Alumni Update: Darren Fraser, Audio Production & Engineering

Darren Fraser teamed up with fellow Brampton artist K. Forest shortly after graduating from the Audio Production & Engineering Program.  After releasing 3 projects to date – Introversion, Forest Fire, and Eyes of Taiga (entirely produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Darren) the duo have been in contact by several major record labels (Interscope, Universal, Warner, RCA, Epic, and Atlantic, among others), as well as several other artists.

In 2015, Darren produced a song for Pro Era Records artist CJ Fly (based in Brooklyn, NY), which later came out on CJ Fly’s 2016 album FLYTRAP.

More recently, Darren and K. Forest were flown out to Los Angeles to work with Grammy Award-winning producer Frank Dukes, and have also been approached to work with Grammy-Winning producer Vinylz.

This past year, Darren and K. Forest released a single they wrote and produced called Guidance. The track was subsequently picked up by Travis Scott, who used it for his album Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, which recently reached the top of Apple Music’s rap albums chart.

Since the unexpected success of the Travis Scott album track, Darren has been given the opportunity to work and produce with the likes of PARTYNEXTDOOR, Roy Wood$, Migos, Fetty Wap, Bryson Tiller, SAFE, Young Thug, Mac Miller, Lorde, Zayn, and many others.

“Whenever OVO artist Roy Woods is in town (Brampton), he comes to my home studio (Vivians Labryinth) to record and produce new ideas.
This year (2017), I was asked to be an in-house engineer/producer/manager at one of OVO’s newly renovated studios, CR3.  I was given the honour to meet Noah “40” Shebib (Drake’s producer), through Majid Jordan’s tour manager, who recommended me for the position.”

Darren is currently working on a full-length album with K. Forest, which they plan to release in the next year.


The Audio Production & Engineering program incorporates the progressive recording and production skill-sets required to succeed in today’s high-tech audio recording environments. From music creation to music production, this program has been designed to provide you with comprehensive understanding of the ever- evolving world of recording including both large format recording and ‘in the box’ technologies.  The vast experience of Metalworks Studios has infused this curriculum with a wealth of in-depth knowledge, derived from real-world success, resulting in a program designed to optimize your future career opportunities.