Darrin Sterling


Darrin Sterling is one of the most prolific Dj’s in the scene today being ahead of his game and grooving all dance floors that are placed before him. He is well known for his deep, dirty, style of progressive house, and always consistent on taking party people on that sonic journey when he mans the decks. Darrin’s dynamic energy, funky track selection and tight mixing skills are what you can expect every time he spins. Are you ready?

In the middle of the 80’s, and developing his skills on ‘old school’ pioneer turntables, and a tour of duty in the Marine Corps, Darrin came back to his roots in Chicago to start his career on a higher level of DJing. He started rocking local raves, after hour’s parties and getting mix tapes out in the city and across the nation. And because of his cutting efforts, Darrin had had the pleasure of gigging at clubs in SAN FRANCISCO, LOS ANGELES, WASH D.C.  PHOENIXand MIAMI. , CHICAGO,



In 1998, he was introduced to renowned DJ, Bad Boy Bill and producer Rick Garcia both which assisted in some studio time, in turn, Darrin released a 12’’ entitled ‘Fucking up your Audio’ (Underground Construction Records). This track was pressed on 3 Hard House compilations UC (1998) , ‘LIVE HARD’ (1998) and the ‘HISTORY OF HARD HOUSE’ (2002). On the same 12’’ Kaos N Mayhem was in the track listing for ‘HOUSE BLEND’ mixed by DJ Venom in 2003. In that same time frame Darrin crossed paths with ‘Phuture’ creator and DJ Roy Davis Jr. who put him on to co-produce a plate entitled ‘Cleanse the Earth’ (Underground Therapy)  with the late musician Mike Saxon. This E.P. is a tight conglomeration of savvy drum programming, live instruments and jazzy guitar riffs to take over the soul and lift the spirits.  In (Apr.98) it had exceptional write-ups in Remix, Mixmag and Mixer Magazine for the month.


10 years later, Darrin is now currently residing in the San Diego area where he is hard at work hard on his fourth installment of production for his record label Database Recordings, which is due out in early Feb. 2009. “I’m pretty excited about the production side of the tracks, to try them out on the floor and see reactions from the crowd and what direction it is going, I didn’t want to limit myself to just one style, but a diversity of sound. “Music to me is a message, it is a definite statement of rhythm and life, and everyday I try to surround myself with that principle”. 





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