Bantry, County Cork
Post boom small town Ireland may not appear the most creatively inspiring place at face value, but for Irish hip hop artist Darce it provided a fruitful if unlikely origin for a new musical perspective on love, life and other bad habits.
Darce's music has received national and international coverage since his debut release in 2017. His music has been been playlisted by Spotify UK,Spotify Ireland and Spotify Sweden while also placing currently on their Chilled Pop Hits Playlist .His songs have earned 100,000 strems on the platform. Darce was named Irish Times New Artist of the week and has also been featured by esteemed publications such as Hip-Hop Headquaters (US) ,Daily Hip-Hop Jamz (US), District Magazine (Ireland) , Nialler9 (Ireland), Joe.ie (Ireland), Happy Mag (Aus), and Indie Buddie (Ireland) Set to name a few. Along with receiving radio play from 2fm(Ireland),Fubar (London), 98fm (Ireland), Radio na Life (Ireland).
Explicit Bantry alt-hip-hop with big beats and an electronic focus, Darce’s Sunset EP marks the card of yet another upcoming rapper (something’s in the water and it’s called youth)'-The Irish Times
'Darce delivers a haunting offering that captures youth in rural Ireland'-Hip-Hop Headquaters (on Valhalla).
'His raps flow like melting butter over the dazzling soundscapes'-Indie Buddie (on 'Who You Loving Now')
'The Irish frontman follows in the footsteps of Childish Gambino on this swooning RnB jam'-Mystic Sons (on 'Moonlight')
On the live side Darce has played a number of high profile shows over the last few months from industry showcases (Music Cork, Hardworking Class Heroes) to supporting slots to sold out crowds (Sean Kingston,Le Boom) to Playing Hipster Cafe's in Los Angeles (tribal cafe,Kulaks woodshed) and making history by becoming the first artist ever to be live streamed in augmented reality by the First Stage application. Dublin to LA, 2018 has had a lot of highlights for the Cork native.
Press about Darce:
Joe.ie (Valhalla Video): https://www.joe.ie/music/irish-rapper-new-music-video-immigration-626301
The New Éire (Spotify Playlist,16/03/2018): https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DWV6rFZSorBYp
Irish Times (Nialler9): https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/music/nialler9-s-new-irish-music-talos-max-cooper-and-callum-stewart-1.2986434
98fm Playlists : http://www.98fm.com/Totally-Irish-playlist-Feb-19th-2017
Happy Magazine (Australia): http://hhhhappy.com/darce-sunset-ep/
Hip-Hop Headquaters (U.S): http://triplehq.com/darce-valhalla-ft-eve-clague-darceyout/
Hip-Hop Zilla: http://hiphopzilla.com/view/post:3100952/Darce-Valhalla-ft-Eve-Clague-DarceYOUT-
Indie Buddie: http://www.indiebuddie.com/tag/darce/
Radio na Life Interview(Irish) https://soundcloud.com/rnl/fios-feasa-agallamh-leis-an-gceoltoir-darce-20-12-2017
Stackd TV: http://stackdtv.com/2017/11/17/artist-spotlight-darce/
Fubar Playlist (April 5/2018): http://fubarradio.com/episodes/frank-turner-vic-santoro-more/