Dar.Ra

Dar.Ra

 London, England, GBR
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Dar.Ra is the bridge between the classic record production of the golden age of rock n roll, and the new horizon of the digital frontier. Soulful Brit Rock at its Finest!

Biography

Dar.Ra
Biography
Some things are certain in life, as sure as you know the day will rise and fall and the seasons will change, the same can be said when it comes to music and Artist and Producer Dar.Ra.
It was obvious from an early age that this combination was going to create a lifelong passion that would become a marriage for better or even better.

The first rumblings of this passion happened as Dar.Ra went for an audition with a reggae influence band called Bass Culture, which was a great opportunity and opened up the way to song writing.

Musical influences changed as The US paradise garage sound hit the UK in the early 90’s. A chance meeting with a DJ in a record shop led to collaboration and the release of his first record under the name of ‘Taste of Paradise’. The original white label went to number 1 in the local UK charts and the phone starting ringing from the major labels.

Three labels chased after the act, but Chrysalis Records signed them which led to re-releasing the track and getting the record into the UK national charts.

Dar.Ra went on to release dance influenced records throughout the 90’s with Polydor, BMG, 21st Century Records, Mushroom Records and Festival Records in Australia, in that time remixing records by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Tears For Fears and had dance-floor hits with Urban Harmonix and Bliss.

Spending time working in Australia for Festival Records gave Dar.Ra another top 40 track for a band called Ultra Love Machine, and the opportunity to gain more experience with his writing and production skills. Finding himself in Byron Bay the most easterly point of Australia, Dar.Ra worked on a subliminal album called Breath for the K-Collective which worked on the premise that certain frequencies and breathing can bring about great internal release from stress and pressure. The album is one of the first pieces of music to create an organic musical landscape that can bring the listener into a mind and body balance using this enhanced sonic strategy.

After coming back to the UK a second time in 2003, Dar.Ra set up Kusha Deep Music to give an umbrella to all the projects and make it easier to guide the material to the right sources.
Since then, the label secured international distribution through companies in the US, UK, China and Australia and has been pushing forward with the synchronisation side of the business.

Recently, Dar.Ra has released a solo album called ‘Soul Hours’ a more live organic sound, which was featured as album and artist of the week on Heart FM in Spain. The album was also used on ABC TV films starring Hilary Duff and been play-listed on UK and European radio stations.

The Soul Hours album has received great feedback from press and radio and is raising the profile of Dar.Ra as a songwriter and producer greatly.

The Soul Hours album has also caught the ears of a film production team in NYC who has asked Dar.Ra to write the score for a new documentary called The City of Hope, which will be filmed in Brazil and has some quality names associated with it.

There is also a new EP coming out on the label early 2011 which will build on the strength of the Soul Hours material, and will also be strongly placed with The TV and Film Industry before its release.

With a follow up album being planned for 2011, its sure to be an amazing year for Dar.Ra and the Kusha Deep Music label.
For further insights please feel free to visit www.kushadeep.co.uk

Lyrics

Start Again

Written By: Darragh J Brady

Words And Music Darragh Brady (c) 2011
Start Again
Everything starts with the flick of the green
Money changes everything
Some have it all while others love to dream.
If you pay the piper you call the tune or
give your life for handshake and a thank you
don’t be afraid if you find were all just high on hope
Sometimes when my head is full of thoughts
I just cant switch them off,
Chorus
Everytime I try I just keep on falling
Every chance I get I just feel myself slipping
Wont you help me
Start Again
I want to wake up and find my demons gone
Whole instead of empty and numb
Free from feeling like a clown in a circus of temptation
Jenny thinks its all a dream captured on a celluloid screen
How i wish is was
Chorus
Everytime I try I just keep on falling
Every chance I get I just feel myself slipping
Wont you help me
Start Again

Middle Break
Save the sun for a rainy day I’m waylaid and wasted
This concrete paradise offers no escape
Is there a place for me where I can
Start Again

Everytime I try I just keep on falling
Every chance I get I just feel myself slipping
Everytime I cry theres nobody listening
Everytime I pray that I’ll get something
Help Me Start Again Again Again

Pressure

Written By: Darragh J Brady

Pressure
Words and music Darragh Brady (c) 2007

I get up with the sound of the city in my head
It comes up like the day, and its start again
On the train in my brain there’s a hurricane trying to break loose
From the game that I play
While I plan my great escape

Something’s got to give
I can’t take no more

Yeah it’s on
And there’s nowhere to hide
And its on
And there is no place to run
From the pressure now x 2

I can’t handle it
These 21st century blues
Got me spinning, got me spinning out now

I give out I give in
These rules that they make no one ever wins
Work hour after hour and day after day
For a picture of the queen
I know I got to fight it’s my only right
Till the day I die
But its wearing me thin, I start to begin to lose control

Something’s got to give
I can’t take no more
Yeah it’s on
And there’s nowhere to hide
And its on
And there is no place to run
From the pressure now x 2

I can’t handle it
These 21st century blues
Got me spinning, got me spinning out now

Got a family who don’t understand me
Its always been that way
Everything that I do is not good enough to
Ever be said
Who can you trust when your needs must
Be recognised
And it seems such a shame that its always the way
We leave so much pain behind

Something’s got to give
I can’t take no more
Yeah it’s on
And there’s nowhere to hide
And its on
And there is no place to run
From the pressure now, the pressure x 2

Can’t handle it
These 21st century blues
I can’t take it x 4

Safe In Ur Arms

Written By: Darragh J Brady

Words And Music Darragh Brady (c) Oct 2007
Safe In Your Arms Tonight

I’m half a world away from you
Wondering what I’m doing here
Watching candles flicker on the walls
Seeing images of your face
There’s a breeze blowing across the room
I feel a shiver passing down my spine
Everytime I think I’ve made love to you
Chorus
If I could reach across these oceans I would
Ride the wings of angels if I only could
If i had one last request before the morning light
I would be safe
Safe In Your Arms Tonight
Distant ships on the horizon
On a Island the burns beneath the sun
I could be anywhere cause anywhere is nowhere without you
Chorus
If I could reach across these oceans I would
Ride the wings of angels if I only could
If i had one last request before the morning light
I would be safe
Safe In Your Arms Tonight

Never been this far away from where I want to be
All I have are these ghosts and this moonlight haunting me
Calling out to the shadows in the hope they’ll carry me home to you
Chorus
If I could reach across these oceans I would
Ride the wings of angels if I only could
If i had one last request before the morning light
I would be safe
Safe In Your Arms Tonight
Safe In Your Arms x 6

Shadow Of The Sun

Written By: Darragh J Brady

Shadow of the Sun
Words and Music Darragh J Brady (c) 09 Kusha Deep Music

Ah Ah Ah Ah
Could I love you anymore
Could I give you it all
Could you see the big picture
Of you and I under open skies
Could you ride the natural flow
For the days until tomorrow
Cast a lovers spell

All I want
Is to wake up next to you
And hear you call me on on on
Into the shadow of the sun

I, I, I wanna be right here
In the shadow of the sun
I, I, I know this is the only place
That I belong

Could I shine for you
Like a fire red sunset
Could you carry it inside
From the oceans to the desert sands
Cos the magic is all around
I feel it with you now
As you call me on, on, on
Into the shadow of the sun
I, I, I know this is the only place I belong

I feel no fear or insecurity
I have no need for distant gods to sanctify me
No need for magazines or TV’s selling fantasies
I feel immune now to it all
It is getting easier to breathe

It is getting easier x 4

Took a trip across the ocean
Just to find the key
And the vision that was
Driving me on was standing right in front of me
Highest of the high
Is just to feel you with me now
And hear you call me on on on
Into the shadow of the sun

I, I, I wanna be right here
In the shadow of the sun
I,I, I fall at your feet

You’re taking me out x 6
Into the shadow of the sun

Discography

EMI Reach Out UK top 40
21st Century Records New Dawn/ number 1 UK dance charts
Festival Records Sensualwonderland Australian Top 40
Kusha Deep Records Pleasure Zone Number One People Sound Dance Charts
Kusha Deep Records Soul Hours Licensed to ABC Films/Heart FM album of The Week
Kusha Deep Records Law Of Attraction EP 2011