Installations, Smart Home Solutions, IT, Music, Live Sound & Events
From an inquisitive mind:
Darren has always held a strong passion for music, film and media technology.
From his fascination with audio technology that emerged during the late 80s into the 90s, he set out to learn all aspects of live sound and studio engineering and applied to study at the SAE Institute in London after leaving school. Darren passed SAE's entrance exam 100% and was presented with a scholarship to study a four-year audio engineering, mastering and multimedia course located at its main campus in Sydney, Australia. Sadly Darren had to pass on this amazing opportunity and alternatively studied electrical engineering & information technology at City & Islington College, London and later enrolled at Leeds College of Music to study commercial music, production & management.
After his studies, he returned to London in pursuit of an audio/media-related career, and landed a runner's position with Coldcuts' Ninja Tune records and later an office assistants role for Howie B's, Pussyfoot records. Around this time Darren also started working as a freelance audio & visual engineer aided by his contacts made with the various venues he was equally DJing' in. Darren then went on to work full-time for two major film post-production facilities in central London. (Twickenham Film Studios and later Warner Bros. De Lane Lea in Soho) Through those career developments, Darren continued his musical and technical pursuits as a freelance AV / Sound Engineer & Dj, supporting some of the industries leading performing artists in electronic music within venues across London and parts of Europe to present-day.
In 2015 Darren relocated to split his working and family life between London and Poland. From Poland, he launched Hedonistic Events from its base in Łodź to promote events in Poland and other cities around Europe. Darren was also one of the founding members/ promoters and lead of technical operations for L’tronica an Electronic Art & Sound festival based in Łodź central Poland.
As of 2023, Darren is working freelance as an AV & IT Technician / Engineer within the AV and Smart Home Technologies industry throughout the UK.