Dario Rises On ‘Ascension’

Dario recently released his tenth studio album, entitled Ascension, an intimate masterpiece of tasty pop music recorded with Kevin Anyaej and Shane Facchinello of Hush Money Records.

Originally from Tucson, Arizona, Dario expressed an insatiable appetite for music early on. In 2006, seeking new conquests, he moved to Los Angeles, where he hooked up with Arie Dixon of Tommy Boy Records. His album, Revolution, made a grand entrance in 2015, scoring the top spot on Amazon, along with placing “Save You” at the summit of Billboard’s Top 40 Dance chart.

Dario followed with Point of No Return, in 2017, scoring the third slot on the Indie Albums chart, with the title track receiving widespread acclaim.

Over the course of his glittering career, Dario has worked with the crème de la crème, including the aforementioned Kevin Anyaej and Shane Facchinello, and Grammy winners Brad Gliderman and Evren Goknar.

Renowned for his captivating vocals, singular attitude, and engaging personality, Dario’s talent has led to nine national and international tours, as well as repeat performances at Pride shows throughout the U.S.

Encompassing eight-tracks, Ascension starts off with “Brand New,” a wickedly sensuous tune merging electro-pop, R&B, and pop flavors. Supercharged harmonics and tick-tocking  synths, along with dark, pulsing colors give the tune irresistible dynamics.

Highlights on the album include “Shoulda Stayed,” a cool, stylish electro-pop number atop an undulating rhythm and smooth, shimmering colors. Dario struts his marvelously delicious voice, infusing the lyrics with ethereal surfaces. “Electric Sky” rides a compelling EDM-lite beat, with tones and colors shifting from creamy and dreamy to potent and penetrating.

“Quise Quedar” is my favorite track on the album because of its oozing, simmering seductive flavors, a yummy concoction made up of Latin savors and low-slung velvety pop textures.

Lacking a single subpar track, Ascension is a dazzling album, full of buttery electro-pop flavors and the mesmeric tones of Dario.

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Written by Randy

Randy Radic is a Left Coast author and writer. Author of numerous true crime books written under the pen-name of John Lee Brook. Former music contributor at Huff Post.