Darren Emerson: ex-Underworld in Prague

Darren Emerson is one of the most influential figures in dance music, an accolade that after a career spanning more than 17 years and counting. With Rick Smith and Karl Hyde had been in a band together for several years and needed a new injection from a DJ/Producer – in the form of Darren – and the rest is, well… Underworld.

darrenemerson Signed to Junior Boys Own – whom Darren was already producing for, the band released three Albums: ‘Dubnobasswithmyheadman’, ‘Second Toughest in the Infant’ and ‘Beaucoup Fish’ – and have since sold over a million albums world-wide. Their hits include ‘Cowgirl’, ‘Rez’, ‘Dark and Long’ and of course, ‘Born Slippy’ – all classics.

As well as their chart success, Underworld were renowned for their stunning and unpredictable live shows. 2000 saw Darren depart from the band and go at it solo. Although Underworld had been his passion for 10 years, it was time to branch out; expand his DJíng and work with producers he was meeting on his travels across the world.

In 2003, his Underwater label was voted ‘label of the year’ by DJ mag and went from strength to strength releasing albums and singles from its ever growing and increasingly varied roster of artists. Darren continues his hugely successful Underwater residency at London’s The End, which is now in its 7th year. The residency began in February 2001 and has since seen the likes of Fatboy Slim, Josh Wink, Carl Craig, Tim Deluxe, D. Ramirez and Yousef.

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Fri 18th April 2008, MECCA, U Pruhonu street 3, Prague 7