Globetrotting DJ/producer/remixer Darren Emerson has enjoyed a productive career since leaving Underworld in 2000. His influential Underwater label issued many of his own tracks as well as choice releases by dance floor peers including Christian Smith, John Selway, Steve Mac, Wally Lopez, and Sharam Jey. He also crafted a pair of legendary DJ mixes for Global Underground, Uruguay (2000) and Singapore (2001).
Emerson continues to push his sound further and is always seeking new challenges. To present the harder side of his sound, he’s aligned himself with Carl Cox and Jon Rundell’s Intec Digital to present his fiery Birdcage EP out on February 23. It’s a hard-hitting, two-track techno effort that’s guaranteed to peel the paint from your ceiling.
We’re extremely pleased to world premiere “Jupe” from the release. It’s a raw, big-room banger that shows yet another side of Emerson’s musical personality.
Says Emerson of the track’s creation, “I felt like letting rip in the studio late one night, taking inspiration from my gigs and playing techno in the clubs. Once I had the stabs and the drum rolls on loop, ‘Jupe’ was born!”