Darren ‘DT8’ Tate is a house / dance / trance producer and DJ born in London, England. He also runs Mondo Records Limited, Angelic Sounds Ltd. and Mondo DJs.
Like many of his fellow DJs, Tate has used a large number of pseudonyms. His first project was a joint effort with Judge Jules in 2000. Together with Jules’s wife, Amanda O’Riordan, they named themselves Angelic. Later the same year, he cut a few tracks under the name Orion. September 2002 saw the return of Tate under the name Jurgen Vries. Since then, he has used the name DT8 and most recently was part of DT8 Project. His most successful track in terms of chart presence came with “The Opera Song”, which featured Charlotte Church, credited on the sleeve as CMC. Several compilations of dance tunes by major record labels have been mixed by Tate and reached the charts. Tate’s first album (released under his own name) was issued in 2006 and titled Horizons 01. The first official DT8 Project album, Perfect World, was released on 1 October 2007. It was a double album, the second containing remixes from other producers.
Tate is also known as a DJ. As well as headlining many events and touring, he hosts the monthly ‘Mondo Sessions’ (with co-host Dale Corderoy) which is syndicated across an international radio station network (including Ministry of Sound Radio, DI.FM, ETN, Rise FM, Fresh FM, KIK FM and others). In addition, he has performed mixing duties on albums such as Beyond Euphoria (MOS), Trance Republic (with John Askew and Agnelli & Nelson) and Mondo Sessions 001 with Mike Koglin.
Tate has also recorded under the name Citizen Caned and now heads Mondo Records, a company which he started in 2000.