Darren Emerson (GB)

Darren Emerson is one of the most influential figures in dance music, with a 17 year career that has seen him work with everyone from Depeche Mode to Jamie Cullum. His success is evident in the numerous million-selling hit albums and singles he has been a part of and his stunning DJ skills. When he turned 18, Karl Hyde invited him to become the third member of techno band Underworld. 1993's dubnobasswithmyheadman was their commercial breakthrough onto the then burgeoning British electronica scene. While working on their second album, 1996's Second Toughest in the Infants, they released the single "Born Slippy", which was an instant hit following its inclusion on the soundtrack to the movie, Trainspotting. During his time with Underworld, the band released three albums and sold over a million albums world wide. Emerson also emerged as a much sought-after remix talent, with remixes for such diverse acts as The Chemical Brothers, and Björk. Darren parted ways with Underworld in 2000 and then concentrated more on his solo career as a DJ and remixer, and also a label owner. He continued to release tracks by himself and new artists on the Underwater records label and eventually gained its own night at super club Pacha, Ibiza alongside fellow DJ Erick Morillo. During its second summer at Pacha, his Underwater Records night won 'House Event' of the summer at the DJ Magazine awards. The first collaboration saw Emerson and DJ cohort Sasha produce the Ibiza classic ‘Scorchio'. Two Global Underground compilations soon followed; ‘Uruguay' and ‘Singapore'. In 2003 Underwater was voted label of the year by DJ Mag. Darren released his third Global Underground compilation 'Bogota' in 2009 and 2010 he launched a new label, DETONE, on which he has so far released the club tracks Gracelands and Decisions; meanwhile he continues his relentless globe trotting DJ schedule. Selected discography Darren Emerson 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
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