Bio

Welcome to the world of Derek Dunbar. A Detroit native who now resides in Los Angeles, this purveyor of sound and rhythm has taken the house music world by storm! To a worldwide audience he continues to show his dedication to music as an exceptional DJ, an accomplished musician, and an explosive producer. Currently, he is the only producer in the world chosen to release EP’s on both Mark Farina and DJ Heather’s labels. He has also been featured on Mark Farina’s respected Mushroom Jazz series. Along with these unique accomplishments, Derek has been enlisted to complete remixes for the Four Tops and Parliament Funkadelic, and somehow, despite this busy compositional schedule, he has still found time to release tracks on a number of House Music’s most elite labels including: Large, Amenti, Blackcherry, Great Lakes Audio and Dufflebag. His list of accomplishments only scratches the surface of what he has planned for the musical realm.

Derek’s musical spectrum ranges from hip-hop and soulful downtempo to his signature underground house grooves… leaving room for everything else in between. His distinct style is heavily influe nced by his unique musical upbringing. Growing up, he was continuously enveloped by a unique musical exposure due to the accomplished career of his father. At an early age, Derek would watch his father compose on the piano as he created sounds for the likes of Freda Payne, Chairman of the Board and Parliament Funkadelic. As early as 4 years old Derek decided it was time get his hands dirty as he began to learn piano, trumpet and later guitar, bass and drums. Considering himself a DJ first, Derek’s quest for sonic perfection behind the decks transcends the mark of your everyday selector. This commitment allows him to show the world his passion, knowledge and mastery of this thing we call House. Backed by a never-ending hunger for the purist funk and most exquisite grooves available in every nook and cranny of the world, his standard of excellence will surely draw you in and keep you there.

LARGE MUSIC MIX

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  • Derek Dunbar: Large Music House Mix

Recorded May 1st, 2011

LIVE AT JELO

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  • Derek Dunbar Live At Jelo

Recorded Live August 13th, 2010

SPACE IS THE PLACE

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  • Derek Dunbar: Space Is The Place

Recorded May 1st, 2010, 2010

The Space Coaster

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  • Derek Dunbar: The Space Coaster

Recorded October 1st, 2009

Disco Revival Ep- Large Music

Purchase: Disco Revival EP

The Party Saver Ep- Great Lakes Audio

Purchase: The Party Saver EP

When House Was House Ep- Golden State

Purchase: When House Was House EP

Poulet Gaufre Ep- Amenti

Purchase: Poulet Gaufre EP

Don't Jack Me Ep- Dufflebag

Purchase: Dont Jack Me EP

Dripin Wet Ep- Blackcherry

Purchase: http://marcusarth.de/

Track appears on: Mushroom Jazz 7

  • // Please Be Mine:
Purchase: Mushroom Jazz 7

This N That- Zt Suite

  • // This N That (Derek Dunbar Mix):
Purchase: This N That

Itinerary


Date 2011 Event Venue Location
October 12th Brooklyn Shakedown Bembe Brooklyn, NY
October 14th TBA TBA Boston, Mass.
October 15th TBA TBA Baltimore, MD
October 21st TBA TBA TBA

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