• Dj Biographey & Mixes •

My musical taste is extremely eclectic, growing up listening to Rhythm & Blues, Funk 'n' Soul to various forms of Rock and onto experiencing the rise of Hip-Hop, House, Techno, Breakbeat to Jungle/ Drum'n'Bass.

The late 90's and into 2000 brought expanding sub-genres of House and Techno, from Minimal, Jackin' to Electro or Deep all of which I passionately love to mix and play-out!

Since the late 90's, I have been spinning records, mixing loops and remixing tracks for thrill seeking, party going people at both nightclubs or private events.

During this time I had gained a vast collection of music. After working with two London based independent record labels, Ninja Tune and Pussyfoot Records I was also fortunate to be able to expanded my collection further with promotional or official releases from various dance music labels or distributors from across the globe.

I predominately mix with vinyl, however from early 2000 professional plater style CDJ’s and other Dj mixing software became more readily accessible so I moved into digital Dj’ing and thus incorporated software like Ableton Live or Native Instruments Traktor Pro to bring a combination of analog and digital mixing into my Dj sets.

I describe my sound as eclectically diverse, feeding from the crowed to provide a soundscape for revellers to groove and bounce too. Or though my main sound style is heavily influenced in, deep FM bass hooks, thumping Jackin' Tech and Minimal House beats, with multiple musical influences and tastes I like to incorporate various influential elements onto my live sets while striving to keeping a consistent vibe and groove.

I still hold a deep passion for Breakbeat, Jungle/Drum'n'Bass and you may catch me Dj'ing under my old alias of “DvS”.

Below you'll find some new and old mixes. I post mixes sporadically, so please feel free to drop by now and then to see whats new, cheers

Darren uses:

Vinyl, CDJ’s, Ableton Live, Native Instruments, Pioneer, Technics, Sennheiser and Korg equipment during in his Live/Dj sets.