negligible interruption, adds to mystery. Instrumental, New Age Music, Ethnic Fusion