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Dernst "D'Mile" Emile II is an American record producer and songwriter [1] from Brooklyn, New York. Sometimes referred to as D. Emile, Dernst Emile II or Dee'Mile is most commonly known and accredited as D'Mile. According to his official Twitter profile he is signed & managed by Medinah Entertainment. Emile is the son of Haitian vocalist Yanick Étienne, who was featured in recordings by and toured with Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music in the 1980s, and music producer Dernst Emile.[2]

Birth nameDernst Emile II
OriginBrooklyn, New York
LabelsMedinah Entertainment, Darkchild productions
Associated actsRodney Jerkins, Ty Dolla Sign, Diggy Simmons, Eric Bellinger, Mali Music

Emile made his major production debut on Rihanna's 2005 album Music of the Sun for which he produced & co-wrote "That La, La, La" with fellow Brooklyn hip-hop group Full Force. Later the same year he also made an appearance on Mary J. Blige's 2005 album The Breakthrough with the song "Gonna Breakthrough" which he co-wrote and produced.

He scored his first main chart success with Janet Jackson's tenth studio album, Discipline. He produced & co-wrote the lead single "Feedback" which reached number one on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart, the R&B hit "Luv" as well as the album tracks "I.D.", "Truth or Dare" and "The Meaning".

Usher's 16-year-old protégé, Justin Bieber sings on a D'Mile production, "Favorite Girl" which is the fourth single from the youngster's debut album My World. He is also listed as producing the R&B ballad "In the Morning" for Mary J. Blige's ninth album Stronger with Each Tear.

He then worked with Diddy and Dirty Money on their album, "Last Train To Paris" which was released December 14, 2010 producing the song, "Shades", which was co-produced with Justin Timberlake's production group The Y's and featured guest vocals from Timberlake, Lil Wayne, Bilal and James Fauntleroy II, also of The Y's. He also has several productions on Jennifer Lopez's 2011 comeback album, Love? including "One Love"; and the dancepop number "(What Is) Love?" which was released as the lead soundtrack single and scored in Lopez's 2010 romantic comedy, The Back-up Plan.

D'Mile is the Executive Producer (producing 6 songs) of the young Prince of Hip Hop, Diggy Simmons' album, "Unexpected Arrival" which released March 20, 2012 on Atlantic Records. Songs produced are: I Need To Know, Two Up, Special Occasion, Glow In The Dark, Tom Edison & the bonus song, What's Going On.

D'Mile has produced the single, "Long Distance" by 2011 X-Factor winner, Melanie Amaro which she performed live on the show, December 6, 2012.

More recently, D Mile has had production featured on Ty Dolla Sign's Beach House series, including; Beach House,[3] Beach House 2,[4] Beach House EP and Beach House 3. He also produced Livin' It Up from Ciara's 2013 album Ciara.

In 2016, he has produced the two tracks "Mind Of A Man" and "FWM" for "Hard II Love" by Usher.[5]


  1. ^ Diehl, Matt (April 20, 2011). "Jennifer Lopez Talks 'Idol,' Her New Album and What She Thinks of Steven Tyler". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 15 July 2012.
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