Do Not Sleep head honcho Darius Syrossian set to return to Australia this November

Darius Syrossian has cemented his place as one of the dance elite after a life-long commitment to house and techno which has seen him touch every major club and festival on Earth. His workaholic attitude has lead to him hosting his own parties, running his own label and hosting a monthly radio show – all of which fall under the Do Not Sleep banner.

“It’s all house and techno and I’m not interested in fads”: Darius is famous for keeping it real. Passionate and outspoken, his productions and performances support his extroverted attitude. Amongst a busy touring schedule, the past twelve months saw Darius compile an Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1, and receive two nominations in the ‘Best Of British’ awards. Recent works include the inclusion of his ‘What Is Life’ single on Circus Recordings’ new compilation (alongside acts like Sasha, Steve Lawler and Carl Cox), as well as an EP on WoW! Recordings, Moxy! and more…

“It’s all house and techno and I’m not interested fads”, these words not only define the style and sound of Darius Syrossian, but 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.

Among a busy touring schedule, last year Darius took his Do Not Sleep party to Space Ibiza where he held a weekly residency, he also delivered a compilation for the esteemed Balance series and even put together an Essential Mix for Radio 1.

As a true workaholic, Darius Syrossian has been living and breathing, playing and producing house music for all of his adult life. Having served 14 years in a record shop, he has the grass roots knowledge and understanding that has helped him rise to the very top of the global pile. Having played gigs at every major club and festival in every continent, he has also produced and released music on a whole host of the biggest record labels out there, with his most recent work in 2016 appearing on taste making labels such as Mobilee sister label Leena, Material, Swiss label Definition:Music as well as releasing his huge track ‘Funkflex’ on vinyl only label Rimming Records as an unnamed artist. Also, lets not forget his productions on his own Do Not Sleep imprint that is releasing music on both vinyl and digital.

Passionate and refreshingly outspoken, Darius makes and plays music that is just as impressive as his manor. He’s a DJ Mag ‘Best of British’ award winner who has helped establish Ibiza parties with influential residences for Viva Warriors and Tribal Sessions and last year also saw the birth of his Do Not Sleep party which has now grown to become a record label and monthly radio show.

For Darius, the radio show, touring the world, his producing and remixing – all of it embraces the philosophy that he always remains focused on the music and to guard the principles of house and techno but most importantly, to remain true to his beliefs. In his own words:

“I’m into the scene because I love the music, not like a lot of people who are into the music because they love the scene. It’s only about the music for me, and that’s all that matters!?”

Tour Dates

Thursday 2nd November: Electric Rush, Queenstown
Friday 3rd November: Rawsum & Frequency Presents @ Brown Alley, Melbourne
Saturday 4th November: Global Underground @ The Greenwood, Sydney
Sunday 5th November: Habitat Garden Party @ The Court Hotel, Perth


Damion Pell
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Loves long walks along the beach, holding hands and romantic 80's power ballads, partial to electronic music and likes to make the odd mix or two.