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DARRELL JAMES - born in Manila, Philippines April 8, is a Pop Artist, Singer, Songwriter, Professional Record Producer, Actor, Commercial Model, Events Host, Creative Director, and Voice Talent.

Darrell James is a multi-talented and versatile artist who has made a significant impact in the entertainment industry. With a diverse range of skills and a passion for creativity, he has established himself as a prominent figure in the world of music, modeling, hosting, and acting.​


He came from a Noble Clan or Royal Family coming from the roots of Don Luis Bernardo, a Noble even before the Spanish came to the Philippines; and known to be "The Father of Luisiana, Laguna", originating from Luisiana, Laguna which was named after him and wife Ana (Luis y Ana). His clan is a family of professionals, artists, and politicians. Among his relatives are some of the Philippines' industry icons. Zsa Zsa Padilla, Gino Padilla, Alma Moreno (Vanessa Lacsamana), Vandolf Quizon, Zia Quizon, Karylle, Daniel Padilla, among others. He is also one of the grandsons of late award-winning Movie Director/Screenplay Writer Emmanuel "Maning" Borlaza.


Darrell James grew up until his early teenage life in the City of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. At the age of 14, his family relocated to Quezon City (said to be the central district for the Philippine entertainment industry) after his late grandfather, Col. Dominador Estacio Coligado died in 1987. In these years,  Darrell started building his modest career.


In 1997, he founded and established E-C Mix Records Productions, a Digital Media Services Record Production Company. And at the same time employed as an A&R (Artists & Repertoire), Record Producer, and Marketing Manager at EMI Philippines (now Polyeast). He was partly responsible for the Philippine market success of international artists such as Coldplay, D'Sound, Gorillaz, Fra Lippo Lippi, Blue, C21, Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams, Norah Jones, Jump 5, Atomic Kitten, Baha Men, Michael Learns To Rock, Beverley Knight, The Vines, 30 Seconds To Mars, Matthew Jay, Too Phat, and David Usher just to name a few. He resigned in 2003 to concentrate for E-C Mix Records Productions. To date, he has A&R-ed and produced over a dozen albums and singles both for local repertoire and international special projects.
As a record producer, Darrell James possesses a keen ear for sound and a knack for bringing out the best in artists. His exceptional production skills and ability to capture the essence of a song have led him to work with numerous talented musicians, helping them shape their sound and create memorable tracks that resonate with audiences. Darrell James is an Eight (8) time AWIT Awards Nominee for Best Producer. Some of his notable projects were Truefaith’s Platinum selling album "Memories Are Cheap" which sprung the hit single "Kung OK Lang Sa'Yo", Melody’s "First Joy" album, H-Bom’s AWIT Awards Best Produced Rap Album Nominee "D' Real Side", and Renz Verano’s Gold record album "Basta’t Mahal Kita". All his local works has been nominated and won in the AWIT Awards, the most prestigious music awards giving body in the Philippines and is the equivalent of the Grammy in the USA. One of his biggest achievements was to be the product manager for Fra Lippo Lippi’s album "In A Brilliant White" which produced the hit single "Later" and contains a duet recording with R&B Princess Kyla called "Wish We Were Two".
In addition to his work behind the scenes, Darrell James is a composer and songwriter. With a deep understanding of music and a flair for crafting captivating melodies, he has written and composed original pieces that span various genres. His compositions are known for their emotional depth, lyrical prowess, and the ability to connect with listeners on a profound level. As a Professional Composer, he has written and published songs for himself and then upcoming artists contributing to enrich the Philippine Music Industry. He is an active member of the elite association of composers and producers at FILSCAP (Filipino Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers).


Darrell James's talent extends beyond music. As a singer, his soulful and versatile voice has captivated audiences across different platforms. From heartfelt ballads to infectious pop tracks, he effortlessly delivers powerful performances that leave a lasting impression.


Beyond the realm of music, Darrell James has also made a mark as a commercial model, gracing advertisements and campaigns for renowned brands. His youthful looks, charisma, and ability to embody different characters has led him numerous project endorsements in the world of modeling. Some of the products he endorsed were Jag Jeans & Shirts, Mossimo, Skechers Sports just to name a few; and a couple of TV ads for Coca-Cola and Jollibee. 

​Darrell James also do event hosting in malls and corporate events, including Voice Over Talent for several ad campaigns and visual presentations. As an events host, Darrell James possesses the innate ability to engage audiences, ensuring that every event he hosts is an unforgettable experience. With his natural charm, impeccable stage presence, and quick wit, he keeps the energy high and ensures seamless transitions, leaving a lasting impression on both guests and organizers.


Darrell James's talent and versatility extend to the realm of acting as well. With his expressive range and ability to immerse himself in diverse roles, he has taken on memorable characters on both the small and big staged projects. Whether it's a dramatic role or a comedic performance, he brings authenticity and depth to his acting, captivating audiences with his skillful portrayal.


Driven by a relentless passion for his craft and a commitment to excellence, Darrell James continues to push boundaries and redefine what it means to be a true multi-hyphenate artist. With his talent, versatility, and unwavering dedication, he stands as a shining example of creativity and artistry in the entertainment industry.

Darrell James now continues to make music and release his own musical recordings which are being released worldwide on all online digital music stores and streaming sites like Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes, Pandora, Amazon, Anghami, CDBaby, Soundcloud, Deezer, and Tidal among others.

  •  In May 16, 2018, Darrell James has been certified as a Spotify and iTunes/Apple Music Verified Artist

  • In January 16, 2019, Darrell James has been certified as a Deezer Verified Artist

  • In June 6, 2013, Darrell James has been certified as a Tidal Verified Artist

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