Consisting of Darren ‘Daz’ Dalton and Martin Roche, Get Down Edits have collectively been DJing for almost half a century. Added to that, the success of their own partnership and label with the release of Get Down Edits vol. 1 – 4, we’ve got a seriously solid pair of DJs and masters of the edit gracing the decks at Versions.
Residents of Waterford in Southern Ireland, the duo started off DJing in the mid-90s with a background of house and deep house. Sharing the decks with national and international acts including Kenny Dope (Masters at Work), DJ Deep (Paris) and DJ Harri (subclub) to name a few. A residency in Waterford club ‘Shakedown’ in 2006 allowed them to explore their style and flair for mixing music; they retained their house music mixing style, whilst incorporating 80s funk, soul, disco and classic electronic music.
It was in 2008 when their ‘Get Down’ residency first began and allowed the duo to further refine their now signature sound to the deep and soulful disco sound that they’re now widely renown for today. As a night in its own right, ‘Get Down’ welcomed stalwarts of the disco and re-edit scene including The Revenge and Greg Wilson.
From their early days, the duo introduced their own edits into their sets to make them exclusive and to enable them to stand out from the rest. This penchant for re-edits now sees them as two of the leading lights in the now huge re-edit scene. When an email came in from Greg Wilson saying that he was getting a great response from their edits, their own label was born. The first release of Get Down Edits Vol. 1 (released in June 2011) sold out within weeks, three further volumes followed, each more successful than the last.
Now to the present day and Get Down Edit tracks are played and loved by the likes of Greg Wilson, Dicky Trisco, The Revenge, Doc Martin and Pete Herbert, and the duo are regulars at festivals both in the UK and overseas, including Glastonbury, Liverpool Disco Festival and the Electric Elephant Festival in Croatia and Defected Croatia.