Continuing to shape Dar.Ra’s musical catalogue, new E.P ‘Blood N Treasure’ drops alongside new Radio show
Irish Music Producer and Author Dar.Ra Graces the airwaves with New Radio Show on Dublins Finest Station Your Hits Digital. Straight into the ring and punching like a heavy weight Irish born Music Producer and Author starts the battle with a Sunday night show on Irelands finest Radio station Your Hits Digital, run by a powerhouse of visionary Nikki Power who driven by passion and desire has done the Dublin proud with a Radio station to lift the Modern day blues.
Dar.Ra was the voice and production of acts such as Taste Of Paradise (EMI Records), Bliss (21st Century Records), Ultra Love Machine (Festival Records/ Mushroom, Australia, Urban Harmonix and Chillum (Kusha Deep Records) and put out his first album ‘Soul Hours’ under his own name in 2009 an album that had tracks featured on Hollywood movies and various TV shows across the UK, winning a lot of support from Radio stations around the world.
Running the Kusha Deep Record label set up in the early 2000s has now released over 200 titles, from Rock to EDM to Reggae, all gaining major recognition from US and European Media outlets, from Billboard to Cosmo.
Last year alone 50 titles were released from two compilation albums called Majestic Retrospective Vol 1 and 2 featuring the EDM releases to a beautiful collection of laid back songs album called ‘Ballads For The Downtrodden’ and the homage to London Life on the Kings N Serfs EP.
The radio show which is aptly named the Kusha Deep Radio show is a mix bag of music which represents a varied taste in Music.
Dar.Ra says expect the unexpected. The first few shows are paying tribute to the Tech House world and classic House music from the past few decades, with future shows to feature the best in Reggae Music and World music plus hour long features with artists that need to be explored over a whole show.
The idea is each week will be something different like an hour long special on Bob Marley to U2 and all the other incredible artists that have got us through this thing called life, Prince comes to mind as I write this. The show will also feature a cheeky track from Dar.Ra, from Remixes to Original releases that have featured either on the Kusha label or from labels he has produced for over the past 25 years.
There is also a new EP called ‘Blood N Treasure’ nearing compilation which features an incredible track called ‘No Time For Tears’ which is really something to behold, an anthem for the times. Remixes from Sri Lankan music producer Vidula also feature on the EP.
So its going to be another busy year, make sure you take time out Sunday nights 5pm to 6pm Ireland and UK time each week. The show will also be broadcast on BBS in LA, Radio Rock Steady 94 and Radio Illumini and londonfm.digital in the UK.
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More Dar.Ra history and success
Dar.Ra is a Music Writer, Producer and Author earned his stripes with hits for EMI and 21St Century Artists set up the Kusha Deep Label in the 2000s releasing his first solo Album in 2009, called ‘Soul Hours’. The UK, USA music press and radio, made Album of the week on Heart FM Spain, supported the album.
One of the tracks ‘Haunted Dancehall’ featured in a Hollywood film staring Hilary Duff and ‘Snakes On Planes’. Dar.Ra played on BBC Radio Cambridge to a million people live when they connected up their regional stations around the Midlands.
Various EPs ‘Now Is Now’, ‘Live For Love’, ‘Cease Fire’ and soundtrack to film documentary ‘City Of Hope’ have also had millions of streams and lead to the recent album ‘New Kinda Normal’.
The Rock N Roll tour de force, that has seen three singles really make some movements happen in America, with well received Music video’s for ‘Rock Steady’ and ‘Night-Stepper’ being shot in NYC, while ‘Diamonds N The Shadows’ being shot in Atlanta.
Tracks have landed number 1 spots on Rock Radio stations around the USA, play-listed on TV stations LA TV, H2O NYC, Nashville Music TV as well as front cover of Hype Magazine, Top Hitz and Music Box in The UK giving Dar.Ra, a very credible big Star status.
With two new EPs out ‘Stand Up For The Heroes’ a tribute to the keyworkers who have stood up to the task of the Pandemic and the Whisky n Honey EP this work continues to shape Dar.Ra’s musical catalogue.
The Beat remix called Bhangra Stance features on the Stand Up EP, is a powerful call to action for change. Top Hitz Music magazine to call the EP number 1 Lockdown release, while Music Mirror called the ‘Stand Up For The Heroes’ track, ‘the Rock anthem that Prince would of written, if he still graced this world’.
The current single is titled ‘Rise Like The Sun’ has gone down a storm with Radio and Press alike and the New album collection of best Ballads from the past ten years is out called ‘Ballads For The Downtrooden’ is doing brilliantly is getting great traction.
A Best of Dar.Ra’s Remixes from 1995-2021 on Majestic Retrospectives Vol 1 and 2 have also just been released which have some of the big selling and Dj friendly tracks on the 40 strong playlist.
The follow up to ‘Rise Like The Sun’ single is another EP ‘Kings n Serfs’ originally written for a film about The Pearly Kings and Queens of London and now re-mastered and released with two new films to support tracks ‘Londinium’ and ‘Sweet As’ have to been seen as the quality storytelling is among the best tracks you will experience.
Dar.Ra has also written two books under his full moniker Darragh J Brady ‘Road Tales’ which is about amazing people with life changing stories that he met while touring the globe and
‘The Night That Jimi Died’ which is about a girl who channels the Spirit of Jimi Hendrix and rises to change the DNA of the World through Music. Both titles have also been given top reviews on Good Reads and Amazon Books.