Darren Rickwood – or Rickwood as he is known on the scene – began his love affair with DJing at the tender age of 15, learning on a set of DLP 1600 belt drive turntables. He jokes that “the struggle was real”, but his passion for music – at that time jungle and drum and bass – kept him passionately determined to master the art. Progressing to a set of Technic 1210s in his later teens, he forged his own unique DJing style, before eventually making the switch to CDJ’s.
A staunch D&B DJ, it was only when a friend forced some headphones on him to listen to a track called “Games” by Infinity Ink on Hot Creations, that his love affair with all things house was born. His early house influences were Jamie Jones, Richie Hawtin, Anek, and German Brigandi, and more recently Solardo, Latmun, Detlef, Flashmob, Vibe Killers, Damian Lazarus, and East End Dubs. His first track “In Da Club” was submitted and aired on BBC Intro and proved a crowd pleaser when first ever dropped in EGG LDN.
Rickwood has enjoyed showcasing his vibe at some of London’s hottest venues and events, including EGG LDN, Lightbox, Studio 338, Sankeys, 93 Feet East and Shoreditch Platform. Currently enjoying a residency with innovative house brand Más Vida, he has played at their last 4 events, including the Summer Sessions at 93 Feet East in Shoreditch and the 1st Birthday Back2Back Special at Shoreditch Platform – with Más Vida sets scheduled for the rest of the year.
He is currently working on his first EP.