Derek Mason Music

Listen here to playlists of vocal and instrumental music Derek J.F. Mason produced between 2003 and 2014. Scroll down, look to the right on larger screens, or browse menus and pages here at the official Derek Mason Music site for an abundance of music and information.

Derek Mason first became renowned as progressive rock guitarist, and then earned recognition as an accomplished musician in many genres. His music career spanned the mid 1980’s through to December 2014. Derek started performing in Vancouver and throughout BC with the prog-rock band First Aid, and subsequently recorded and produced with them and with other bands. In his last twelve years, Derek evolved into a creative music producer of his own original works and of emerging Canadian singer-songwriters. Through hard times, perseverance and dedication, he became a world class multi-genre musician.

Derek Mason’s natural gifts for improvisation and edgy artistry were notable in his live performances and are apparent in his music productions, some of them which we share here.

Derek J.F. Mason passed away in February, 2015, and is is deeply missed by his wife, Anthea, his band-mates, his family and his friends. We will always feel Derek’s personal and musical presence, and affirm he is very much alive in spirit.

Derek J. Mason, Guitarist, Vancouver Music Producer

Derek J.F. Mason (November 19, 1955 – February 15, 2015, Guitarist, Multi-instrumentalist, Music Producer


** To select from the song production playlists, find the music player by scrolling down on your mobile device or via the sidebar on a computer or large tablet. The playlist on this page is focused on vocal artists backed up with Derek’s instrumental artistry. Find more playlists via the menu links. Latest media posts are on our Blog. Scroll to bottom of this homepage to find the rest of Derek’s short bio, and find more information about Derek J. Mason and his music, visit the Biography page.

Photo - music producer Derek Mason smiling in his Beach Avenue studio December 11, 204

Derek Mason in his Beach Ave. studio, December 11, 2014

Image - Derek Mason recording the viola performances of Thomas Beckman for the "Colours of Edziza"film, Oct. 2014

Derek recording Thomas Beckman’s viola performances for “Colours of Edziza” soundtrack