DJ: Darren Styles
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, EDM Hardcore
Liveset Info: Recorded @ EDC Las Vegas 2014
Length Liveset: 01:01:20
Tracks: 23 (twenty-three)
Download/Listen (via Darren Styles’ Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: 56.2 MB
File Type: mp3
More Information: Darren Styles – Facebook Fanpage
Being the world’s best and greatest UK Hardcore producer and DJ (even though Gammer won most awards at the last Hardcore Awards), Darren Styles has become a household name in the EDM world. And, as we all know, the EDM world is growing rapidly, with parties being organised all over the world, and being visited by thousands of people. The EDC in Las Vegas is such an event Darren Styles played at. If I’m correct, there were 40.000 people there, enjoying the music the world has given us. With an impressive line-up, this event has quickly become the standard, with many other organisations copying them, and many have failed. The EDC has grown to this enormous thing, an unstoppable force. Who would have thought 5 years ago, that the world would be dominated by the EDM in general? I reckon Darren Styles never thought he would play at such a big event, in front of thousands of people. Don’t believe me? Look at the picture above, a selfie taken at EDC. Proof, that it’s time for UK Hardcore to become something new: WORLD Hardcore. Not just played in the UK, but played all over the world.
Darren Styles is the leading name in the UK Hardcore industry, with many releases on his name, and he has been in the game for many years. Yet he has stayed true to the core. A gentleman who turned a hobby into a full time job, and who has got the world at his feet. He has played at every UK Hardcore event imaginable, and now it’s time for him to take over the world, and slowely, this is happening. Name one bigger event he should play at?! Name one? Can’t think of one, eh? This is the top, and he has reached it! Maybe he will go on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, or ‘Celebrity Big Brother’, but for now, he will made and play UK Hardcore/EDM Hardcore until the day he dies.
He’s loved by many ravers, adored by everyone, and hated by many producers. Hated? Yes, because they all want to know the secret behind his success, how he makes each and every track work. He seems to have cracked the code, of how to make a beautiful UK Hardcore track. And many producers envy him for his talent. And they should. No one can beat Darren Styles. No one.
Thankfully, he has uploaded a tracklist, so we can all see the tracks he played at the EDC.
02. Darren Styles & Chris Unknown – Down Like That
03. Gareth Emery feat Christina Novelli – Concrete Angel (Darren Styles & Chris Unknown Remix)
04. Dougal & Gammer – Rock The World
05. Darren Styles & Gammer – You & I
06. Pegboard Nerds – Hero (Gammer Remix)
07. Bass Brothers – Jamaican Thug
08. Code Black & Atmozfears – Accelerate (Darren Styles Remix) WIP
09. Krewella – We Go Down (Darren Styles Remix)
10. Darren Styles / 3LAU – 2Night / Escape
11. Molly – Beneath The Lights (Darren Styles Remix)
12. Dougal & Gammer – Burn
13. Darren Styles & Gammer – Tom Riddle
14. Darren Styles & Re-Con – Raining Down (Update)
15. Dvbbs & Borgeous – Tsunami (Jay Cosmic Remix)
16. Tiesto feat Kyler England – Take Me (Darren Styles Remix)
17. Darren Styles & Dougal – Rock The House
18. Darren Styles – Get This Place
19. Skrillex – Dirty Vibe
20. Krewella & Gareth Emery – Lights & Thunder (Darren Styles Remix)
21. Darren Styles – Satellite
22. Darren Styles & Francis Hill – Come Running (Update)
23. Darren Styles – Save Me (Update)
Darren Styles is a hero. Just look at the amount of his own productions in this liveset! This is just superb, shows us all why he’s number 1 UK Hardcore producer.
This is one amazing set, I still can’t believe he rocked Las Vegas. Back in the 40s and the 50s they’ve done many nucleair tests in Las Vegas, but nothing has shaken the area this hard before! Darren Styles has smashed it into bits! Fantastic set.
Don’t know why there was an MC? Not any imput at all. Can you call him an MC?
I can’t pick a favourite track, they are all good. A few versions aren’t as good as the original versions, like ‘Come Running’ and ‘Save Me’. I do have his albums, and I love the old version. I do prefer them. Not saying these versions are bad, but not as good as the originals. One track stood out, and it was ‘Beneath The Lights’. What an unbelievable track! So good, it made me loose my mind and dance in my living room! Molly is such a talented singer, and this remix (done by Darren Styles) just made the whole track EXCELLENT. Beautiful vocals… a tear emerged…
Without Darren Styles, the UK Hardcore scene wouldn’t have been this big, and without the EDC, the world would not have known Darren Styles’ strength as a producer and as a DJ. I hope they book him for next year’s event, he deserves a place on the mainstage! Darren Styles = King of UK Hardcore. Fact.
Molly = Queen of the UK Hardcore vocalists. Another fact.