My name is Deryk. I go by my producer names D-Ruck and Knock Rio. I moved to Rio de Janeiro from the US in 2018. My goal is to become income and location independent, traveling the world and making money online. I teach English to personal client and produce music to license online. I'm going to create my 7 streams of income like millionaires have on average.
I started recording music in 1995 in a small two bedroom apartment in Orlando, FL. I set up several studios over the years and ended up with a studio with over 150 regular clients. I left the business in 2006 after running dbStudios for 5 years. I returned a few months ago as I am now inspired again to create. Plus production is part of my profile for becoming income and location independent - iLi.
I have rapped since high school. Wrote songs and performed for my friends. I wrote, produced and released y CD "Best Kept Secret" in the early 2000s.
My friend aj Platinum who produces for numerous industry artists. Kevin Cossum who I met and recorded in my studio. He writes for many artists you know. These are my friends and they inspire me.
Just my Acer laptop. No midi keyboard, outboard gear yet. Just VSTs and my laptop keys. I don't sample. 99% of what you hear came from my mind thru my fingers.
Hit my website. I am open to working. If you really have a plan, we might be able to work. I'm not greedy. Not even really concerned about the $. I live on other income. I work with who I feel has potential. The only requirement is good business.