Daren Dubwise

If it’s music-related, you can be certain that Syndicate co-founder, Darren Dubwise has done it.

The focus on bass has been the constant in the Darren Dubwise sound from the very beginning. With a solid foundation in drum n’ bass and inspired by his extensive music collection, his sets and selections feature a plethora of genres from house, garage, dancehall, dubstep, glitch hop and everything in between.

But more than just a transmitter of music, Darren has been a trendsetter and innovator in the Singapore electronic music scene for more than a decade – co-founding drum n’ bass portals Exitmusik.com and Kondense in the mid-noughties, then audio-visual collective Syndicate and the international analog community #VinyloftheDay that now boasts more than 40,000 fans on its Facebook page.

DUBWISE was a night dedicated to the Jamaican sound system culture, conceived with DJ Castro in 2006. The result was a hybrid of reggae, dub, grime and UK garage, which earned the duo prime slots at the Singapore leg of major festivals Good Vibrations, ZoukOut and Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Festival.

Following his stints in music journalism, management and consultancy, Darren currently manages press and marketing for international artists like CHVRCHES when they embark on tours in Asia.