True, House, Music. Three words that define the style and sound of Darius Syrossian, yet also represent the principles by which he has successfully made his name as a DJ, producer, label boss and radio host at a global level. He is one of the core artists of Steve Lawler's VIVa family and has ticked off every major club and festival in an extensive touring schedule; his production skills have lead to acclaim with labels such as Area Remote, 8 Bit, Monique Musique and of course VIVa MUSiC. In addition to this there is a forthcoming release in the summer on Get Physical. His own imprint Breakout Audio has presided over collaborations with talent such as Paul Woolford, Julien Chaptal and Pier Bucci. Darius also hosts the VIVa MUSiC radio show which now receives thousands of downloads and plays per show.
But those three words have to be repeated. TRUE. HOUSE. MUSIC. As a person that has dedicated more than 15 years to legendary UK vinyl record shops Global Beat and Crash Records, Darius wears his passion for the music on every part of his existence, as only people who do it for the love of the music are able to. Having seen every fad and trend come and then quickly go in the electronic scene, yet never having wavered from his devotion to the groove, it's with plenty of conviction that Darius' huge musical knowledge and vast vinyl collection allows him a unique versatility. A DJ in the truest sense, no matter whether that be abyss-deep house or following Detroit techno or playing Detroit techno, the groove will always be there, unwavering as the emblem of his style.
If his ethos is noteworthy, Darius' achievements are just as distinguished. He has toured the world as a DJ, taking in all continents and including major dance gatherings like Sonar, Miami WMC and Kazantip Festival, Ukraine. A main member of Steve Lawler's VIVa MUSiC family, alongside LEON, Detlef & David Pher, Darius can point to numerous releases, including the 2010 bomb 'Luis Conte', which was written with good friend Nyra & most recently the massive track entitled ‘Stay up dancing, Get in Monday’ that has led Darius to sit at number 14 in Resident Advisor’s top 20 most charted artist for March/April 2011. Darius has subsequently expanded his production portfolio to include releases, remixes and collaborations through labels like 8Bit, Area Remote, Monique Musique, Natural Rhythm and WE DIG. Music. He also has a release on Get Physical Music, a fantastic achievement that has been championed by DJ’s worldwide. Moreover, Breakout Audio, his own label, has grown in repute as a home to self-productions and guests like Julien Chaptal, Florian Kruse & Nils Nuernberg, Pier Bucci, Paul Woolford.
Connecting all his talents, Darius is also the voice of the monthly VIVa MUSiC Radio show, which is downloaded by thousands of listeners globally, with contributing guests to the show having included Stacey Pullen, Guti, Nic Fanciulli, Boris Werner, Kabale Und Liebe, Lauhaus, Soul Clap, Luna City Express & more.
Ultimately, this is another avenue that embraces the philosophy of Darius to always focus on the music, to always guard the principles of house and always, but always, to remain true.
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