Producer, songwriter, artiste, graphic designer and DJ are just a few of the hats that he wears and no this is not a scenario of polycephaly, rather it’s a case where multitalented Elrico Hunte better referred to as daPIXEL plays a handful of roles. It must be noted that they are all roles that he plays well!
Born in the multifaceted village of Roseau, daPIXEL has always displayed a profound love for music. Being from a community where there is an obvious love for sound system and music, daPIXEL found himself reciting songs from varying artistes and even drumming on pots and buckets as if he was in a live session. He describes music as being essential to life as much as he needs oxygen to breathe.
For any individual to be so focused and dedicated to juggling so many tasks, speaks highly of them and daPIXEL is no exception. Faced with so many distractions of things he could be doing, he still chooses to be dedicated to his craft and continuously works to bettering everything that he does. This characteristics of being a perfectionist sometimes irritates his friends and colleagues he admits, as he often spends FOREVER getting that right sound. He laughs that while they get irritated through the process, the final product WOWS them away, so at the end it is all worth it.
In his pursuit to grow and excel in what he loves, daPIXEL has worked and collaborated with many artistes and producers ranging from his team at Island Shak Entertainment; Dymez, MXG, Cymbal Alexander and Fresh Kydd to the likes of Stamina Smurf, Kubiyashi, Icon, Maddzart and D’LanLord to name a few. While he notes that the journey to be successful has many speed bumps and dips, he admits that he embraces the challenges as they encourage him to always be ready for whatever life throws his way.
daPIXEL is 1/2 of the group Intaception and also a key member in the production power house, Island Shak Entertainment