Drake Daniels (AKA Trevin Dyson) was an American-born musician, model, and actor. He is best known for his eclectic dance music. He gained most of his popularity, however, outside of the US, living and creating his art in Europe, including The Netherlands and Germany.

Daniels was born in the United States in 1966. He attended the Brooklyn University School and acted in New York City on some notable off-Broadway productions, before moving to Europe, where he would gain his fame and notoriety. He passed away in 1991.

Daniels’ was inspired, musically, by artists such as Tina Turner, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Barbara Streisand, and David Bowie. His breakthrough dance album, “All Nations Dance,” was an eclectic mix of trance, club-style, and African-Rhythm inspired dance music. Though the record was recorded while Daniels was living in (Amsterdam, Netherlands), it is most appreciated and sought-after in France and Spain. His record on vinyl still costs upwards of $100 on many album collector sites.

Always willing to help anyone he could, Daniels donated money and works to many different organizations. He regularly donated money to many different AIDS charities, as well as donated many of his impressionistic paintings to such causes as The Good Samaritan Project.

Daniels believed in very balanced life, and held personal philosophies that he believed would help anyone to achieve the same fullness in life. He was an individual who loved life, and encouraged others to do the same. He believed that everyone would “Be who you are, without expectation,” and, “Be in the now.” Daniels’ unyielding pursuit of tranquility and peace was found in years of meditation. He always believe that everyone deserved the deepest compassion and love. No one was excluded from this philosophy of grace. Drake Daniels continued pursuit of meditation fostered through his creativity, love and compassion. Meditation fueled Daniels’ quest to achieve goals in every area of his life.