EMPATHY 11th BIRTHDAY
SATURDAY 21ST APRIL
“In 2001 I thought a year would be pretty impressive, add a decade on to that and here we are”
DARREN EMERSON (DETONE/exUNDERWORLD)
There’s not many djs within Empathy’s spectrum of music that hasn’t played over the past 11 years. So for the 11th Birthday we celebrate in 'Underworld' fashion with former band member, Global Underground Mix compiler and head honcho of Detone Records the mighty DARREN EMERSON!
Its been a massive year for Empathy, our monthly stint at Dojo has been just getting better and better, always a great crowd and in return we put together a night of just good clubbing music essentially.
We have had some amazing guests from in the past 12months, Nick Warren, Ulrich Schnauss, Steve Parry, Darius Syrossian, Pete Bones, RuthIt, Glimpse, Jody Wisternoff, Nick Harris, Reset Robot, Jimmy Van M and many more.
Our superstar resident has just released his debut artist album Airport Vultures out on Carl Cox's Intec label and has had a superb year with gigs across the globe.
This is set to be one of the best nights in Empathy's history so please try and get there early, you never know we might have a special surprise in store.
Darren Emerson biography
Darren Emerson is one of the most influential figures in dance music, his 17 year career 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.
Emerson began mixing Hip-Hop records at the age of 14, and by 16 was DJing regularly at local venues. He began to explore House Music and quickly acquired a reputation as one of the top British DJs, and demand for his services saw him playing at top clubs.
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 Bjork. 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.
In 2009 Darren released his third Global Underground compilation 'Bogota' and has been busy touring the world whilst still releasing club singles, most recently on his new record label, DETONE.
Dojo, Park Row, Bristol, BS1 5LJ
* Outdoor terrace open all night long
£7 before Midnight / £8 after
Info: [email protected]
Electronic House / Techno