Darrien Kelly

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Darrien Kelly
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Hadn't Carl Cox been such a relaxed person Darrien Kelly probably did not make such a carreer and would be still selling newspapers in London.
Years ago, in 1993 Darrien hoped to visit a common friend in London but when that friend wasn't home he turned to Carl's home. Darrien was completely broke, Carl didn't even know the kid but decided to give him a chance and let him stay for a while at his place. Carl thought he deserved the chance seeing the fact that he came all the way from Australia to start a producing career. Darrien accepted the offer and lodged for over two years at Carls place. He worked for Carl's labels making himself useful.
Still Darrien did not like the music Carl Cox produced and played. It was not the type of music Darrien had in mind and so he started producing hardcore in several combinations; with Lenny Dee, DJ Paul, & Scott Brown. Tracks like "Raw", "Schoom!" and "Geleihoofd" turned out to be very good releases and highly appreciated by the crowds. At that time Paul Elstak had a huge succes with his label Rotterdam Records and he asked Darrien to come and work for his sublabel Forze Records. Carl Cox didn't have any problems to let him go; "He simply had the drive for hardcore music so it wasn't hard to let him go his own way", said Carl.
The first release on Forze he appeared on was "A New Beginning" on Forze 008, this he produced in at the end of 1995 together with Paul, Panic & Lars and took part once of the "Forze DJ Team". Half way 1996 he joint-ventured with the Stunned Guys and produced one hell of a release; the "Part I EP" released on the third Traxtorm Records featuring tracks like "Haunted House" and "Violet Skies".
Darrien was booked for many parties and played more than he produced. In 1998 he founded his own (Mid-town sub-) label "Hollow Point" and made some real crackers like "The People Want More" together with Marc Acardipane and "Fixation", a coop with Attic & Stylzz.
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Darrien Kelly Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

Darrien Kelly - Hardcore Trax Vol.1 album art Lenny Dee & Darrien Kelly Lenny Dee & Darrien Kelly - Hardcore Trax Vol.1 Shoop! UK 1994 Sell This Version
Darrien Kelly - Koppensneller E.P. album art Darrien Kelly & Scott Brown Darrien Kelly & Scott Brown - Koppensneller E.P. (EP) Terror Traxx Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
Darrien Kelly - Part I E.P. album art The Stunned Guys & Darrien Kelly The Stunned Guys & Darrien Kelly - Part I E.P. (EP) Traxtorm Records Italy 1996 Sell This Version
Darrien Kelly - Put Ya Hands Up album art Darrien Kelly vs. Bass-D & King Matthew Darrien Kelly vs. Bass-D & King Matthew - Put Ya Hands Up Terror Traxx Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
DARKSIDE 2 Darrien Kelly - Check Out The Style album art Darrien Kelly And DJ Attic & Stylzz* Darrien Kelly And DJ Attic & Stylzz* - Check Out The Style(10") Darkside DARKSIDE 2 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
CS 003 Darrien Kelly - Independence E.P. album art DJ Darrien Kelly* Independence E.P.(12", EP) Coolman Specials CS 003 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
Forze 11 Darrien Kelly - Part III EP album art Darrien Kelly + The Stunned Guys Darrien Kelly + The Stunned Guys - Part III EP(12", EP) Forze Records Forze 11 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
Darrien Kelly - Fixation album art Darrien Kelly & Attic & Stylzz Darrien Kelly & Attic & Stylzz - Fixation Hollow Point Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
Darrien Kelly - Bounce It Like This album art Darrien Kelly & Omar Santana Darrien Kelly & Omar Santana - Bounce It Like This Hollow Point Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
Darrien Kelly - The People Want More album art Darrien Kelly & The Unknown MC (2) Darrien Kelly & The Unknown MC (2) - The People Want More (Maxi, Single) Hollow Point Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

none Darrien Kelly - Rotterdam Bitch album art Darrien Kelly Rotterdam Bitch(Cass, Mixed) Not On Label none Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
none Darrien Kelly - Hardcore album art Darrien Kelly Hardcore(Cass, Mixed) Not On Label none Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version