From humble beginnings in small Welsh nightclubs, to warming up for international artists at the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix after race parties, it’s fair to say Darryl Rees has become one of the UAEs top DJs.
Born in Swansea, UK, Darryl started DJing in bars and clubs across South Wales, before being offered a 5-night a residency at Peppermint Swansea and Cardiff: one the top bars in South Wales. When Darryl wasn’t playing to a dance floor he was on Swansea’s Xtreme Radio, hosting his own show every week.
From bars, clubs and Festivals to performing at the Asia Cup 2019 to 40,000+ people, Darryl has covered it. Darryl was also the creator of one of many events, including the Sunbeatz mega yacht parties and the DiskoTech house music night here in the UAE.
Darryl has warmed up for some of the biggest names in the music industry such as Dash Berlin, R3hab, Bassjackers and supported Rudimental and Fatboy Slim to name a few. Being Flash Entertainment’s go to DJ, Darryl has supported the likes of Lionel Ritchie, Pitbul, Mumford and Sons, Calvin Harris and P!nk at the Abu Dhabi F1 after race concerts.
Now an established and well-respected DJ in the region, Darryl has held residencies at Zero Gravity (Winner of best nightclub, What’s On Dubai Awards and winner of best beach club Timeout Dubai). Candypants and youcan now find him spinning at the lavish Five Palm Jumeirah. What’s more, healso performs for The Holi Festival of Colours and Destination Dawn events, which attracts thousands of people from across the world.
Darryl’s great energy behind the decks keeps the dance floor rocking at all times, taking the crowd on a roller coaster ride through the music he loves. Which is no doubt why he has been nominated for some prestigious awards (Timeout Awards for Abu Dhabi’s Best DJ 2017) and even coming as runner up (against 250 DJs) in the Pioneer Middle East DJ competition.
Darryl is always looking to evolve, so in 2011 he progressed into the video DJing scene, giving an entirely new visual experience for his fans by mixing and playing music videos. He’s got an extensive and ever-growing music video library, ensuring he remains a versatile VDJ with a great passion for House music.
Darryl has undeniable love for music. His obsession to deliver and dedication to his work is why Darryl is where he is today.