Since his debut EP “Sunset” Hip-Hop/Pop act Darce has pushed the boundaries of genres and ideals associated with the idyllic countryside of West Cork. His music has seen him appear on Dutch and Brazilian TV, while also being featured by national and international press/radio stations along with playing high profile shows in Ireland and abroad. 2021 saw the former Irish Times and Quarantine FM artist of the week return to his hometown to create his second EP “Rural Wifi'' along releasing collaboration tracks with female producers Jacqueline Kennedy (Queen) and Blakkheart (Vamos:Lo-fi Dreams). Summer 2021 will see the release of his “Genre” project which features two tracks of opposite ends of the musical spectrum, with the aim to highlight that artists are genreless.
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')
-Appearing alongside BlindBoy Boatclub, David McWilliams and a host of notable Irish faces in the Dutch TV documentary ‘Tom’s Ireland’ (NTR/Warner Brothers) showcasing Cork.
-Appearing in and providing music for the Brazilian TV show ‘Mr.Dreamer’’ (Oh Ya/Netflix Brazil)
-The first-ever artist to collaborate with Instagrammers Dublin (@igersDublin) for their new campaign #MusicMonday.
-Darce's music has been placed on editorial playlists such as 'Chilled Pop Hits' 'A Breath of Fresh Éire' 'Cosmic Playlists: Aquarius' 'New Music Friday Sweden' and 'New Music Friday UK' (Five times). Amassing over 150,000 streams online.
-Darce was named ‘Irish Times New Artist of the week’ and featured in Hot Press Magazine’s ‘New To’ section.
- Named Artist of the week by Quarantine FM.
- His collaboration on the track 'Bob Ross' with Will De Burca was named song of the Day #850 by Joe.ie
-Conducted in-studio interviews with Dan Hegarty at 2fm, Radio na Life, Fubar Radio and The London Ear, Red FM and Quarantine FM.
-Darce’s music has been featured by esteemed publications such as The Irish Independent, Golden Plec, Gay Community News, Q reviews, God is in the TV, Hip-Hop Headquarters, Daily Hip-Hop Jamz, District Magazine, Nialler9 , Joe.ie, Happy Magazine, The Evening Echo and Indie Buddie.
-Received consistent airplay from 2fm, Fubar Radio (London), Classic Hits, Spin 103.8, Spin South-West, 98fm, Radio na Life, Red Fm and Beat 102.
-Darce secured his first festival slots playing at K-Fest (Kerry) and RagFest 2020.
-Played a number of shows from Hipster Cafés in Los Angeles and London (Kulak’s Shed, Café 1001) to Music Showcases to Ireland’s top venues numerous times (Whelans, Cyprus Avenue, Lost Lane) to support slots for some of the biggest acts (Sean Kingston, Example, Le Boom). Full list below.
- The first-ever artist of any genre to be streamed in augmented reality in collaboration with music app First Stage.
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:
Joe Song of the Day 'Bob Ross' : https://www.joe.ie/music/song-of-the-day-darce-will-de-burca-bob-ross-685013
Jack Rua 'Rise' ft Darce: https://gcn.ie/jack-rua-electric-new-single-rise-feat-darce-out-now/
Irish Times Culture Jack Rua Album review: https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/music/jack-rua-narcissus-review-glorious-serious-songs-with-maximum-clout-1.4285456
New to Hot press: https://www.hotpress.com/music/new-hot-press-darce-22784572
Jack Rua ft Darce 2fm play:https://2fm.rte.ie/tag/jack-rua-feat-darce/
Dan Hegarty Interview w/Darce & Will De Burca: https://www.rte.ie/radio/radioplayer/html5/?fbclid=IwAR2CqxRvRpAgRat6GTr3fGI8Osr4IJWPkXA3leQ6SGO18X9NI5I4a1nK-3w#/2fm/11103461
The London Ear Interview Darce:https://nessymon.com/the-london-ear-267-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
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/