As one half of the production duo Darkroom Productions, Juan Donovan has produced with his partner Jamal Roberts dozens of some of today’s hottest artists. That list includes R Kelly, Wale, Young Money, Maino, JellyRoll, 24Hrs (Royce Rizzy), Brick Squad, GUnit, Bad Boy, and more. The duo also won multiple awards for its ground breaking work on HBO’s classic series “The Wire”.
In 2016 Juan ventured out on his own as a producer, composer, and DJ. Juan’s musical talents can cover almost any genre but his focus has solely been on R&B and bringing the innovation back to the genre. Although his sound is smothered in melody, it still bears the hard drums and thick basslines which made hip hop fans also R&B fans in the 80’s & 90’s. Producers like DeVante Swing, Teddy Riley, Rodney Jerkins, and Timbaland are his inspirations and he wants to infuse that sound that made DJ’s play R&B songs just as much as Hip Hop songs to get the party started, as well as to get the late evenings started.
Juan has sprinkled the internet with a few pieces of material but is currently gearing up for his new EP project entitled Midnight Marijuana which he is looking to release Fall 2017.