Darren Emerson



  • Techno innovator - Underworld originator - Underwater and Detone label boss - Darren Emerson has remained at the forefront of electronica, techno and house across the last three decades for good reason.
    Solidly consistent productions, inspiring DJ performances and an unquenchable thirst for the new and interesting everywhere it can be found is an irresistible and intoxicating brew. A true pioneer, Darren is one of the most influential figures in dance music, having collaborated with artists as diverse as Sasha, Depeche Mode, Bjork and The Chemical Brothers, from rocking Glastonbury with Underworld and the perenial classic "Born Slippy" to topping the UK charts with his own label Underwater. Indeed from the age of 18 he was already on his way to creating platinum million selling albums and singles with Underworld followed by some of the most successful DJ mix compilations of all time with Global Underground, Cream, Underwater and more. Twenty years since the release of the seminal “Dubnobasswithmyheadman” 2014 see Darren return with two of his latest projects The White Lamp and Huffa. Following a series of well received but mysterious uncredited slo-mo disco single releases on Hotflush, Sonar Kollektive and Futureboogie the stage is set for live dates showcasing collaborations with some amazingly talented musicians and vocalists. Meanwhile off the back of acclaimed recent tech house and techno releases “Feel
It” (Bedrock) and “Vamos” (Octopus) Darren has lined up a series of productions due out over the coming months on his Detone imprint and is once more back in the studio working on collaborations with some of his all time favourite producers and musicians over the coming months.

    Selected discography

    Dark Matter Variance Recordings 2009 Crash Jack (12") GU Music 2008 Scorchio (12") Deconstruction 2000 H2O (12", S/Sided, Promo, Blu) Underwater Records 2002 Bouncer (12") Underwater Records 2005 H2O 050 EP (12", EP, Yel) Underwater Records 2005 Dubnobasswithmyheadman (CD, Album) Junior Boy's Own 1993 Second Toughest In The Infants (CD, Album) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Beaucoup Fish (CD, Album) V2 Records, Inc. 1999 Remixes: Passion (12") Passion (D. Emerson Mix) Effective Records 1992 Tonto's Drum (12") Tonto's Drum (Darren E... Not On Label 1992 Human Behaviour (CD, Maxi) Human Behaviour (Under... One Little Indian Spaced Invader (2x12") Spaced Invader (Darren... Defected 2000 Sunset (Bird Of Prey) (Darren Emerson Remix) (12", S/Sided, Promo) Skint Records 2000 Alien Radio Remixed (CD, Album) Alien Radio (Darren Em... Soma Quality Recordings 2002 David (12", Promo, Ltd, Red) David (Darren Emerson'... Underwater Records 2002 Let's Get Ill (CD, Maxi) Let's Get Ill (Darren ... Universal Records 2003 Star Catching Girl (2x12") Star Catching Girl (Da... F3 Recordings 2003 Co-production: Airdrawndagger (2xCD, Album, Ltd) Scorchio BMG (Japan) 2002 DJ Mixes: Global Underground 036: Bogota (2xCD) Boxed 2009 Global Underground 015: Uruguay (2xCD) Boxed 2000 Global Underground 020: Singapore (2xCD, Ltd) Boxed 2001 Mixmag Live! Vol. 13 (Techno Fruit) (Cass) DMC Publishing 1994 Essential Mix 2 (2xCD) FFRR 1996 Cream Separates - The Collection (3xCD) Deconstruction 1997 Cream Separates 01 - Mixed By Darren Emerson (CD) Deconstruction 1997 The Interview & Darren Emerson Mix (2xCD) Junior Boy's Own 1999 Underwater Episode 1 (2xCD) Underwater Records 2002 Underwater Episode 2 (Mixed By Darren Emerson & Mutiny) (2xCDr, Promo) Underwater Records 2003 Underwater Episode 3 (Mixed By Darren Emerson & Paul Jackson) (2xCD) Underwater Records 2004 Underwater Episode 4 (Mixed By Darren Emerson & Sharam Jey) (2xCD) Underwater Records 2005 Underwater Episode V (2xCD) Underwater Records 2006 Appears On: Trainspotting: Music From The Motion Picture (CD, Comp) Born Slippy (NUXX) EMI Premier 1996 Wipeout 2097: The Soundtrack (CD) Leave Home (Underworld... Virgin, Virgin 1996 Dirty (12") Junior Boy's Own 1992 Te Quiero (12") Te Quiero (Darren Emer... Brute Records 1992 Dubnobasswithmyheadman (CD, Album) Junior Boy's Own 1993 Mmm... Skyscraper I Love You (CD, Maxi) Boy's Own Recordings, Boy's Own Recordings 1993 Mmm... Skyscraper I Love You (12") Boy's Own Recordings 1993 Cowgirl (12", Promo) Intercord Tonträger GmbH 1994 Dark & Long (CD, EP) April Records 1994 Dark & Long 1 (12") Junior Boy's Own 1994 Spikee / Dogman Go Woof (12") Junior Boy's Own 1994 Big Mouth / Dirty (12") Junior Boy's Own 1995 Born Slippy (CD, Maxi) Junior Boy's Own 1995 Journeys By DJ (Cass, Album) Dog Man Go Woof Select Magazine 1995 Leave Home (CD, Single, Promo) Virgin France S.A. 1995 Rez / Cowgirl (12") Junior Boy's Own 1995 Northern Exposure (4xLP, Comp) Dark And Long Ministry Of Sound 1996 Second Toughest In The Infants (2xCD, Album) Logic Records, BMG 1996 Beaucoup Fish (CD, Album) V2 Records, Inc. 1999 Global Underground 012: Buenos Aires (2xCD) Jumbo (François K & R... Boxed 1999 Renaissance: The Mix Collection (3xCD, Rem) Dirty Renaissance 2004 and many, more ;-)