London born and bred Darren Roach has been an integral part of the UK club scene since the halcyon days of ’88. A veteran of London’s club scene at the age of 15 he was gracing the decks of (then) top London clubs such as MoS, Club UK and The Limelight, quickly gaining recognition amongst his peers.
Afterhour parties and big events have been a main source for Darren’s musical output. Captivating a beautiful collection of friends and experiences, from which he embraced and most importantly learned from. This knowledge would then go on to mould Darren’s musical ability as a DJ to work a crowd. Throughout the last 15 years Darren had the pleasure of playing and supporting some of the world’s leading underground DJs and live acts, including Carl Cox, Derek May, Sven Vath, Locodice and many more. Darren often works internationally at some of the best clubs and festivals around the globe.
In 2002 Darren took on the role as Head of Press and Promotion at Intergroove UK; Plugging and pushing the underground sound to a bigger audience. Labels that broke to the fore purely because of the support that Darren gave them include: Get Physical, Moon Harbour, Morris audio, Connoisseur, Cocoon, Tuning Spork, Immigrant to name but a few…
In 2007 Darren Roach launched Electronic Body Movement EBM a special night which was competing well amongst the East London warehouse scene. That was followed swiftly by residencies at Egg Club London and 54. Artists such as Lee Burridge, Kenny Hawkes, Colin Dale, Pete Herbert (UK), Dan Curtin, Jan Eric Kaiser (Germany). Jerome Sydneham (USA), Raoul Belmans, DJ Prinz (Belgium) Jerome Pacman (France) have graced the decks of EBM. EBM has gone onto gain respect from both the dance music industry and press culminating in September 2007 with a “covermount” mix CD for industry bible DJ Mag.
Fast forward to 2015 and Darren has been beavering away in the studio with releases on DJ Sneak’s Magnetic and Dj Sneaks classics label, an EP on Terry Francis’ Wiggle label and forthcoming releases on Default Position, Giant Records, Household Digital, Wiggle records and a massive summer hit on Alfresco Disco.
DJ Mag has described Darren Roach as “the Lord of Groove”. As an artist Darren has always looked for sounds that can only be described as different, but this is where his special talents really come into play, by bringing in subliminal mixes of varying styles and elements of electronic house, keeping crowds on their feet, and good feelings inside. Originality and quality music is the key to Darren Roach’s success.