Steve Darko is one of the latest up-and-coming producers championing the underground house scene. By way of Boston, this producer, multi-instrumentalist and DJ also develops music production software at leading audio technology company iZotope. He is a dangerous force to be reckoned with in the studio and with an arsenal of production techniques and knowledge, it's clear he's one the watch out for.
Darko had recently released his debut EP "Fried Or Fertilized" in 2018 via Dirtybird Records is already becoming a familiar face on festival lineups across the U.S. With a combination of viscous minimal techno and hearty bass-forward tech-house; Darko's music blurs the lines between "sexy", "dark" and just plain "eerie" to create a charming alien-like sound that envelops the dancefloor. That's why we're extra excited to share this exclusive mix from the rising producer today on EARMILK. Hit play below:
There's a clear technical prowess exhibited by Darko in various mixes. In this latest EARMILK mix we hear plenty of intergalactic alien snippets, beeps and boops scattered throughout a minimal backdrop but Darko still maintains a steady techno kick that never falters or loses pace. He also manages to mix in a little Billie Eilish at around the 40:20 mark, which is also one of her weirder, darker tracks to perfectly complement the off-putting esthetic of the overall mix. The mix is a bit eerie and menacing but so catchy that we can't help but want more.
Darko is set to make his first appearance in San Francisco this weekend (Friday, June 21) at Public Works and at Dirtybird West Coast Campout (Oct. 4-6). For tickets to Public Works and more info, please visit: https://publicsf.com/