Growing up in northern Miami, there was always an issue that had to be dealt with. There had to be a way to escape. There had to be something they could do to elude their everlasting problems. Everyone had their own way. He had his. While being introduced to music at a young age, Daniel Sado, formally known as ‘Draydel,’ also had the opportunity to become involved with the lyrical expression of music as well. With kids freestyling behind the school, and the late night mixes on the radio, this made for the perfect combination to spark an everlasting love for the art. With much research, and many months saving money, Draydel bought his first pair of turntables at the age of 12. Ever since then, his love for music has expanded and grown into something more than just a hobby. It’s his life.
He began searching through his parent’s attic, looking for old record albums to practice with. When he found the crates, he took a few back into his room and began cutting them up – until his dad found out. Furious, his father threatened to smash his turntables and grounded him for a while. This gave Draydel some time to sit and think about the ‘hobby’ he might be pursuing. At last, when his punishment ended, the decision was made to stick with what he loved, music.
Draydel expanded his love for music into many other elements such as graffiti, MCing, DJing and b-boying. Needless to say, DJing was the most predominant characteristic of them all, so he narrowed in on that, and expanded his knowledge. He moved his way into the producing aspect of music just a year later, at the age of 14. With no one by his side, Draydel learned everything the hard way – from scratch. Sitting in his room for hours going through each sound until he found one he liked, started to become a daily routine.
At just 19 years old, Draydel entered a beat battle held by T-Pain’s Tour DJ (at the time), DJ Lil Boy up in Tallahasse which is the home of T-Pain. To make a long story short, he performed at the highest level and gained Lil Boy’s attention and wanted to sign Draydel instantaneously. After a few closed door conversations, Draydel, his manager and DJ Lil Boy agreed on the numbers and he was now a part of their team! After a year, Draydel moved back down to Miami but continuously works with them even after moving back. After the move back down to South FL, he landed himself a job as an Audio Engineer & Record Producer in the Hip-Hop Department at Critical Recording Studios. Constant daily grinding and hard work paid off and he eventually got a promotion as the ‘Hip-Hop Department Manager’ on top of his already lengthy resume. During all of this, Draydel finished building his website and began managing singer/songwriter Senerio, who later then moved to New York City. Draydel began landing gigs at local night clubs at the same time finishing up recording Senerio’s second album, Eden. Currently he is teamed up with local producer, Klaudiophile, to create an EDM Production group called “StikShift” which begins touring first quarter of 2015. In the mean time, Draydel continues to collaborate on records with local and well known artists throughout the world to spread positivity and timeless music.
Draydel’s style is nothing less than head turning. His style doesn’t only focus on hip hop beats, but with his background of music and love for all genres, he has a versatile ear for creating music from each end of the musical spectrum – scoring films to EDM and creating pop music. Currently residing in Miami, Draydel plans to continue on with creating his legacy by any means necessary. As a Record Producer, Audio Engineer, DJ, Web/GFX Designer, Videographer as well as a personal manager of an artist all at the same time, Draydel continues to surprise. With 25+ mixtapes under his belt, there are no plans on stopping anytime in the near future. Thousands of beats & sessions have been placed under his belt, hoping one day soon, someone will see the talent he has, and the rest will be history.
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