Rising producer/DJ and likable human Steve Darko is a music nut from the underground scene in Boston. He got his start in music like most other American kids: picking up a bass and guitar and shredding the summer nights away before teaching himself production via FruityLoops. Following a short stint producing hip-hop beats and what he calls “shitty instrumental mixtapes,” he made the eventual jump to the dance floor after discovering electronic music.
Today, Darko owes his chunky, bass-forward style to his musical upbringing, sonic curiosity and ever-expanding assemblage of analog gear. A certified music nerd, Darko develops music production software at leading audio technology company iZotope, where he’s helped develop some of its top titles, such as Ozone and Neutron.
Darko’s sound lives at the intersection of house and techno, where bouncy bass and technical grace live in sonic harmony. His unique style offers a fresh take on house: gritty low end, thick and sub-rattling bass, alien-like sounds and warped-out vocals. That winning formula has garnered him the attention and support from the top labels in electronic music, including Dirtybird.
Dirtybird boss Claude VonStroke liked Darko’s music so much he handpicked him to go on his entire 2018 fall/winter world tour. Since then, he has been busy touring the club and festival circuit. Some 2019 highlights include back to back Holy Ship cruises, CRSSD, and Elements Festival.
Steve Darko’s musical mission is to create art that’s interesting and different and weird enough to intrigue clubs and entice dance floors around the world. Don’t miss out on this up-and-coming artist.