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Race/Ethnicity: Spanish/Filipino

Height: 1.73m (5'8" / 68in / 172.72cm)

Weight: 68kgs. (149lbs.)

Eyes Color: Brown

Hair Color: Naturally Black

Complexion: Fair

Built: Medium

Shirt Size: Medium/Small

Shoe Size: 9.5

Waist: 30 in.

Piercings: Usual both ears, one each

Tattoos/Birthmarks: None

Darrell James

Republic of the Philippines


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.

He came from a Noble Clan ("Maharlikang Angkan" in Filipino) 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 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 Blue, C21, Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams, Norah Jones, Coldplay, D'Sound, Gorillaz, Fra Lippo Lippi, 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.
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".


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).

Commercial Modeling alongside his corporate works, he has done several product endorsements for Jag Jeans & Shirts, Mossimo, Skechers Sports just to name a few; and a couple of TV ads for Coca-Cola and Jollibee. Darrell also do event hosting in malls and corporate events, including Voice Over Talent for several ad campaigns and visual presentations.

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 iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, Soundcloud, Deezer, and Spotify among others.

In May 16, 2018, Darrell James has been certified as a Spotify Verified Artist.

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

As a TV Commercial Model, Darrell has appeared in a couple of ads for:
● Coca-Cola
● Jollibee

As a Product Endorser, Darrell has endorsed the following in malls throughout the Philippines:
● Jag Jeans & Shirts
● Mossimo
● Skechers Sports
● Air Philippines
● Smart Zed
● Chowking
● i2i Eyewear

As a Commercial Voice Talent:
● PureGold Price Club (used throughout the Philippines.)
● Raptor Sports Corporation (used throughout the Philippines.)
● James Hardie (used outside the Philippines.)

As an Actor:

Esperanza (ABS-CBN) - bit roles

Calvento Files (ABS-CBN) - bit roles

Kanser (Theater/Stage Play) - supporting role

Moulin Rouge (Theater/Short Broadway Musicale) - lead character

Darrell James - Make It With You Single

Modeling & Acting Credits

Here are just some previous works of Darrell James as a Record Producer, Artists & Repertoire (A&R), Publisher, and Composer.

artist: Truefaith

album: Memories Are Cheap: The Best Of Truefaith 1993-2000

Works: A&R, Record Producer, Digital Mastering

Recognitions: Double Platinum Record Award ● 14th Awit Awards 2001 Best Performance By A Group for "Kung O.K. Lang Sa'yo" ● 14th Awit Awards 2001 Best Album Package ● 14th Awit Awards 2001 Nominee for Best Remix for "Get It On (Are You On Mix)" by Brian Cua ● 14th Awit Awards 2001 Nominee for Best Jazz  Recording for "Minsan" ● 14th Awit Awards 2001 Nominee for Best Pop Recording for "Kung O.K. Lang Sa'yo"

artist: Truefaith

album: Live: (MYX)ed Emotions @ Halo-Halo

Works: Producer for Live Recording, Live Recording Facility

Notes: 1st commercial live album collaboration with Studio 23's MYX music channel.

Recognitions: "Paglisan" Nominated in the 15th Awit Awards 2002 for Best Performance by a Duet for Truefaith & Cookie Chua

artist: Fra Lippo Lippi

album: In A Brilliant White

Works: A&R, Product Manager

Recognitions: Hit single "Later" ● Album features a duet single with Kyla called "Wish We Were Two"

artist: Jed Madela

album: Only Human

Works: Music Publisher for the track "I'M SAILING".

Recognitions: Gold Record Award

Notes: CD includes the hits "Forevermore", "Hard Habit To Break", and the E-C Mix Records licensed track "I'm Sailing".

*E-C Mix Records Productions and Darrell James has in no way been involved with the production of this album.

artist: Vina Morales

album: All That I Want

Works: A&R, Digital Mastering Engineer

Recognitions: Gold Record Award ● Various Awit Awards Nominations

Notes: CD includes the hits "La La Lab Kita" and "All That I Want".

artist: Renz Verano

album: Basta't Mahal Kita

Works: A&R, Record Producer, Digital Mastering Engineer

Recognitions: Gold Record Award ● 14th Awit Awards 2001 Nominee for Best Country Ballad for the single "Sumpa Ko Sa'yo" ● 14th Awit Awards 2001 Nominee for Best Performance by A Male Artist for "Gulong Ng Palad"

artist: Chico Science (ChicoSci)

album: Revenge Of The Giant Robot

Works: A&R/Scout for EMI Philippines, Inc.

Notes: CD includes the hits "Sink Or Swim" and "My Sickness".

artist: H-Bom

album: D' Real Side

Works: A&R, Record Producer, Digital Mastering Engineer

Notes: 1st all English rap album of H-Bom

Recognitions: 13th Awit Awards 2000 nominee for Best Produced Rap Album

artist: Melody

album: First Joy

Works: A&R, Record Producer, Songwriter

Notes: Melody's 1st album with less Taga-lized songs and more original ones

artist: 3nity

album: 3nity

Works: A&R/Scout, Record Producer, Songwriter, additional 4th vocal track on all songs

Notes: 1st Teen Boy band from EMI Philippines, CD includes "Never Been So In Loved" and "The Only One"

artist: X2C

album: X2C

Works: A&R/Scout, Record Producer

Notes: X2C is popular in the band circuit, playing in all bars and clubs nationwide and abroad. Includes the hit "Di Bale".

artist: Various High School Student Choir Groups from Marikina City (S.Y. 2005-2006)

album: MOST-USAID Food Fortification Jingles

Works: Record Producer, Mixing & Mastering Engineer

Notes: Commissioned by MOST, the USAID Micronutrient Program in the Philippines for its Food Fortification and Sangkap Pinoy Seal programs. Distributed nationwide through its projects, events, and campaigns to further promote its programs.

artist: Aina Krizia Sy

project: Bigyang Pansin

Works: Record Producer, Music Video Conceptualizer, Recording, Mixing, & Mastering Engineer, Music Video Editor.

Notes: a one song project by the BBRC1-2D Class of 2007-2008 of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

Recognitions: 1st Quisumbing-Escandor Music Video & Film Festival Winner of Best Song of the Year 2008, Best Composer, Best Musical Arrangement, and 3rd Prize for Best Music Video of the Year 2008

album: Joey's Moods : Joey Rhythms 92.3 FM

artist: Various Artists

Works: Project Manager/Compilation Producer, Digital Re-Mastering Engineer

album: The Ramp

artist: Various Artists

Works: Compilation Producer, Digital Re-Mastering Engineer

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Musical Credits