Hip Hop
Bantry, County Cork

Since his debut EP ‘Sunset’ Hip-Hop/Pop artist Darce has offered a fresh perspective to the Irish music scene by showcasing his rural upbringing and it’s characters in the form pop/Hip-Hop shattering stereotypes and expectations in the process.

Quotes About Darce:
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 Headquarters (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')

Press For Darce:
Darce's music has received national and international coverage since his debut release in 2017. His music has 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 streams 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 Headquarters (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). 2018 saw Darce release his debut music video for 'Valhalla' with director Mark Holland. The video debuted at the Kino Film Festival in Budapest, Romania and was screened as part of The Festival of Immigration in Helsinki, Finland.

Live Shows:
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.

Notable Shows:
Music Cork Industry Showcase,Cork Ireland 26/04/2018 (Full Band)
Kulak's Woodshed, Los Angeles,USA 07/05/2018 (Acoustic Set)
Tribal Cafe, Los Angeles,USA 09/05/2018 (Acoustic Set)
The Workman's Club, Headline Show, Dublin,Ireland 27/05/2018 (DJ Set)
Firstage, Augmented Reality Livestream, Music Maker Office,Dublin,Ireland 19/06/2018
Garageland,Crane Lane, Cork, Ireland 19/07/2018 (Full Band Set)
Sean Kingston, Opening Act, Cyprus Avenue, Cork, Ireland 19/07/2018 (DJ Set)
Whelan’s Summer Watch, Whelans Dublin,20/07/2018
Hear One Live Session, Dublin Ireland 15/08/2018
Hard Working Class Heroes, Tramline Dublin, 27/09/2018
Le Boom, Support Slot, Cyprus Avenue, Cork 20/10/2018 (DJ Set)
Crowbar Presents: Darce Crowbar, Temple Bar, Dublin, 30/10/2018(Acoustic)
A Night For Eoin in aid of Pieta House, Whelans, Dublin, Ireland 04/11/2018 (Full Band)
Whelan's Ones to Watch 2019, Dublin, Ireland 20/01/2019 (DJ Set)
SOMA Indie Disco w/ A 1000 Beasts and Ghost King is Dead, Cyprus Avenue, 26/01/2019
Example Warm Up and Support w/Sarah Beth and Blkkheart, Cyprus Avenue, 12/02/2019
Wasted Talent Presents, Cafe 1001, London, 28/03/2019
K-Fest, Kilorglin, Co.Kerry 01/06/2019
Fallen Lights Support,Coughlans Live,Cork,14/06/2019
Mother Dublin w/ Jack Rua @ Lost Lane,Dublin, 28/10/2019
Ragfest w/ Jenny Greene, JYellowL and 1000 Beasts Cyrpus Avenue, Cork Ireland, 09/02/2020

Press references about Darce:

Irish Times Culture (Jack Rua Album Review ft Darce):https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/music/jack-rua-narcissus-review-glorious-serious-songs-with-maximum-clout-1.4285456
Hot Press 'New To' section: https://www.hotpress.com/music/new-hot-press-darce-22784572
Joe.ie (Valhalla Video): https://www.joe.ie/music/irish-rapper-new-music-video-immigration-626301
District: http://districtmagazine.ie/darce-explores-his-american-irish-heritage-on-new-the-sunset-ep/
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
Nialler9: http://nialler9.com/8-new-irish-songs-you-should-hear-this-week/
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/
HipHopZilla: http://hiphopzilla.com/view/post:3100952/Darce-Valhalla-ft-Eve-Clague-DarceYOUT-
Fubar Playlist (April 5/2018): http://fubarradio.com/episodes/frank-turner-vic-santoro-more/

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