At the helm of REEF, Canada-born Berlin-based DJ and label-owner Darwin has been responsible for bringing the bleeding-edge of UK soundsystem music to techno’s capital city.
Darwin founded REEF in 2014: a semi-regular party with a laser focus on UK club music responsible for bringing the likes of Pinch, Kode9, and Objekt for 24-hour raves that join the dots between techno, dub, and breakbeat. Hosted at the sadly now defunct Griessmuehle, REEF found a new home at the world’s most infamous club, Berghain, where Darwin will host a full takeover of the club 4 times a year. In 2020 she was also welcomed as a resident of one of London’s best clubs, The Pickle Factory.
Darwin also channels her avidity for UK-centric sounds into her label SPE:C, which to date has released a series of steely EPs from Bristolian producers Decka and Trans A.M, Significant Other, Sepehr and more.