It was a crushing blow to FM Radio in Detroit, and music fans alike where Darren left town for the West Coast. In the years that followed, there were many shows inspired by Big Sonic Heaven, including Aural Bliss on Auralgasms Radio, Sonic Bliss on Q101/107.1 FM and Star Sail on WXOU. There were local club nights like Atmosphere, Sugar Hiccup, Big Sonic Sunday and more recently, WOW Wednesdays at Gracies Underground and Happy Endings at Berkley Front. All of these shows and events attempted to carry the torch of underground music to the people as Darren did during those 8 years.
Darren continued his Big Sonic Heaven broadcasts for Indie 103.1 in LA until October 2008. His fans in LA and Detroit have wondered what was next...and now we know!.
Darren is bringing Big Sonic Heaven to Strangeways Radio! The station, launched July 18, is currently broadcasting 24/7 and compiling an impressive list of cutting edge and influential talent, including Zumby and Mikeylove (formerly of Aural Bliss) and Nathaniel Cramp of the successful UK Shoegaze label/club night, Sonic Cathedral. Adding Darren to the stable, is quite a coup for all involved. More DJs and shows are being announced seemingly weekly, with some more exciting forthcoming names from the Detroit DJ scene.