12x Platinum Producer,
"Don Destin", T.E.A.M. Destin.
Not many can say they knew what they wanted to be at nine months old. But Don "Destin" Daws II whether he knew it or not was destined for greatness. Trained in classical violin
from the age of four, drums and piano at the age of six, and guitar and bass by the age of eight, Don Destin has the edge that he needs to be the next "Super-Producer". By nine years old Don was scoring violin excerpts by hand and later began performing and studying with some of the
greatest violinists in the world (Myron Moskalyk, Isaac Stern, and Joshua Bell). If it's Mozart or Mendelssohn, Quincy or R-Kelly, Timberland or Dr. Dre Don Destin can do it all.
When Don formed his former R&B group AZ-1 he saw the perfect opportunity to learn how to produce and put all his acquired skills to test. Performing at NBA basketball games, opening for Bryan McKnight and Lauryn Hill, and being broadcasted live on BET gave the group the attention they needed to gain major label interests. Even though the inevitable breakup of the group devastated Don, it never stopped him. He focused on developing his production company, “T.E.A.M. Destin Productions.”
With the violin mastered, Don knew that to be the best he had to learn from the best.
Don left his home in Toronto, Canada and moved to Los Angeles, California where he
was mentored by some of the greats in the music industry. Working side by side with
hit producers and engineers for a few years proved to pay off when Don landed his first
record placement on T.I.'s “T.I vs. T.I.P” album. This was an unexpected blessing that
gave Don instant platinum status and a Grammy nomination. Not bad for the first time out.
With a platinum record under his belt, he continued to work hard until "I love L.A" was
placed with Young Dre. That record released on The Sims 3 video game which
sold over 6 million copies.
Now, two platinum records to add to his arsenal, Don began to reshape and redefine his
sound for more creativity. Most recently Don landed a record with long time
production partner and friend Rene "Snaz" Hill for...Drake's “Thank Me Now Mixtape.”
Don would soon later go on to produce for major artists all over the industry. Teaming up with long time mentor and friend Jimi Kendrix who was a legendary producer known for producing Jay Z 50 Cent and Ashanti, they collaborated to produce "Addicted to Sex" for Jay Lyriq featuring T Pain and Young Joc.
With a bright future ahead of him he turns to start developing his own artists seeing the need for artist development in the music game and is now on the verge of putting his first record label together. Knowing the music game is chess and not checkers Don Destin strategically plans every move that involves his name and his brand. Excellence is the motto and success is the reward.
Don "Destin" Productions.
"Don Destin" Professional Credits...
ARTIST - LABEL
Le Crae - Reach Records
TPain - Universal Records
Jay Lyriq - Nappy Boy Entertainment
Young Joc - RCA
Drake - Young Money/Universal
T.I . - Grand Hustle/Atlantic
Young Dre - KC – 3 Monumental/Warner
Ray J - Knockout Ent./Asylum
Shorty Mac - Knockout Ent./Asylum
Paul Wall - Swisha House/Asylum
Bryan McKnight Show - The CW Network
Crooked Eye - Asylum
Brooke Valentine - Subliminal/Virgin
Aimee Terrin - Aftermath/Interscope
Jesse Johnson - Grooveyard Records
G.R.I.T. Boys - TVT/Koch
Nokio - Dru Hill
LadyBug Mecca - Digable Planets
Mann - Beluga Heights/Sony Iyaz