Darien J, based in London UK, is a producer, curator and mixer of deep dance music.
Darien’s innate passion for music started early at 12, being unofficially, but undeniably responsible for the all-important mix tape for the Friday Stockton-On-Tees after-school gathering. He quickly realised the unadulterated personal pleasure derived from seeing others light up and bond as a result of sounds he’d selected. This desire to help orchestrate togetherness and pure joy on a dance floor has only strengthened and is what drives him today.
From these early days, DJing has featured heavily in Darien’s life. In 1994 he moved to London which is, in his words, ‘the epicentre of the world’s most innovative and influential dance music’.
Inspired by legends like Sasha, Danny Rampling and Laurent Garnier, Darien began to develop a trademark sound, sharing this with the crowds at many of London’s iconic clubs including Turnmills and The Egg through the naughties. His growing love of a particular style led him to start creating his own music, with his first release in 2008.
Darien J’s sound is distinctive, at its core deep bass but fused with acid house, deep minimal and melodic techno combining to create an infectious groove.