From: FL, United States
Genre: Pop, R&B
Derik LaRon is about to smash the mainstream. Influenced by artists such as the legendary Michael Jackson, the Philadelphia singer blends indie pop and dance rhythms with a piercing R&B vocal performance that touches the soul. With a crossover like that, he is bound to 'Crash Radio,' as his debut album suggests. Throughout this genre-bending 13-track collection, LaRon crafts a beautiful assortment of timeless classics that possess a modern resonance and a pulse. That is evident on club bangers such as "Make A Wish" and "Dance With Me." Also, on ballads like "I Can't" and the romantic "Knight In Shining Armor," the singer proves he could be urban music's next R. Kelly. Simply put, 'Crash Radio' is easily one of the best R&B albums of 2011 and by the end of the year, LaRon will be the mainstream superstar he is destined to be.