ALI DEE, the creative force behind the New York music house DeeTown, has been the name to drop when it comes to artists making music for film and tv. Before he set up his own shop and started writing and producing songs for hundreds of Hollywood's biggest hit films and shows - Iron Man, Transformers, Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle and Meet the Spartans - Ali made his living as a much in-demand writer and producer for high profile music acts.
Ali has written and produced for premiere artists such as Mary J Blige, Natalie Embruglia, Shakira, M.O.P, Rev Run (from RUN DMC), Fabolous, Jadakiss, Kool G Rap, Silkk The Shocker, Busta Rhymes, Natasha Beningfield, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Keke Palmer, Baby Cham, and Mya.
Ali got his early big break when he produced Kid Panic's "Baby, We Can Do This." That single caught Hank Shocklee's eye, so the legendary producer recruited Ali Dee for his Bomb Squad production team. Ali worked on the Juice soundtrack and Aaron Hall's "Don't Be Afraid," which reached the top of Billboard's R&B chart. During Ali Dee’s three-year stint under the tutelage of Hank Shocklee, he produced and wrote for Big Daddy Kane, Eric B and Rakim, YBT, Juvenile Committee and remixes for Public Enemy.
But it is his love for creating music and film that spurred Ali to launch DeeTown, a music house much in the vein of MoTown. Enter the studio on any given day and you'll find a wide variety of artists like Classic and Dara Schindler tracking vocals and laying down riffs. Under Ali's careful guidance, the music comes together and the result is an unprecedented run of thousands of film and television placements in huge studio franchises.
DeeTown Presents: Songs from Superhero & Sci-Fi Blockbusters is the first of many digital albums that feature the songs from our favorite movies and shows.