Darion Ja’Von Dean born on January 11, 1990, in Livingston, New Jersey is an African American Drummer, producer, singer, Actor and dancer. He is CEO and founder of NuFlow Productions, and is best known for his unique sound as a drummer and production with various local recording artists in the tri-state area.
Early Life: Born into a family of music, Darion’s talent as a musician was discovered at an early age. Picking up drum sticks at the age of 2, was just the beginning of his musical journey. By age 7, his exceptional ability opened the door for him to be the principle drummer at his church. By age 10, he began to play the keyboard and write his own songs. Darion also began to travel and play for his mom at local engagements. By age 12 DJ, as he affectionately known by his friends and family, discovered his passion for production, and at age 13 began to demonstrate his unique vocal ability while recording demo tracks for his first production.
During high school, Darion played in the Malcome X Shabazz marching band and drum line. Darion later received a scholarship to Berklee College of music in Boston Massachusetts to further his studies in music production. His parents, Reverend Paul and Sharon Dean were both influential in his life and musical journey. His father, who traveled with his own gospel singing group, encouraged his son to follow God and never stop dreaming. His mother, who is a songwriter, singer and author, always encouraged Darion to make smart choices in life, and never stop trying to achieve his goals. These very words helped mold a young man, of values, and Christian faith with many talents. Producer Darion Ja’Von’s production is influenced by many artists and genres of music.
As an Actor/singer/songwriter/Producer & Musician he was inspired by Icons such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Usher, Jamie Foxx, Rodney jerkins, Timbaland, Pharell, Ryan Leslie, John Mayer, Mute Math, Martin, Will Smith, Denzel Washington and Steve Harvey just to name a few. His goal is to find a way to Fuse his variety of influenced sound to promote a positive message and inspire those who come in contact with his gift. He released his first project in 2008. As a student at Berklee, Darion learned a lot about himself and is continuing to develop his production skills, which has opened the door for him to work along side world renown producers such as Rodney and Fred Jerkins and the DarkChild family.
Discovery: Darion Ja’Von, as a professional musician, has toured with and/or accompanied world renown artists such as Flo Rida, EVE, 112 (Bad Boy Group), Stevie Wonder, Pattie Labelle, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Lionel Richie, Mary Mary, Mali Music, Maysa Leak, J.R. Robison, Dave Dyson, Teedra Moses, Ricky Minor, Tye Tribbett, Bebe Winans, Ce-Ce Winans and other local artists along the East Coast . He also has played at the famous Apollo Theater for Hezikiah Walker, Bobby Jones, Mary Mary and many more. A man of many talents is to easy a title for this young man. He has been blessed with a great gift, and he prays that his gift will grow and touch many lives.
In 2013, Darion competed in the National AMTC “Shine” convention in Kissimee, Florida and won “Best Overall Male Actor”, which has opened up many doors for him as an aspiring actor.