Born and raised in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan area, Derlee’s take on music very much embodies that of the region in which he hails. A region that takes great pride in its hard-working Blue Collar roots, as well as its transformation to a present-day leader in innovation. Derlee’s brand of “Chill-Hop/Soul” is a seamless blend of sample-based music, reminiscent of a much simpler time, meticulously woven together with smooth melodies and contemporary Hip-Hop/Electronica. As heartfelt as it is optimistic and forward-thinking, its honesty is evident by the abundance of soul. In a time where beatmakers come aplenty and success is often measured by instant gratification through the social masses, Derlee strives to stay true to his sound as well as perpetuate his creative expression through his uplifting brand of electronic music.
"As we all know beatmakers come a plenty, but there is that occasional time you come across one and they immediately jump out at you — Derlee is definitely one of those beat makers who stick out…
Pittsburgh’s Derlee is definitely one of those producers who is about to pop…"
"Derlee hails from Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, with his smooth, chill-out and hip-hop mash to form great tunes for those warm, summer evenings"
"Kudos to Derlee. the up-and-coming positively perfect Pennsylvanian producer, keep an eye out for this guy!"
"Derlee delivering cruise worthy beats. Find a sunset and ride."
"My personal favorites are the “Mellow Morning” series, which can be played on repeat for hours without any need to switch things up. As heartfelt as it is forward-thinking, it's syncopated music with a soul – something rather rare in the days of automated beat machines and ghost producers."
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