Charlie Darker may be relatively new to the game, but he’s already gained the support of heavyweights Wolfgang Gartner, Diplo, Porter Robinson and Lazy Rich. And with that kind of backing, you know this guy is the real deal. So who is he? Charlie Darker is a 20 year old producer out of Canada who quickly rose from a Hypem sensation to a Beatport chart-topper, and he shows no signs of slowing down.
His most recent studio endeavor comes in the form of a hard-hitting two-track EP that harnesses the powerful melodic stylings of Big Room House with the raw grittiness of distortion-fueled Electro. Commencing with “Atlantic” and its club-ready anthemic lead, Darker quickly shifts the track into first gear, slamming it into a furious rumble of energetic bass with a world-class drop. Powerful and distortion-heavy, the raw energy in Darker’s sound stays melodic and yet its sheer roughness is unparalleled.
Collaborating with Canadian HypeM sensation Love Thy Brother on “Pacific”, the young talent offers a markedly different approach to the peak-time banger. A smoothly polished harmony with a tranquil buildup sets the stage for blistering progressive chord play on this Big Room cut.
Atlantic/Pacific EP is out now on Beatport on Wolfgang Gartner’s Kindergarten Records, so show the man some love!