Darren – 808 State
Darren Partington has been a key member of 808 State since the late 80’s; the story of 808 State defines an era of electronic dance music, and sets a blueprint of possibilities for future generations. From in Manchester in 1988, their first a,bum – Newbuild – is now regarded as a milestone in UK electronica and sprang from a desire for a more outer-limits dance sound from the growing warehouse party scene in North West England.
At the height of chart succes and the ‘Manchester’ era, 808 celebrated with a massive hometown gig filling the G-Mex stadium with the biggest PA system ever assembled.
From the Hacienda Manchester to limelight in New York, Japan and Ibiza, Darren has DJ’d some of the world’s most iconic venues and clubs. He has remixed David Bowie, The Stone Roses, Bjork, Africa Bombaataa, New Order and has influenced the likes of Aphex Twin, Altern-8, Prodigy and Moby.
Darren’s set includes all the old-school classics with some big club bangers thrown in for good measure. He is determined to keep that classic sound alive. Darren has been there since the very beginning, so don’t miss the dance music pioneer playing the best tunes of the last 30 years.