Purveyor of groove driven sonic frequencies, forging a synergy of infectious dance with elevating sounds...
Over the past 2 years, Darren has been creating a storm on the dance music scene. His vivacious, broad ranging style encompasses heavy kicks and baselines, elevating melodic sounds delivering groove, spanning the house and techno spectrum.
Growing up, Darren was influenced by many sounds, from his Mother’s Motown & Dad’s ELO music collections. This started the musical journey but with the late 80s, came ‘electronic sounds’. With synths & 909 drum machines, the journey became the mission...
This nurtured a passionate love for music from an early age. Darren began to focus on a DJ career in the late 90s. Dj inspiration came from the ‘fierce ruling’ Trade DJ’s Malcolm Duffy, Steve Thomas, Pete Wardman & the late Tony De Vit. Before long, Laurence Malice of Trade invited Darren to play as a guest in the Trade Test Lounge, being known as one of the most prolific breeding grounds of DJs.
After playing at nearly every Trade Test Lounge, Darren decided he wanted a part of the action closer to home. He went to Infamous in Bristol to meet with the promoter, who loved his music and gave him a monthly residency.
Since then, Darren's DJ career has progressed, playing at ADE in 2015 alongside Anti Slam & W.E.A.P.O.N., Ant Brooks, Steve Mulder, Richie Santana & Spartaque.
With sets across the UK including Bournemouth, Birmingham and Cardiff, Darren also has a strong focus within Bristol. He is resident at Whomp & has regular guest appearances for Banjaxx, Funkin House, 4to The Floor & The Avenue.
Darren’s music career has expanded to producer and A&R manager for Jumpstereo Records.
His recent productions have been signed to many labels including:
Jumpstereo Records Transmit Recordings Natura Viva
Funk'n Deep Recordings Da South
Twisted Recordings Layer 909
DSR Recordings U.F.O Recordings DBR Recordings Dance Lab Recordings Time Electronika Re:Sound
Rimoshee Traxx Abracadabra
Toolfunk Recordings Antrartic Records Chira-Chara Recordings Club Session
Dark Vibe Productions Pulse Tone Recordings Pulse Tone Muted Re:vibe Muisc Recovery House Reflective Music
These quality releases, with solid, infectious grooves, inventive hooks and thundering basslines, have featured in the tech house and techno charts with strong support.
It seems like Darren is the name on everyone’s lips right now, touting him as the next big thing.