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 33)
Origin Marshfield, Missouri
Genres Electronica, Christian Rock, Alternative, Indie, Pop, Rock, Ambient
Instruments Drums, Guitar, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Years active 2002–resent
Labels Teleprompt
Warner Bros.
Associated acts Mutemath
Sucré (band)
Website mutemath.com

Darren Charles King (born June 25, 1982) is the drummer for the band Mutemath.[1] He also played drums for the New Orleans-based Christian rock band Earthsuit for a short time.[2] King is well known for intense drum beats that showcase a vast amount of energy.[citation needed] In concert he is often seen wearing a pair of headphones gaffer-taped to his head for foldback, which has been previously done by The Who drummer, Keith Moon.[3]

King grew up in the small town of Marshfield, Missouri. On July 24, 2010, he married Stacy DuPree, vocalist and keyboardist of Eisley.[citation needed] They have one daughter named Scarlett who was born two hours after King returned from a show in Baton Rouge.[citation needed]

On the 27th of October 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".


  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/

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