Someone say Double Dare-y! Darey drops third & fourth albums at once

by Sola Fasasi

It’s a double whammy! Multiple award-winning singer-songwriter, Darey Art-Alade, finally releases his new double album, set to hit the streets on Monday February 28, 2011.

Double Dare was “specially created over an extensive period”, by Darey and several collaborators from across the world.  The two new albums, titled Heart and Beat, feature surprise appearances from Grammy Award winner Chamillionaire, Psquare, Mo’Cheddah and Timaya and will be released in two different CDs released under Darey’s label Soul Muzik.

Heart parades a rare, mind-blowing set of timeless slow to mid-tempo R&B/Soul tunes that truly expose the naked essence of Darey’s wide vocal range. While on the other hand, the second disc Vol. 2: Beat, contains more up-tempo dance tracks on which Darey exhibits his edgy style, while still displaying his virtuoso vocal prowess. Personally, fans will see the two sides of Darey, especially the fun-playful aspect, of a man mostly known to be straight-up ‘smooth, calm and collected.’ And musically, they’ll experience the double-dimension of his art; the interesting diversity of his talent, and the depth of his skills. At a time when most artists prefer to play it safe, lingering within the confines of convention, towing the line of the ordinary to remain relevant, Darey prefers to stand on the ledge, daring to maintain his artistic distinctiveness,” said Darey’s media representatives.

According to the album synopsis, “In essence, Double Dare contains a tune for almost every mood, age bracket and socio-economic segment.  In addition, there is an overall message for listeners, especially the youth and this is summarised in the album title itself Double Dare—a call to action, encouraging uniqueness, individuality and freedom of expression.”

Darey speaks: “It was fun working with all these amazing talents. And I’m very honoured to have worked with everyone on the album. From producers to writers, engineers, singers, rappers and all. It’s such a big big blessing to be able to create such beautiful, fun music. And I’m blessed to have such great talents like Cobhams, Don Jazzy, El Dee, Wayne McNeish and Ayodele Basil as friends and producers. The album is what it is because of the help of so many people, especially my team at Soul Muzik. But, essentially, it is for the benefit, the enjoyment, and satisfaction of my friends spread across the world”

Speaking on working with Chamillionaire, he says, “we hooked up on Twitter. He liked the beats to ‘The way you are’ and wanted to be on a remix. I was happy to oblige. And I’m still amazed by what we were able to come up with. I hope you like it!”

The release of Darey’s albums marks the start of a countrywide tour which will extend to the world over the next few months.


HEART (Vol.1)

1. Sisi Eko

2. Sweet Mother

3. Stroke Me

4. Close

5. The Way You Are (Acoustic)

6. Don’t Let Me Know

7. Never Say Never

8. Maybe Baby

9. Cure The World

BEAT (Vol.2)

1. The Way You Are

2. Provider ft. P Square

3. Elevate Ya

4. Turn Me On ft. Mo’Cheddah

5. Pillow

6. Like A Movie

7. Ba Ni Kidi

8. Back To Sender ft. Timaya

9 The Way You Are ft Chamillionaire

10. Belly

Bonus Track: Style Na Style (Remix) ft. 9ice, Jesse Jagz


EXECUTIVE PRODUCER – ‘Dare Art Alade, ‘Deola Art Alade

A&R – ‘Deola Art Alade

PRODUCERS – Dare “Darey” Art Alade, Cohbams Asuquo, Wayne McNeish, Michael “Don Jazzy” Collins, Ayodele Basil for Soul Team

SONGWRITERS – Dare “Darey” Art Alade, Wayne McNeish, Cohbams Asuquo, Michael “Don Jazzy” Collins, Soul Team , Inetimi “Timaya” Udom, Paul & Peter Okoye, Mo’Cheddah, Lanre “elDee” Dabiri, Keno Kenneth,  Hakeem “Chamillionaire” Seriki

MIXING  – Tobi “Tobeatz”Akinbiyi, Osiki “Ozzie” Ojo ,Wayne McNeish at Soul Muzik Studios (SMS)

MASTERING – Tobi “Tobeatz”Akinbiyi for 5o s2dios


GRAPHICS – Segun Fasika , Deola Art Alade (For Soul Muzik)

Comments (5)

  1. So the album drops in some hours time. I can't wait to go pick my own copy!!!! (copies) I know it will be a best seller. Lets support good music.

  2. darey is for sure the next best thing outta 9ja if h keep his trade mark and up is game higher than he's doing now he's good no doubt rock on king of RnB!!

  3. They say i talk too much when it comes to pple but believe me i wont let this moment of good music pass me by.. darey is D BEST RNB ARTIST RIGHT NOW IN 9JA THE REST CAN GO AND QUEUE! WHAT!! 28th babe!!

  4. we got your back darey will definitely buy original

  5. Can't wait for dis album to hit the stores for sure i will ran for it like a mad dog i have waited for too long nice one darey getting Cham on a track… i can't wait to listen to it….

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