En Derin was born (Derin Cag) on November 11, 1989, in Guzelyurt (Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus). He is the son of Turkish paralegal, part-time poet Emine Cag, and Cypriot Father Cavit Cag, Chairman, President and CEO of the Sonsuz Sifa (Infinite Healing) Corporation.
En Derin expressed that he was comfortable with his biracial heritage because he felt he was able to “relate to different cultures”.
Although he lacked trendy clothing, he was one of the most popular kids in his school because of his sense of humor, superior music skills, and ability to mix in with all crowds. Throughout his childhood, Derin was sent to music classes by his parents.
He began playing the piano when he was eight and learned classical music by composers such as Beethoven, Bach, Mozart and Handel. At age 15 he attended an E2E Music Production/Business Course with DV8 Training UK; graduating at 16.
Later, he attended Collage Arts (a Commercial Music Programme) out to pursue his music career. Derin was then accepted to Middlesex University, he also did voluntary work with Reggie Styles & Redz at Sony/BMG Records and was creating music at the same time; he managed to juggle all three balls at once, to pursue a successful musical career.
Today, En Derin is most wanted for one firm reason; his works can’t cheat to pick up the fine reviews. Remarkably balancing his in-demand hit making skills with his off-the-wall productions style. Few artists are capable of so much balance between commercialism and craftiness. Yet even so, he always infuses an extraordinary sense of identity and creativeness into his music.
When you listen to one of this talented musicians music, there is no misidentifying it as anyone else’s work; stuttering bass – full spirited lyrics – luxuriously superficial beats, all of this frequently complemented aside his personal signature beneath the instrumental; and only 2% of his productions are sampled.
En Derin continues to develop his skills as a professional artist and has laid his groundwork. His first promotional CD, ‘Happiness’ was released in June 2010. The CD appears to be based heavily on his optimistic approach to life.
Thanks to the career span that provides him to make friends with many musicians, En Derin gains honour from those that several people are willing to meet and work with. Since the beginning of his career, he has one thing kept in his mind; “You are able to achieve whatever you want if you remain persistent and disciplined”.