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.
In 2017 Darce released his debut EP 'Sunset' and it has been featured on blogs across the world including Ambrosia For Heads,District and The Irish Times via Nialler9. He has been played on esteemed radio stations such as 2fm,98fm, Cool Hype Radio (Chicago) and Fubar (London).
Darce returned with his single 'Valhalla' which was listed as ‘one of Nialler9’s Irish tracks you should hear this week (15/11/2017) and got it’s UK radio debut on Fubar Radio (16/11/2017) along with it’s first Irish play on 98fm’s Totally Irish (19/11/2017)
In 2018 Darce released 'Who You Loving Now' which featured on Nialler9,Fubar Radio and Indie Buddie to name a few. The video for his track for 'Valhalla' was also released in collaboration with director Mark Holland. The video debuted at the Kino Film Festival in Budapest, Hungary and was showcased at The Festival of Immigration in Helsinki,Finland while being well received by Irish media as well. Darce then performed at Music Cork's Artist Showcase and became the first artist ever to be Live Streamed in Augmented Reality with the Fistage Application. Which you can see here: http://www.firstage.com/. In July 2018 he opened up for Sean Kingston, played Garageland series at Crane Lane and played Whelans Summer Watch Festival.
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/