It all started around 22 years ago. As two young music enthusiasts, me and Darren Zammit (second half of Auralbots) walked into our usual record shop to purchase some of the latest vinyl. While digging through the wax we overheard the shop owner mentioning he’d like someone to record a mix for his shop, ‘For some promo’ he said. We immediately jumped on the bandwagon, got our hands dirty and put together what we thought to be a good mix. It’s funny how things happen in life as this mix made an immediate impact and took off like a rocket. We had made a name for ourselves – the first breakthrough. This resulted in many gigs and many goodnights were we would play a dj set, always focusing on good, solid techno music. A style which I still play wholeheartedly as a dj till this very day.
I won’t bore you with a long story but it was from here that things started, my friend Darren had been putting together a studio bit by bit and I used to go round to his place and we’d do stuff on a trial-and-error basis (same rule applies for me today). In 2003 we managed to put an album together, Homegrown Frequencies under the same moniker Auralbots. The then very popular sound of techno-electro was at its peak and our efforts were very well received on a local scale.
Few years down the line and things have changed, Darren is now happily married and I have been working hard in the studio, releasing music under my own name – Darren Borg. My influences have also changed and this is probably reflected in my music. It’s been almost 10 years (at the time of writing this) and what merely started as a hobby is now a very important part of my life, my escape from the chaos and confusion the world is infected with. I describe my music as timeless yet continuous. I never plan out on how to make a tune or what to do, as mentioned above it’s all trial and error. Then when something sounds good I just take it from there and see what happens.
I never set myself big plans so you’ll have to excuse me for not writing a plans-for-the-future section. I hope you enjoy my music, I hope you see it in a different way than I do and I hope you relate to it in your own way. After all, that is the beauty of art – it is subjective.