Darren James Mew (born 23 May 1975), better known by his stage name Darren Styles, is a British record producer, DJ and singer-songwriter from Colchester, England. Originally a member of the breakbeat hardcore group DJ Force & The Evolution, Darren found considerable success during the 1990s as one half of Force & Styles. The duo were among the pioneers of happy hardcore and wrote several well-known songs together, such as "Heart of Gold", "Pretty Green Eyes" and "Paradise & Dreams".
In the early 2000s, Darren Styles began producing more trance-influenced records with Mark Brady as Styles & Breeze, possibly inspired by the 21st century rave scene. The duo released two hit singles "You're Shining" (2004) and "Heartbeatz" (2005) which both reached the Top 20 of the UK Singles Chart. They have been involved in all volumes of the popular Clubland X-Treme Hardcore compilation series.
As a solo artist Darren Styles has released two studio albums so far, the Gold-selling Skydivin' (2008) and Feel the Pressure (2010). He has also frequently collaborated with several other artists such as Hixxy, Ultrabeat and N-Force.