Darren went on to become a frequent visitor to Toronto working for Syrous, Big Bud and Pleasure Force making some 35 appearances in Canada to date. Darren has also been regular in mainland Europe, USA, Asia and Australia as the Drum n Bass scene has grown world wide.
Darren has vast experience of working in the music business. In the 90's he compiled the 140bpm compilations for Moonshine Music, and hand picked all the records that appeared on the MCA Total Science collection. Darren, and the founder of Blackmarket Records 'Rene', went on to start Mecca Recordings, having three top Twenty hits with Phoebe One and also winning a MOBO for best British Hip Hop. Darren has also since won the Diesel Nu Music Award for best Hip Hop album, Troublesome Waters, with MC Riddla and Bob Sonic.
On the Jungle production side of things, Darren produced many records on Tone Def Records, owned the Prime Time Wax label and was involved in the Barry Boom remix with Micky Finn and Aphrodite. He also owns Wide Open Music
Darren & Micky Finn acquired the rights to the A.W.O.L. name from Breakin’ Science, and have started to promote new parties under that name.
Darren Jay Discography
- 8 Remix
- 1 Instruments & Performance
- 4 Writing & Arrangement
- 1 Featuring & Presenting
- 15 Production
- 96 DJ Mix
- 1 Technical
- 4 Acting, Literary & Spoken
Singles & EPs
|none||Micky Finn & Darren Jay, Tarzan||Micky Finn & Darren Jay, Tarzan - Do You Like It / Hold Up (Acetate, 10")||Not On Label||none||UK||1995||Sell This Version|
|Special K & Darren Jay||Special K & Darren Jay - Blow / Breakage||Vanguard (2)||UK||2002||Sell This Version|
|Special K & Darren Jay||Special K & Darren Jay - Fleabag (Remix) / Bright One||Vanguard (2)||UK||2003||Sell This Version|
|WOM 011||Special K & Darren J*||Special K & Darren J* - In + Out (12", W/Lbl)||Wide Open Music||WOM 011||UK||Unknown||Sell This Version|
|KNOW 56||Darren Jay||Different Strokes (CD)||Knowledge Magazine||KNOW 56||UK||2005||Sell This Version|