Darren's new radio single "One Step Ahead" from his album "Speechless" goes to radio this week. You can also preview it on the welcome page at www.darrenrahn.com. Here's what Darren has to say about the new radio single, "I'm so excited to share this new song with everyone. It shows a different side of me with a distinct Latin-Funk flare to it. There are blazin' live musicians all over this track - special thanks to each of them - these guys put some serious heat on this tune!!! It features Mel Brown on Bass, Frank Selman on Guitar, Anthony Jones on Drums, and my twin brother Jason Rahn on Trumpet. I also wanna give a very special thanks to Les Cutmore and Jeff Lunt at Trippin' N' Rhythm Records for the continued hard work and love!!!" You can look out for "One Step Ahead" on terrestrial and internet radio worldwide starting this week. Feel free to call or email your favorite station and request it!
We're excited to announce the release of Darren's new radio single "INTO THE LIGHT" from his new album "Speechless" on Trippin' N' Rhythm Records. Feel free to call your local smooth jazz station to request it!
Trippin ‘N’ Rhythm Records - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Darren Rahn releases his Trippin ‘N’ Rhythm Debut “Speechless”
The long wait is over and after making his segue to Trippin ‘N’ Rhythm, the stage is set for the release of this, his third and most revealing record to date.
Having firmly established himself as a first call producer, mixing up #1 hits for Dave Koz, Tim Bowman and his longtime friend and collaborator, the late great Wayman Tisdale, Darren Rahn puts it all out on full display, proving that beyond being a serious producer, he is equally adept at songwriting and proves again that his saxophone chops rank with the best in the business.
A master at melody, Rahn is also a true craftsman when it comes to creating strong hooks, and they are both on full display with the lead single “Magnetic”, an apropos title for a song with a pull so strong that it sticks to you and you’ll not soon get it off.
Rahn brings some of his closest friends along for the ride with cameo appearances from Dave Koz, Paul Brown, Najee, and Nate Harasim. The album also features two very special vocal tracks, the title track “Speechless” highlighted by the breathtaking voice of Maxine Hardcastle and he also welcomes the exciting and dynamic new vocal sensation Joshua on the track “Magical”, which is truly that and is destined to become a pop smash.
From cover to cover “Speechless” never lets up and never lets down and while it will leave you wordless upon listening, you’ll soon find yourself anxiously spreading the word. Rahn’s latest ranks as one of the finest recordings to grace the genre and will force his peers to have to reach way up.
In Stores March 27th
We are pleased to announce the upcoming release of Darren's new album. WIth a radio single ready to drop in January and the album set for release in March, things have been very busy in the studio! Details and exact dates for his Trippin' N' Rhythm Records debut will be coming soon. We'll keep you posted!!!
Starting July 2011, Darren & fellow artist/guitarist/producer and hit-making phenomenon Paul Brown join forces live as "THE PRODUCERS". This all new live show will feature a variety of Darren & Paul's greatest hits as artists in their own right and as producers. If you are interested in booking "THE PRODUCERS", send an email to the booking link at the bottom of this website.
Join Darren May 28th in Ft. Worth, Texas for the U.E. Inc Community Founded Community Grounded Launch Party for United Entertainment - It's gonna be a killer show! And it's free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated though - please come support this great organization! Check the Tour Dates page for more details.
Join Darren at the 9th annual Jazz on the Vine Festival May 6&7, 2011 at the amazing Osthoff Restort in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Darren will be performing on Friday night May 6th at 5:15pm and will also be the host of the festival both days, Other groups performing will be Boney James, Mindi Abair, Norman Brown, Hiroshima, Steve Oliver and Dotsero! Keep the energy going each night with Marcell Guyton as he entertains at the Afterglow in Lola’s on the Lake Restaurant & Lounge.
Be a part of a wonderful weekend dedicated to the dynamic performances of world-renowned
jazz musicians. Sample an array of over 100 wines from the international and domestic vineyards of Chile, Greece, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, New Zealand, California, Washington, Oregon and
more! Enjoy eclectic and sophisticated cuisine created by the award – winning Osthoff chefs!
Darren has been nominated for 3 Oasis Contemporary Jazz Awards! The voting is open online now for anyone to vote. Please share this info with any family or friends that might want to cast their votes.
Darren is nominated in these three categories alongside many amazing artists!
- Song Of the Year (Darren Rahn "Talk of the Town")
- New Artist of the Year (Darren Rahn)
- Jazz Collaboration of the Year (Darren Rahn & Wayman Tisdale "Whacha Gonna Do For Me)
You can vote online right now at this link: http://oasiscontemporaryjazzawards.com/Ballot.php
*** A very special thanks to Alex & P. Mauriat Saxophones and Nicolas & MARCA Reeds France for their amazing support.
Darren ends 2010 with six songs on the Billboard Year End Smooth Jazz Top 50 Chart!!!
#5 - Steve Oliver "Fun In The Sun" (played sax)
#9 - Najee "Sweet Summer Nights" (produced, wrote & mixed)
#12 - Darren Rahn "What Cha Gonna Do For Me" (played sax, produced & mixed)
#40 - Tim Bowman "Let It Shine" (wrote, produced & mixed)
#46 - Darren Rahn "Talk Of The Town" (played sax, wrote, produced & mixed)
#47 - Will Donato "Funkability" (wrote, produced & mixed)
Trippin 'N' Rhythm Records announces the recent signing of Saxman / producer Darren Rahn, one of music’s brightest new stars. Having written and or produced some of the formats biggest hits over the last couple of years with his collaborations with Dave Koz and the late great Wayman Tisdale and coming off of a recent #...1 hit of his own "Talk Of The Town", the song title could not be more apropos. Darren is just that. Rahn has proven himself adept at penning memorable modern hits, with many well on their way to becoming format classics.
Darren comments," I’m very excited about joining the Trippin 'N' Rhythm artist roster. As the music industry enters a new era, it's crucial for me to work with a record label that is moving towards the future. I've known Les & Jeff for several years and have been consistently impressed by their commitment to their artists and to quality music. I'm looking forward to releasing my best work ever with the Trippin' team!"
Says label Owner/CEO, Les Cutmore, "I could not be more excited about bringing Darren into the trippin family. We have kept a close eye on him over the last few years and have come to realize the purity of his talent, his passion, work ethic and high level of professionalism. Darren’s fresh approach to music making, makes him an invaluable asset to the label, fits beautifully into our business model and is sure to elevate bar as we move into the next phase of the format's growth". Darren will soon enter the studio to begin work on his third record and Trippin debut due summer of 2011.