Dean is a 22-year-old artist who describes his genre as ‘Future R&B’. Before emerging as a solo artist, with the name ‘Deanfluenza’ he has worked on a team of writers and producers under Joombas Music Group. He wrote and produced ‘Black Pearl’ (EXO), ‘Voodoo Doll’ and ‘Miracle’ (VIXX), ‘EOEO’ (UNIQ), as well as his songs ‘Here & Now’ with Mila J and ‘I’m Not Sorry’ with Eric Bellinger.
Here’s more about him from his official website:
“DEAN began his musical journey as a hip hop artist at age 16, beginning his career as part of a crew with Keith Ape (whose single “It G Ma” boasts over 7.5 million YouTube views). By the age of 18, DEAN discovered his talent for singing and his gift of creating infectious melodies.
For his own project, DEAN successfully created a hybrid sound, for himself as an artist, that is uniquely his own, but still captivates the listener. The project covers a myriad of styles ranging from indie rock, pop, EDM, hip hop, UK garage, Trap Musik, and soul; while still remaining rooted in R&B. His first single released only on Soundcloud, “Here & Now” featuring Mila J garnered over 180K plays in less than a month.”
In this interview with All Access, he shares about what inspired him to start a career in music, the music influences he grew up with, what it was like to work with Eric Bellinger and Mila J and who he hopes to work with in the future.
Notable Remixes/Covers – ‘Foreign’ (Trey Songz), ‘Hotline Bling’ (Drake)