Biography / Info
New York producer/songwriter/artist Doug Simpson is a self-contained entity. By trade, he is a Graphic and Web Professional who has done work for the National Basketball Association, Rodale Books, and The Dance Theatre of Harlem. It wasn't until 1997 that he decided to try his hand at urban music. The Bronx-bred producer finally put together a demo and was invited by engineer Eric Lynch to a recording session. Producer Easy Mo Bee was putting finishing touches on a couple of songs on The Notorious B.I.G.s posthumous album Life After Death. During the down time Eric would then play Doug's tracks for Easy Mo Bee. Mo was amazed. This was just enough validation to fuel Doug's newfound passion in music production. By 2000, Doug was off and running.
In 2001, Doug continued to produce but started to write as well. Doug was invited by producer/music director Onree Gill and Eric Lynch to write for the track "I Know that He Loves Me" from Desiree Coleman-Jackson's debut LP Sing for Me.
Doug started a production company, DonProductions, and would start working on projects with alternative Hip-Hop group Euphon and rap artist Xtra Large. In the spring of 2001, Wu-Tang Productions approached Doug with an offer which he respectfully declined. In 2002, Doug recorded a song titled "Superbaby", recruiting Euphon and Xtra Large to join him. The song was featured on MTVs Area 2 Tour hosted by Moby and eventually led to remix projects over at Sony Music including songs by Glenn Lewis, Jhene and Ginuwine.
Doug would later write for and co-produce Euphon's debut album Euphonics in 2003 which lead to an invitation from the Zulu nation to perform for the organizations 30th and 31st Anniversary celebrations. Doug continued to record and pen songs for Mary Mary, Generell, Royal Flush, Hood SuperStar, Pretty Boy Gavin and Lynda Carter, whose song, "Satisfaction", prompted another sit down with Sony Music.
In 2005, Doug would again work with Euphon to re-release their EP and turn it into a full length LP, Euphonics: Redefined, followed by their latest album A Brief History Of The Future and History:Repeated.
Doug's body of work helped him land a music licensing deal with network giant Viacom. MTV would use and continues to use Doug's work in shows like Run's House, Fake I.D. Club, Pimp my Ride, the Sucker Free Series, My Super Sweet Sixteen, Made, True Life and a host of other shows on MTV, MTV2, BET, Comedy Central and VH1. The Bravo Network would soon follow, signing Doug to a music licensing deal for series shows and special programming.
Doug's newest venture, Vintage 75 Music, has Doug's sites set on publishing. "Given the opportunity, I feel I can compose the next great sets of music."
» Label: Ironhorse Music Group LLC