Dark & Stormy

Dark & Stormy

 Melrose, Massachusetts, USA
BandEDMWorld

I make Tech House that will make you shake your booty all night long. No questions asked. My music is fun for EVERYONE not just fans of electronic music. But dont take my word for it...I have been featured on some of the worlds biggest electronic music blogs.

Biography

I was born and raised in the Boston area and I've been a self trained musician since I was 10.
In 2006 I first began experimenting with various genres and methods of producing electronic music. I had only heard bits and pieces of this type of musicon late night radio mixes but it sparked my interest. I had been writing music for years for various bands I was in, including one that even did some touring.It was during this time I was finishing my BFA with a focus in Photography.
In 2009 I started the project Dark & Stormy. I produced my first few songs with a mini-korg, an 808, and a 4 track at my practice space but then started using Ableton and it opened a whole world of possibilities. My first live set was on new years eve packed with hundreds of local kids and from that point on I knew that this was the beginning of a journey. Within a few months I was playing out regularly at underground parties and local bars, and production took up the entirety of my free time. I was hooked. Music has always been this cathartic sort of effort for me, especially playing guitar. But it took on its own form when I was producing and djing. I would produce with a lot more light heartedness which I really enjoy. I feel like years of punk bands had given me adifferent sort of attitude toward production but I still do strive for perfection.I feel like this attitude towards things is a lot different from my peers. Where some other producer may go sit in their studio and tell themselves " ok it's time to make music", I'm more likely to pull a midi controller out of my backpack and write a song on a bus back from a gig in NYC.
My production technique has definitely evolved and my sound has developed quite a bit over the past year; I feel like I am really finally arriving at a sound I can call my own. One of my goals is to have someone who knows my work be able to hear a song for the first time no matter what sub genre classification it may be and with little doubt say " THAT is Dark & Stormy". I blend a lot of different elements of electronic music and I try not to give myself limits. While I call what I produce Tech House, I don't feel too tied down to the description.What I think makes my work stand out is that you can't quite fit it neatly into one specific genre and I prefer it that way, as long as people are dancing and enjoying it. Thankfully now people seem to be enjoying it more than ever.

Discography

Uack- Single
Shadow of Nothing ep
I wanna Be A Dirty Birdy ep (Minigroove records)
Yo Soy Sexy
Rasta House Ep (Roja records)
Feel It -Single (gottadancedirty.com exclusive)