TRUE. HOUSE. MUSIC.
Three words that define the style and sound of Darius Syrossian, yet also represent the principles by which he has successfully made his name as a DJ, producer, label boss and radio host at a global level. He is one of the core artists of Steve Lawler’s Viva family and has ticked off every major club and festival in an extensive touring schedule; his production skills have lead to acclaim with labels such Get Physical, Area Remote, 8 Bit, VIVa MUSiC & more, his own imprint Breakout Audio has presided over collaborations with talent such as Kris Wadsworth from Detroit, Julian Chaptal and Pier Bucci, and the VIVa radio show that Darius hosts to thousands each week is now broadcast to over 30 countries.
But those three words have to be repeated. TRUE. HOUSE. MUSIC. As a person that has dedicated more than 15 years to legendary UK vinyl record shops Global Beat and Crash Records, Darius wears his passion for the music on every part of his existence, as only people who do it for the love of the music are able to. Having seen every fad and trend come and then quickly go in the electronic scene, yet never having wavered from his devotion to the groove, it’s with plenty of conviction that Darius’ huge musical knowledge and vast vinyl collection allows him a unique versatility. A DJ in the truest sense, no matter whether that be abyss-deep house or following Detroit techno or playing Detroit techno, the groove will always be there, unwavering as the emblem of his style.
If his ethos is noteworthy, Darius’ achievements are just as distinguished. He has toured the world as a DJ, taking in all continents and including major dance gatherings like Sonar, Miami WMC, Extrema Festival, in early 2012 Dj Sneak chose the Darius Syrossian remix of Hector Couto entitled ‘Creampie’ for his forthcoming FABRIC 62 mix compilation that is due out in march.
this added with the darius syrossian tracks on heidi’s jackathon compilation on get physical, plus his track the 5 years of 8 bit compilation & finally his track on the Cocoon heroes mix, totals 4 tracks in 12 months on various cd compilations.
in 2012 Darius himself is going to be mixing the forthcoming VIVa MUSiC Compilation that will comprise of ONLY exclusive tracks and never released before material from a whole host of top artists including names such as luna city express, ray okpara, chris wadsworth amongst many others and a few tracks from Darius himself.
as a Dj in the last year Darius has made three seperate trips totalling 6 weeks across the Atlantic to spin Stateside, The recent gig at Sonar resulting in him being offered a monthly residency at the renound Sankeys in Manchester.
A main member of Steve Lawler’s VIVa Music family, Darius can point to numerous hits, most recently the massive track entitled ‘Stay up dancing, Get in Monday’ that has led Darius to sit in Resident Advisor’s top 20 most charted artists for March/April 2011, and also his track on Heidi’s ‘Jackathon’ Get Physical compilation where Heidi asked 15 of her favourite producers to make a track for the cd comp, already making big tracks prior to this year a as duo with Nyra, after going solo in 2011 Darius has subsequently expanded his production portfolio to include releases that have featured on three major Compilations in the summer of 2011, his track on the 5 years of 8Bit being one of the best selling on the entire compilation as was his track on Heidi’s Get Physical Jackathon Comp, his release on Area Remote features on the Cocoon heroes compilation too
Connecting all his talents, Darius is also the voice of the bi-weekly VIVa Music Radio show, which is downloaded by thousands of listeners and syndicated across over 30 countries to be broadcast on FM radio, with contributing guests to the show having included Seth Troxler, Stacey Pullen, Guti, Nic Fanciulli, Soul Clap, Boris Werner, Kabale Und Liebe, Lauhaus, Soul Clap, Luna City Express & more.
Ultimately, this is yet another avenue that embraces the philosophy of Darius Syrossian, to always focus on the music,
to always guard the principles of house and always, but always, to remain true. In his own words: ‘ I’m into the scene because I LOVE THE MUSIC, not like some who are into the music because they LOVE THE SCENE. It’s only about the music for me, and that’s all that matters!’