Darien J, based in Brighton UK, is a producer, curator and mixer of deep dance music. He has firm belief that dance music is for dancing not chin scratching, foot gazing, ego stroking or selfie taking. Darien constantly absorbs wide-ranging influences and like a musical sponge is wrung out on radio stations and dance floors around the world.
Totally ignoring genre limitations he manages to combine elements from the deepest side of house, electronica and techno in both his DJ sets and productions.
Since his debut release of The Dubstar EP on Cubism Records in 2008 his skills in the studio have improved in equal but opposite measure to the decrease in tempo of the music he is willing to dance to. His latest releases can be described as sounding like ‘the abandoned love child of a twisted love triangle between Olivier Giacomotto, Stephan Bodzin and Solomon’.
Over the last few years Darien’s music has found homes on trendy labels like Submarine Vibes, Inside Out and Chapter 24. More recently his unique style of deep dance music can be found on new melodic house and techno imprint Polyptych records based in St Petersburg.