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.
This SoundPack includes the complete stems for 'Fun In The Sun'. A lighthearted and carefree number that is great for promotions and advertising. The track is very fresh and cheerful. Vocal Pads, Pop, Acoustic Pop
A song of triumph, purple guitars and joyous strings. This tune also has a beat that will make you bob your head, clap your hands, and sway your body from side to side in harmony with others that agree with your ideology. This is a victory song. Instrumental, New Age, Contemporary Instr
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, Singer/Songwriter, 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, 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, Dramatic, Calm Edgy