I spend my life working with music, I play bass professionally and produce music for artists around the world! I can use this love and passion to work on your project and deliver you the product that you want! I can work with you from the first stages of production to finalisation and mastering to make your music consumer ready!
A classically trained musician with a 1st class degree in composition, function bass player with over 9 years of sound engineering experience and a 2019 LA film festival award nomination.
I have the toolset to make your music STAND OUT FROM THE REST!
I worked with a wide array of artists, from the Welsh Symphonic Orchestra to the Irish folk powerhouse Lynched to underground artists such as Derrick Dukura and Qariaq.
This has given me a varied experience and an ear that isn't blinkered in one particular genre.
I am also in several bands playing across Bristol and the UK including the turbo Jazz band Hexcut and the improv powered electronic duo Venstra.
That being said my passion is big golden area hip hop beats and the highly polished production that come along with it.
I have honed my craft working with local Bristol artists and creating bespoke beats for them to flow to.
I always deliver promptly and to the specification of the request.
So go on and test me! And I'll show you why I do what I do!
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
7 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Darken
I've had the pleasure of working with Darken on a couple of projects now. He is extremely talented, detail oriented and professional!
If you want a high quality, top notch music look no further.
Darken did an excellent job and exactly what I wanted him to do, breathed life into my song! His communication, commitment, and attention to detail are like no other. You can trust he will take care of your song. I will be back for more!
Darken.Sounds is an absolute legend 🔥 he met all my needs and his talent for music production is remarkable. I so so so recommend him. He is awesome and kind and respectful and he is a decent bloke! If you are here now looking for someone then look no further as darken is the man for your project!!! 🔥 thank you again bro
Great Musician, prompt, efficient and highly. responsive.
Executed project with professionalism and sensitivity.
Chris was AMAZING to work with!! He exceeded all of my expectations and went above and BEYOND what our original job said. He made sure I was pleased with the end product and put his all into it. He recommended things for my song and I could tell he truly cared about my end product and not just the money. This was my first experience on SoundBetter and I couldn't have imagined a better person to work with. He was flexible, time-sensitive, great at communication, and truly excellent in his craft!!
Darken is awesome mixer, he's create and always has ideas to improve the oversall sound quality. He's a good guy to work with and I would definitely recommend him for your projects.
Darken is cool, nice vibe, he really enhanced the composition and sound from technical perspective. Liked working with him.
Interview with Darken
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Think about what you're trying to achieve with a peace of music. Be it in emotional terms, technical terms or sonic terms. Have a main goal or point and try and make it shine.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: No particular genre, I have very varied work mainly from grassroots artists.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: What ever that song needs
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Quick and effective
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: A simple set up with good quality gear and an acoustically adjusted room to work within. Simple but effective.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: All of them, anyone in the struggle is a source of inspiration to me. But for a more specific answer those I play music with and the greats of production like Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Lord Finesse, Dilla, Large Pro and many other greats.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Production and mix work. Either adding new elements to existing music or bringing out the best in others work with my mixing and mastering skill set and specialist gear.