Dishawn “Dmicestro” Payton
piano/guitar/drums and audio production instructor / music producer
Dishawn is an independent producer from Cincinnati, OH. He was born in St. Louis, MO., raised in Cincinnati and is residing once again in St. Louis.
Many musicians and producers have a specific memory of a moment or person who inspired them in music. Dishawn says, “I just happened to discover at a very young age that I had a sincere passion and heart for music.” Essentially, he was born with this love and talent and it is all he knew.
Dishawn was an apprentice of two Grammy Award Winning Producers Courtney “JR” Peebles and JonJon Webb. His current mentor is Stanley Brown, who is Head of A&R at EOne Entertainment. Dishawn has professionally produced tracks for: Jai Williams, J.R. (Courtney Peebles), Thi’sl, J.Faith, Al Morton and others. He was also the keyboardist/organist for local talents such as Speak Life, Teresa Terri & Unique, Ashley Nicole, and more.
Dishawn says he has been influenced by some of the greats in producing such as: Quincy Jones, Pharrel Williams, Timbaland, Hans Zimmer, Ryan Leslie, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Chris Martin, Dr. Luke, Leeland and Brian Kennedy. He says he appreciates all genres of music and enjoys producing a variety of genres, styles, and artists.
Currently, Dishawn is continuing his love as an independent producer and doing one of the projects he most loves, providing live music production and composition at churches.
Artist: Colette Alexia Album: Irreversible
Release Date: 7/29/16 Cincinnati, OH
Accompanied Piano and Additional Production on all tracks
Artist: Lamont Hill Album: Emerge
Release Date: 3/01/16 Cincinnati, OH
Produced and Co-Wrote ‘’Hurt By You’’ Track
Engineered ‘’Reality Show’’ Track
Artist: Metrolyte Single: Give It All
Release Date: 8/20/13 Cincinnati, OH
Fully Produced, Co-Wrote, & Arranged
Artist: Jillian “J Faith” Ellis Album: The Journey
Release Date: 4/13/13 Cincinnati, OH
Fully Produced “I Found Freedom” Track
Artist: Thi’sl Album: Free From The Trap
Release Date: 11/20/12 St Louis, MO
Fully Produced “In The Morning (feat. Daphne Rice)” Track
Artist: Jai Williams Album: Culture Shock
Release Date: 8/2/11 Saint Louis, MO
Fully Produced “Victory” Track
Accompanied (Piano) “Reflection” Track