What a year 2016 was for Ranel, with five nominations in the 2016 Australian Independent Music Awards, in both music and music video categories.
Dean is an engineer, independent recording artist, music producer, multi-instrumentalist and music video maker whose music is immediately identifiable. He composes / produces in various musical genres including world, edm, ambient and rock/pop, hurling themes of myth, magic, underwater cities, people awakening from the world of the dead, and the hope of shining diamond heart days.

Dean Ranel – With A Rock and Stone his new Psych/ Space rock LP featuring his band Friends of Man is out now and is available at most digital retail outlets.
Dean has also recently released an electronic/ambient/world music LP called Ranel:[1] which is only available from deanranel.bandcamp.com.

Dean has released the following under the name Friends of Man;
Song For Humans (LP)
It’s The Way (EP)
Earth Friend (LP)
The Fools That Rule The World (EP)
Light Is Too Fat (EP)

Dean also enjoys working with other humans as a writer, producer and recording engineer.

Some of Deans credits include
  • composer, engineer, producer – With A Rock And Stone – LP
  • video director, writer, producer – Tell Them That You Really Care (music video)
  • composer, engineer – Media Nomads, Film Australia / SBS Television
  • string ensemble arranger – Contempo string ensemble
  • video director, writer, producer – I Saw You Dead (music video)
  • video director, writer, producer – With A Rock and Stone (music video)
  • recording / mixing engineer – Time On Earth, Sydney
  • recording / mixing engineer – The Follies, Sydney
  • recording / mixing engineer – Soundworks Studios, Sydney
  • performer, producer – 3 Is The Way (Hutchison 3G Australia)
  • video director, editor – Atomic Digital Media (corporate video)
  • writer, director, producer – Friends of Man Wizards Song (music video)
  • composer, engineer, producer – Friends of Man Wizards Song (single)
  • writer, director – Friends of Man The Diamond Heart (music video)
  • engineer, producer – 20XII Project (LP)
  • composer, engineer, music director – Stratus (theatre) Arts QLD Cairns
  • mixing/mastering engineer – Bedtime Stories with Aunty Dee (theatre) JUTE/Arts QLD
  • composer, engineer, producer – Ready For Love? (are you) (Single) Friends of Man
  • composer, producer, engineer – The Diamond Heart (single) Friends of Man
  • composer, engineer , music director – Kick Arts Collective/Arts QLD, Cairns
  • video director, producer – The End of All Things (music video)
  • composer, engineer – Ricochet and Sydney Theatre Company
  • composer, producer, engineer – Earth Friend (LP) Friends of Man, Sydney
  • composer, producer, engineer – The Fools that Rule the World (EP) Friends of Man
  • composer, producer, engineer – Light is Too Fat (EP) Friends of Man, Sydney
  • producer, engineer – Lotus (EP), Sydney
  • video director/producer – It’s The Way Friends of Man (music video)
  • composer, producer, engineer – It’s The Way (EP) Friends of Man
  • composer, producer, engineer – Songs for Humans (LP) Friends of Man
  • composer, producer – Stockland Shopping Centres (radio)
  • mixing/mastering engineer – Conscious Fusion (LP) Hot Rubber Glove
  • mixing/mastering engineer – Adahmo (LP) Year Of The Dragon
  • producer, engineer – Reef, Water, Wine (EP)
  • recording / mixing engineer – Juniper
  • producer, engineer – Bleeding Jelly Eyes; (EP)
  • composer, engineer, producer – The One Project (LP)
  • dj, electronic performing artist – Julius Cosmos
  • composer, producer – The Pigeon Suicide, (film) SBS Television


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