A closer look
Welcome to my website, I'm glad to have you! After introducing myself, I'd like to get to know you as well. You've probably figured it out by now. Yes, my name is Dion White. I am a recording artist, songwriter, music producer, brand ambassador and music career consultant (coach, advisor, mentor etc).
I came into this world on July 7th of 93' and grew up in a city known as Pittsburgh, PA. Over the years I developed an intense, borderline obsessive, dedication to music. I think constant exposure to the whole music scene early on had something to do with it. I really admired artist's work and got excited listening to all the unique sounds they would come up with.
Well, the short answer is freedom. I feel like many of us are mentally trapped by the chains in our heads. Although physical restrictions are real, the things that hold us back most often are psychological by society, not nature.
I use myself as inspiration. I want my audience to wake up and walk into their full potential. Imagine if we cared more about accepting AND appreciating ourselves instead of looking to others for validation.
At the end of the day, I hope my life's work provides you with a sense of empowerment and comfort through music. Outside of the studio, I really want to be an example of how we can break our self-limitations. Forget the rules. Forget expectations. Just be the person you desire to be. Free yourself.
What sets me apart from other artists is my versatile and adaptive style. I write all of my own song lyrics, which I think translates into more passionate creative works. I'd describe my overall sound as authentic and rejuvenating. I always aim to make you feel a song opposed to hearing it.
My writing process usually involves selecting words or statements that trigger emotion. For me, it is important to have impactful wordplay while sticking to relevant or relatable topics. It is just as important to make sure that what I compose actually sounds great too.
I think I really began experimenting with music after receiving a music keyboard from my mother right around age 10 or 11. I had a small handheld tape recorder that I would use to capture the beats and vocals I created. By the time I was 15, I started investing in basic recording equipment by working summer jobs and internships.
I was so eager to create music like the artists I admired. I used to spend hours on an outdated music program I had running on a Windows 95' desktop. The software was painfully slow! I went on like this for years and upgraded my "tools"-one piece at a time-any chance I had the opportunity.
It is no wonder why patience is one of my strong suits! It wasn't until January of 2014 that I got to release my first public music project. I've been pushing myself to learn and improve ever since.
At this present moment, I am focused on growth. In conjunction with a steady stream of material, I am further expanding my network of industry contacts. I'm doing what I can to push the culture forward by helping others progress also. Listeners can expect plenty of ways to link with me or stay involved.
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I won't try to sell you on a typical come up story. Let's be honest...ambition was a significant part of my upbringing. There were challenging circumstances, but I always sensed a level of support that not everyone receives. Knowing this, I am blessed. Financial hardship just happened to be an aspect of life I had to deal with growing up. It was a very humble beginning to say the least.
Were there plenty of tough days where I battled anxiety? Yes. Did I ever feel discouraged by negative experiences? Sure. However, the challenges of being different, getting by with less than others, going through physically enduring times and more just made me an even tougher person.
Despite the many obstacles, I became someone characterized by perseverance. I think the most valuable lesson I understood was to turn uncomfortable situations into fuel. Instead of shutting down, I recommend using your disappointments to motivate you.
I am compelled to inspire others who are afraid to open up and embrace themselves; because I've been there. Sometimes we get stuck in a hole full of worries and self doubts. The good thing is, we can always help each other climb out of it.
- Dion White