Many tend to attribute their shortcomings in their journey towards a goal to their upbringing or environment. While it can play a role in hindering their progress, ultimately, it’s their drive that plays a more significant role in their lack of progress. Despite all the setbacks that should have broken his spirit, musician King Domani Patron persevered and has finally reached an elevated platform that has allowed him to build his own studio.
Born in the parish of May Pen in Clarendon, Jamaica, King Domani Patron recalls how difficult his early life was, owning nothing and living without running water or electricity. However, his luck would turn around, and at five years old, he and his family would migrate to the United States, settling in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
Domani would later follow in his family’s footsteps, exhibiting musical gifts as he grew older. By seven, he started to play the drums before moving on to other instruments. Coming from a Christian and musical family, Domani would take his gift to participate in church, where he played the bass and drums for the music ministry. He continued to harness his talent, gaining the ability to play all the instruments.
With the world wide open, the young musician’s biggest trouble was figuring out where to go. But tragedy struck in 2007 when he got into a motorcycle accident. The injury became a setback, but Domani managed to bounce back. Even though he could no longer play instruments like he used to, the artist shifted his attention to synthetic production beats and samples. His new endeavor was natural, and production felt second to breathing for Domani.
When he turned 18, King Domani Patron would leave the nest for Toronto, Canada. There he pursued a career in music, developing his brand and growing his reputation as a musician. Domani could often be found in either a club or a studio, but he admits to spending more time in the studio. “Clubbing is fun, but creating music is more fulfilling,” he explained. “Plus, a night out is just a night out. What I create in the studio lasts forever!”
As an artist, Domani takes influence from Caribbean artists Buju Banton and Mystical and American names like Kanye West and Dr. Dre. The former influenced his current style, while the latter inspired him to take his platform to greater heights. “I grew up listening to both of them (Buju and Mystical) and gravitated towards their message.”
Like many, the Caribbean artist’s development was halted due to the global pandemic, but Domani utilized his time to produce and release eight instrumental albums that are currently streaming on all platforms. He is currently dividing his time, working on a clothing brand while producing more music. Additionally, he has created his own studio, which is currently going through the trademarking process.
Despite all the setbacks that could have paralyzed him, King Domani Patron persevered to reach his position today. While darkness has overshadowed him most of his life, the Caribbean artist is filled with light. Already successful in two countries, Domani hopes to elevate his career even further by producing for labels, artists, and even the film industry.Get the latest news on King Domani Patron’s releases by following him on Instagram.