Darren King

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Darren King
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King performing in Portland, Oregon in 2009
Background information
Born (1982-06-25) June 25, 1982 (age 36)
Origin Marshfield, Missouri
Genres
Occupation(s) Musician, drummer, multi-instrumentalist
Instruments
Years active 2002–Present
Labels Teleprompt
Warner Bros.
Associated acts

Darren Charles King (born June 25, 1982) is an American drummer and percussionist, best known for his association with the band Mutemath until his permanent departure in August 2017.[1] He also played drums for the New Orleans-based Christian rock band Earthsuit for a short time.[2] In concert he is often seen wearing a pair of headphones gaffer-taped to his head for foldback, something previously done by The Who drummer, Keith Moon.[3] King grew up in the small town of Marshfield, Missouri.

On October 27, 2010 Switchfoot's Song "Yet" was released for free download as a remix by Darren King.[4] He also remixed Hillsong United's "Love is War" which was released on their White Album (the remix project) in 2014.

King played additional instrumentation on the Kanye West and Travis Scott collaboration "Piss on Your Grave" which was released on Scott's debut album Rodeo (2015), as well as on another Kanye West song, "Real Friends".

King was heavily involved in the creation of Say Anything's seventh LP, I Don't Think It Is. His brother-in-law Max Bemis says that King "[collaborated] fully on its production and creation."[5]

On July 24, 2010, he married Stacy DuPree, vocalist and keyboardist of Eisley.[citation needed] The couple have two daughters; Scarlett, who was born in October 2012, two hours after King returned from a show in Baton Rouge, and Solènne, born in October 2016.[citation needed]

On August 8, 2017 Paul Meany announced that Darren King had left Mutemath and would not be accompanying Mutemath on the Play Dead Live Tour.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mason, Stewart. "Biography: Mutemath". Allmusic. Retrieved 11 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Jesus Freak Hideout Music News: January 2003". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved January 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ Colurso, Mary. "For Mute Math, big breakthrough comes with cuts and bruises". The Birmingham News. Retrieved 17 October 2011. 
  4. ^ http://www.switchfoot.com/form/yet-remix-download/
  5. ^ http://www.sayanythingmusic.com/
  6. ^ Meany, Paul. "A Statement From Paul Meany" Message to newsletter subscribers. 8 Aug 2017. Email.

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