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On the Playlist: DARC - Isis

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Tom Young Tom Young | 14:19 UK time, Tuesday, 13 November 2012

DARC are the latest BBC Introducing artist to be added to the Radio 1 playlist. Isis will be played by Fearne Cotton, Greg James, Scott Mills, Dev and Huw Stephens and you can listen to the track below along with some choice bits of information about the Scottish band.

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Hometown: Edinburgh quartet DARC formed in August 2011 fired by the ambition to channel the energy of an electro dance DJ into a full live band experience.

Style: The band list their influences as, among others, The Prodigy, Modestep and Pendulum, a perfect indication of their bold and surefooted approach. Isis is stacked full of startling layers switching from trance to euphoria as well as showing off a more traditional club anthem vibe, all pulsing with one of the dirtiest basslines this blog has heard for a while.

You need to know: As DJs, the members of DARC have supported Hot Chip, Alex Metric, Foamo and B-Traits.

Supported by: DARC were first noticed by BBC Introducing's Ally McCrae in Scotland with their track Somewhere Else. They've since caught the attention of tastemaking trio Jim Gellatly, Vic Galloway and Huw Stephens.

Find out more: Keep track of DARC on Facebook and Twitter and listen to more tracks from them, including Somewhere Else, on their Soundcloud page.


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