Flow State / New Jazz & Funk Inspired New Single By Tim Rose and DDidThat

Funk/soul music artist, producer, and songwriter Tim Rose and R&B and multi-instrumentalist DDidThat (Darien Newton) join forces in a new single "Flow State".

The latest track is the duo’s fifth collaboration as part of a series of reflective, funk-inspired lofi compositions that explore life’s themes, each offering simple meditations and deeply honest perspectives to help put your mind at ease.

"This track is about finding your groove in life, and in music. Tim and I feel like we reach a point where we don't have to think, we just flow," says Darien about the new release and their collaboration.


Tim Rose and DDidThat (Darien Newton) has been on a Lofi Hip Hop road trip— making beats in Tim’s van recording studio “Vanna White.” The final destination is unknown — pit stops along the way include Paisley Park, Dilla’s Basement, the Hard-Hitting Drum Factory, John Mayer’s ranch in Wyoming, and possibly some pit stops for pizza from Delicious Vinyl. Good beats for the road — wherever it may lead!

Tim is a funk/soul songwriter from Honolulu, Hawaii, he has ‘Soulful’, ‘Funky’, and ‘Smooth’ regularly equated with his music. His voice is a rough blue silk— his guitar playing a deep funk pocket. His 2018 release “<3” was created after years of sacrifice and soul searching deep in the funk jungles of Hawaii. The visual album counterpart to this music was funded by his fans to the tune of $30,000 on Kickstarter. Before the Pandemic he was performing full time; touring regularly and playing shows all over the world.

He is endorsed by Roland, QSC, Earthworks Audio, Reunion Blues, and Pig Hog Cables.


Darien Newton is a multi-instrumentalist and music producer living in Los Angeles. Over his three-year career, he has made waves in LA’s local R&B scene, producing singles for some of LA’s most promising singer-songwriters. As a product of the church, he has drawn inspiration from the gospel greats: Fred Hammond, Kirk Franklin, and Israel Houghton. Through their use of lush R&B chords and funky gospel grooves, he has developed a sound reminiscent of classic “feel good” gospel while mixing the hypnotic feel of Neptunes-inspired R&B. His love for gospel has opened doors for him musically -- playing drums for Gospel chart-topper “Vashawn Mitchell” and International recording artist Sunny Badu. In 2018, he left his comfortable musician lifestyle in Oahu, Hawaii, to pursue a full-time music production career in Los Angeles. He released his own 5-track EP titled “Q Tapes Vol. 1”, co-produced a song for Virginia-legend “Mad Skillz”, and produced the latest single “Truth is” for Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart’s winner, Christopher Watson.

Listen to the single below

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