"Singapore shines with world class music and arts" - Channel News Asia
Darker Than Wax are an electronic music label based from the island of Singapore, breaking all bounds and grounds progressing the music scene in their city and in uencing globally. They have been tirelessly pushing for diversity in music, proving that categories in music are totally irrelevant and through a growing stable of international artists and selectors, they continue to grow from strength to strength. Endorsed and recognized by numerous tastemakers and platforms worldwide, the Singapore-based label is widely respected for its attention to diversity and detail.
As with most love affairs, Daryl C’s liaison with electronic music was honed and fostered in the bedroom, where he first began his knob-fiddling pursuit some eight years ago. Levelling up through years of homemade mixtapes and midnight musical musings, Daryl C has now become a regular fixture in Singapore’s club circuit with an ever-evolving selection stockpile to keep feet moving.
Under the cover of night, Daryl C has built up a solid presence behind the decks, delivering sonic chops by way of his signature funk, soul and jazz-infused deep house and a mixed bag of tech-house and disco beats. From kyō to Kilo, Tanjong Beach Club to ZoukOut, Loof to Velvet Underground – Dance, he has plied his trade throwing it down at some of our nightscape’s most iconic venues with his deft fingerwork. As they say, the party’s just getting started and Daryl C is going to keep on keeping you up the best way he knows how. Just wear comfortable shoes.
Kaye is arguably one of Singapore’s most versatile and ever evolving musicians. Over the decades, he has morphed across the performance spectrum from bands to DJing to live sets with computers involving anything, and blending everything from his trusty saxophone, to the EWI, vocoder, midi controllers, drum machines, analog synths and more. His love for music technology is responsible for his ever evolving setup, and all this is deeply entrenched in a wide range of musical genres. From deep and acid laden house and techno, to funk and hip hop wrapped in electro boogie vibes, all seasoned in the roots of jazz and soul.
This diversity has led him to being called in as a sessionist for live club acts such as DJ Vadim & the Russian Percussion (with Mr Thing and Yarah Bravo) and Reel People Sessions, and his lightning quick improvisational reflexes have enabled him to jam alongside many other producers and DJs who were open enough to let him, during their sets without any prior rehearsals - KiNK, Basic Soul Unit, Linkwood, Motor City Drum Ensemble, San Soda, Kerri Chandler, Kyoto Jazz Massive, Russ Dewbury and Dam Funk are but a small selection of worthy mentions.
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