Dan Darlington is hard to pin down musically. Inspired by his family’s love of music, Dan drew his inspiration from influences like Prince and the band Heart. Starting off by making mix tapes through his DJ’ing infancy, it was only a few years later that he discovered late night techno parties and the rhythms of House (Tech, Deep, Tribal, Jackin’ and Soulful) and hence created a signature blend of dark, dirty beats and seductive vocals.
Dan promptly enrolled in the Scratch Academy in NYC to learn to spin on vinyl, and shortly after purchased decks and a mixer and began performing at local house parties, basements and abandoned warehouses.
Classically trained in piano, Dan brings his appreciation and deep understanding of music to bear in the dynamic sets that he has built his arresting reputation upon. Quite simply Dan takes listeners on a musical experience through stimulating deep house and energy lifting vocals.
Now a regular fixture of Chicago’s nightlife/club scene Dan Darlington has created quite the following, between spinning at local hotspots, having his own club night production Brüt and establishing an ongoing reputation as one of Chicago’s leading club night promoters and DJ’s.
The past few years have seen Dan spin at the long-established Crown & Anchor during P-town’s famous Bear Week, he pioneered residencies for the popular Brüt parties in Chicago, San Francisco, LA, Palm Springs, Fort Lauderdale, and New York. He has also established a regular appearance at events during Sydney Australia’s Mardi Gras, Puerta Vallarta’s Brawny Bear and at Toronto’s New Year’s Eve Major Pitbull Event. All complementing a breakthrough in the ever evolving and accustomed music entertainment stage.
By this point Dan Darlington needs no introduction. The future for him looks to be quite busy as he begins new ventures in not only expanding the realms of Brüt to other resident cities in the United States, such as Phoenix and Seattle. But also, on producing and making his own music.