Born in Colombia and Living in the Netherlands Darin Guermonprez, also know as Darin G is an all-round, initiator of HipHopgroups, live bands, a composer, musicproducer and keyboardist. he has been a valued person in the Dutch music industry for over 15 years.
As a pianist&composer known for his impeccable feel for catchy melodies and rich harmonies Darin graduated from the Conservatory of Amsterdam Pop Music Piano department in 2007. Before that he rose to the late 90’s hip hop scene when he founded the legendary dutch hiphopcrew DAC featuring then unknown artist like Diggy Dex, Noahs Ark label founder Jiggy Djé and singer Wudstik in 1997. He produced 2 albums for DAC witch are still considered classics among dutch hiphopfans.
The musicality in the DAC records and the uplifting liveband and liveshows gained a lot of attraction in the upcoming hiphopscene.
This led to many productions and collaborations with hiphop-artists such as De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig, The Opposites, Ali B, Pete Philly, Typhoon, and Blaxtar, but also musicians from other genres like Giovanca, Eva Simons, and Beef.
Then he started 5 years of touring with and producing for reggaeband the Rootsriders wich resulted in great international experience with dozens of tours through Europe, Africa and the Caribbean as a live musician and as a producer.
After this he resided in the Netherlands again playing in live bands for Diggy Dex, Eva Simons and UK ska-legend Mark Foggo. Again started international touring with reggae legends like Ky-Mani Marley, Eek-A-Mouse, Morgan Heritage, Mr Vegas, Culture and the Mighty Diamonds. He started producing and composing again, contributing to songs for Diggy Dex, Linde Schöne, Teske, Jairzinho and the well-known Kinderen voor Kinderen series.
In addition to this he has been a lecturer at the Dutch Pop Music Academy (NPAC) since 2007 delivering top talent producers like Brooks, Jengi and recently rapper Jacin Trill
As a composer he contributed to the biggest Diggy Dex hits like ‘Treur Niet (Ode aan het leven)’ and Ali B’s-‘Ik huil alleen bij jou’ earning him golden and platinum single awards and 3 Buma Awards (2016 & 2017) for singles with the most national airplay.
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