Darryl “Deelux” Crawford was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA on December 2, 1972. His first artistic expression began with drawing and he utilized this skill to escape from the real world and into a realm of fantasy and action. There, he created still life characters and cartoons, which lead to the development of his own scrap comic book. His natural ability garnered the respect of his peers and his eleventh grade art instructor, Dr. Stevens.
Darryl fell in love with music at the age of ten. Discovering his gift to play by ear, he taught himself to play the keyboard and the guitar. He explored his musical pursuits more vigorously at the age of twenty-six, which lead him to work alongside veteran songwriter and music producer, Bobby Eli and William Hart of the Delfonics. Sharing a passion for music with his childhood friends, Steven Green and Courtney Fleming, the three set out to create Spider Hole Productions. As an integral collaborator, Darryl has produced and engineered for many talent such as: Pure Breed, Zion, Way, and Keyonda Reed. His most notable contribution was on Vivian Green's sophomore album, "Vivian".
In the winter of 2006, Darryl met singer-songwriter Audrey Bey through the John Whitehead Foundation. The two collaborated on their first song, "Here I Go", which continues to receive positive feedback from various music industry affiliates. With their professional chemistry, the two have created an eclectic viable song catalogue that continues to flourish.
A man of multiple talents, Darryl’s predilection for the written word inspired him to create his own poetry. Many of his poems have been composed into love songs. An avid aficionado of the Fantasy-Sci-Fi-Action film genre, Darryl is currently working on his first Sci-Fi screenplay, "The Continuum".
Music Composer/producer Philadelphia, PA
Independent distributor for Enagic Kangen Water Philadelphia, PA
Drawing, wriitng and poetry Philadelphia, PA