Globe Trotting DJ, Producer, part of Underworld Live and their in house engineer.
He has travelled the globe so much that the passport office gave him two passports to use at the same time. His own DJ destinations make for a diverse wish list - having played everywhere from Bosnia to Tasmania and in the maddest of places ranging from underground nuclear bunkers to 6000 ft up mount Fuji in Japan. Then there are the live gigs he performs with Rick & Karl as Underworld Live, playing main stages at the biggest festivals around the globe. With crowds reaching some 70,000 strong when DJ'ing and Underworld Live gaining crowds of 80,000.
Darren's remixed more Underworld records than anyone else including the chart topping Born Slippy, Push Upstairs, Banstyle and in 2002 Dinosaur Adventure. He's done collaborations Japanese superstar Hotei, which boasts record sales in Japan that Madonna would be proud of (one selling more than 850,000 copies). He has written music for Sony Playstation both solo and with Underworld. He's also been involved in film soundtracks with Hotei on the Japanese movie “KT”, then again with Underworld on “Breaking and Entering” (Anthony Minghella-2006) and the more recent sci-fi blockbuster “Sunshine” (Danny Boyle-2007). His outstanding list of remixes range from Underworld, Depeche Mode, Electronic (New Order), Sven Vath, Super Furry Animals - the list goes on…
Following the start of the Acid House revolution in 1988, he started DJ'ing after going to clubs like Shoom and the Trip. During that first year he was a bedroom DJ, making mix tapes for friends that got copied and past around. Then in 1989 he started to DJ at raves and clubs in and around London like Phil Perry's Queens & full Circle and Andrew Weatherall's Boy's Own & Sabresonic. It wasn't long before word spread and he found himself DJ'ing up and down the country before taking off internationally. He then went on to tour with Underworld as the bands' DJ back in 1994, which over the years has seen him travelling to most parts of the world, warming up the crowd prior to the band's arrival on stage and then finishing up, after they've rocked the house. Today he is now a part of Underworld Live, jamming his own tracks live between and during Underworld songs. Also still DJ'ing before the show when he can.
As a producer Darren started making music in the early nineties, having a string of releases throughout the decade from his singles on Junior Boys Own and Novamute in the late nineties with the EP's The Attic and Blueprints, closely followed by his debut album Under the Flightpath. He's also had 4 releases on Darren Emerson's Underwater record label under the names Eddie Wolf and Cliffhanger. More recently he has recorded with Pete Heller as “The Cooler Kings” on Pete's Phela label. His new solo recordings which he plays live with Underworld include the ever popular Yardbeat (with Darren's own vocals!), Shake That Higher and the tracks he wrote for the Cocoon Club jam and broadcast Circus Faker and Can You Feel This Bass.