In 2012 Zack won the North Bay Bohemian’s “Best DJ in the North Bay” award, performed at Shoreline Amphitheater and DJ’d on the Fillmore stage directly after Metallica and Ozzy Osbourne for Metallica’s 30th anniversary celebration. His unique style of 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. His mixes are expressions of the alignment between Mashups and bass-heavy dance floor beats. Zack runs the popular new website www.mashstep.com where fans of this sound explosion can saturate their spirits in bass-heavy dancefloor mashup wompers.
As long time North SF Bay native event producer and DJ, Zack Darling is well known as a highly effective mover and shaker. His DJ career spans over 20 years and began as a teenage electro-punk DJ playing late night sessions on public and pirate radio stations. He’s since been dropping his multi-genre beats on some of the biggest night clubs, parties and festivals in the US and internationally. Zack’s style of Mashup-meets-Bass-music-fusion allows 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. He is the lead producer of the Mystic Beat Lounge Techno-Tribal Dance , Associate Producer of 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. He is one of the emcees for Wakarusa Festival and 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, Zack Darling Creative Associates which also serves as a central point for his event production endeavors.