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Darran Mc Carthy

Manchester, United Kingdom

House, Progressive House


Darran McCarthy has been involved in the dance music scene since its early days. Darran Saw the scene develop from the early M25 raves to what it is today.

He began his mixing career in 1994 when after buying records for many years he decided it was time to put them to good use and buy some Technics. He quickly gathered a following in his home town of Maidstone in Kent and shortly secured his first residency at Vouges in Sittingbourne playing Drum and Bass alongside the likes of Kenny ken and DJ Dready.

At this time he decided to make the move to the city of London to further his exposure. Unfortunately, London was not kind to Darran and his equipment and tunes were stolen. After this musical tragedy, he lost faith in the scene he was in and decided to take a break from all things Drum and Bass.

It was after this break, he changed his musical direction and in 2000 he payed a visit to the white Isle “Ibiza”. It was here he found inspiration from the likes of Steve Lawler, Sasha and Digweed. He decided a move from Kent was in order.

Manchester was his target for dj domination and began the onslaught in 2004. Armed with a brand new set of Technics, computer and a room full of tunes, Darran McCarthy the Progressive DJ was born.

With clubs like Sankey Soap and Tangled on his door step the world is his oyster and he is making a name for himself within the city.