In a time where Hip Hop production has become fragmented and no dominant frequency exists,
Da Dreak The Sound Criminal’s signature beats have become known for their cross genre appeal while maintaining a unique and specific sound. Raised with a southern influence in Dallas, TX, Da Dreak immediately stood out in a competitive market with his tri-coastal approach to his production. Utilizing loop sampling techniques by borrowing from something classic to create something new, East coast influence from RZA can be recognized threaded through out Dreak’s catalog. Unorthodox drum techniques with a melodic line and strong rhythmic beat along with the additions of synthesized instruments lends it’s appearances in Da Dreak’s work as a student of Dr Dre and Timbaland. Drum rolls, with that necessary 808 kick found within Dreak’s creations reminds listeners, this well rounded producer definitely hails from the South.
Da Dreak The Sound Criminal’s released projects: Scremix Vol.1, & Vol. 2, which showcased in the Observer in 2007, and Quick DFW. “Before I Do It Big”, dropping in 2009, mixed by Da Hit Man generated 2500 downloads in the first week. The release of “I’m Greedy” in 2010 saw an increase in Dreak’s popularity with 3200 downloads first week, and was also featured on Coast to Coast MixTapes, Dattpiff.com, as well as other sites. The iStandard Beat Battle in Miami awarded Dreak runner up among a fierce competitive group of producers from around the country. Production credits include: Big K.RI.T., Cassidy, Jean Grae, Feva Da G, Side Street Kid, Charlie Boy, Spark Dawg, Bavu Blakes, Money Waters, DJ Princess Cut and Dolla Quick. Dreak also provided the score for reality show Hurry up and Date. His current projects in progress with W.A.R. Media artists like Rock (of Heltah Skeltah), the emerging Erreon Lee as well as on going collaborations with super producers Lee Stone and Jah Born. Production and engineering on songstress Lora Hutch’s album Number 9’s Special, and a new mixtape from Da Dreak are expected in 2014. New ventures into film sound and production have created opportunities such as being named Technical Director for Jean Grae’s sitcom “Life With Jeannie”.
Da Dreak is the lead producer and occasional engineer at his own studio EyeWerk in Dallas, TX.