Words by Lily Mercer
South London’s Darq E Freaker is not your average Grime producer. Working with Footsie, Tempa T, Big Narstie, Lady Chann and Fool’s Gold rapper Danny Brown, this 24-year old has built a cult following in just three years.
Primarily considered a creator of Grime beats, Darq E has built his name with a new sound using intricate melodies set to a heavy bassline. Subtle elements of UK Garage make Darq E’s sound uplifting and positive. About his music, he says: “I come from the Grime scene, that’s where my music first got played. I feel comfortable enough to say I make my own genre of music. I haven’t even got a name for it, but I made it.” Gilles Peterson coins his sound Chronic Grime.