Recently Darren’s music has caught the attention of some of the biggest artists the EDM scene has to offer including Porter Robinson, Gareth Emery & Krewella.
The Concrete Angel remix for Gareth Emery & Lights & Thunder / We Go Down remix for Krewella have been causing mayhem in 2014 at festivals such as Ultra & Coachella.In 2013 Darren was the first UK Hardcore artist to play EDC Las Vegas on the Basscon Stage, coining it as possibly the most pivotal DJ set of his career to date. Darren is returning to headline the Basscon stage in 2014.
Darren Styles has of coarse been djing and producing for over 20 years. Inspired by the Rave sound of the early nineties he began his career in 1994. Teaming up with Paul Force, Force & Styles released a string of underground tracks including Pretty Green Eyes and Heart Of Gold which were later re-worked and went on to be huge chart hits with Pretty Green Eyes going in at No. 2 in the UK singles chart and selling over 250,000 copies. Force & Styles were also the first UK Hardcore act to do the Essential mix for Pete Tong on Radio 1.
In early 2000 Darren and long term friend Mark Breeze teamed up to bring a Trance sound to Hardcore. This led to countless anthems including You’re Shining & Heartbeatz which again went on to be Top 20 UK Hit singles.Continuing to write, produce and DJ Darren found himself in the fortunate position of being able to release a solo album. SkyDivin’ was released in 2008 and went straight in at number 4 in the UK Album chart selling in excess of 250,000 copies. The album was followed up by a sell out UK 02 arena tour. Darren has also mixed one of the three CD Clubland X-Treme album series every year for the past 10 years selling in excess of 1 million copies combined.
Darren’s DJing continuing to take him across the UK, US and worldwide and his producing seeing him work alongside some of the biggest names in UK Hardcore and EDM who knows what else is in store for Darren as he flies the flag for the harder styles of dance music.« back
At the heart of Midstock festival there’s local music, local food and local fun; what more could you want on a balmy September day? Midstock invites families, music-lovers and party animals alike to Dalkeith Country Park to enjoy the late-summer sunshine with us.