Zack Darling is a mashup, bass/dubstep, house, downtempo and reggae DJ from Northern California who is widely known for a diverse and eclectic style of dance music.
Zack is a 2-time winner oF the “Best DJ in the North Bay” award and has shared the stage with artist such as Michael Franti, Slightly Stoopid, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Bassnectar, Metallica, Matisyahu, Rebelution, Phutureprimitive, Delhi 2 Dublin, Kayla Scintilla and countless festival headliner artists and DJs. He’s played at venues such as The Fillmore (SF), Shoreline Amphitheater, Regency Ballroom as well as some of the biggest festivals, concerts and nightclubs around the US West Coast. Most recently Zack’s music has been featured at Enchanted Forest Festival, Symbiosis Gathering, Lightning in a Bottle, Raindance Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, BottleRock Festival, Ecstatic Dance Oakland, Burning Man, Lucidity Festival, Emerald Cup, Northern Nights, Bliss Camp, HushFest, Foreverland and the legendary Skunk Train parties.
His unique style of classic rock & mashup dance floor fusion has built him loyal audiences at festivals, clubs, concerts, living rooms and car stereos. Zack’s DJ career spans over 20 years and began as a 14 year old electro-reggae-punk DJ playing late night sessions on public and pirate radio stations in Northern California. He’s since dropped multi-genre-smackdown dance sets on night clubs and parties large and small in the US and internationally. His mixes are expressions of the alignment between mashups and bass-heavy dance floor beats. Zack’s style of Mashup-meets-Bass-music-fusion allow him to follow all of his passions, old and new, merging Breakbeats, House, Dubstep and Mid-Tempo Hip Hop, with Reggae, New Wave, Folk, Funk, Soul and especially classic Rock favorites – remixed, retooled, repurposed for the dance floor.
Zack continues to feed the flames of the music community through his event production and emcee efforts. For 13 years he was the lead producer of Harmony Festival’s Mystic Beat Lounge Techno-Tribal Dance, After Dark Producer for Harmony Festival, North Bay Burning Man Regional Contact (2005-2011), co-founder of the nightclub event Decadance and resident DJ at the legendary party Juke Joint. Zack is currently a co-producer of Enchanted Forest Festival as well as Ecstatic Dance Sebastopol. He has emceed for Wakarusa Festival, Reggae on the River, Northern Nights and many other large festivals. He produces many of the graphic art, posters and websites for the Northern California concert and festival industry via his Santa Rosa based company, ZDCA Design & Development which also serves as a central point for his event production endeavors.
Zack’s fanbase is loyal and enthusiastic for his positive energy and uplifting tracks that frequently offer the audience the chance to sing their favorite lyrics as they dance.