As a Pop Star Package I think it was excellent. Very Good.
— Simon Cowel ~ Pop Idol UK
With a mix of seductive riffs inspired by the music of the Far East - swirled with sexy flavors of Blondie and Madonna - Darja creates a ‘True Paradise’ of sound.
— The Akademia - The Akademia Music Awards
Through Zilos’ single, “Summer Breeze” featuring her scintillating vocals, Darja has shown she is pop music material listeners can instantly fall in love with...Darja has definitely shown she possesses traits of a pop star. She has the tools to push her career upward; the sky is the limit she can surpass
— Trent B Minia ~

Video premiere: Rising multilingual star Darja debuts 'Rise Up'

Darja is a New York-based singer-songwriter hailing from Riga, Latvia. Splitting time between her education and her music career, she appeared on a variety of TV music competitions, including Germany's Popstars and ITV's Pop Idol. During this time, she also began pursuing her solo career, which shows

Daily Dig: Darja

New York based Darja Schabad is a multilingual singer/ songwriter who hails from Riga, Latvia but was raised in both Germany and the UK. Schabad's performance career started at the age of 4 when she was enrolled into The Academy of Rhythmic Gymnastics, where dance and music inspired her to start creating her own music...

darja, "rise up"

Perhaps one of the only positive things people residing in the United States can glean from 2017 is the amount of inspired music that has been created over the past 16 months or so. Not one to be outdone, pop artist Darja has released a compelling and beautiful track titled "Rise Up".

Darja Talks New Track, "Rise Up" + More!

We caught up with NY-based artist, Darja, to get the inside scoop on all she's been up to! Hailing from Riga, Latvia and raised in Germany and the UK, the multilingual singer/songwriter is making a splash in the international music scene with her new single, " Rise Up."

Your EDM Premiere: Darja - Rise Up | Your EDM

As someone who began listening to electronic music with Pendulum, The Prodigy and Rusko, my tastes have always skewed toward heavier bass. But lately, I've found myself with a particular penchant for pop - maybe it's because EDM is becoming so pervasive in pop, or maybe it's because I'm getting older and I can't quite headbang like I used to, who really knows...

Darja "Rise Up" | | Elite Muzik

Based in New York singer-songwriter Darja, has been working hard on her craft for years, making waves on both the international pop & EDM music scenes. Between working on her musical craft and schooling , Darja appeared on TV music competitions, such as Germany's Popstars in 2001 and ITV's Pop Idol, based in the UK.

Darja - Rise up (audio)

Darja is a pop/EDM/House singer-songwriter originally from Riga, Latvia and raised in Germany and the UK. She first appeared to the big audience during the second season of German reality TV Show Popstars in the year of 2001. This took her to partecipate of a second music competition: X Factor UK in 2003.


Darja was raised in Germany and the UK and gained notoriety on a German reality show called Popstars. She moved to New York in 2007 to pursue an Acting Degree at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Since graduating she has been working in every facet of the entertainment industry from film to TV to music.

EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Darja

by Laura Klonowski Darja is a multi-lingual singer/songwriter based in New York who was born in Riga, Latvia and raised in Germany and she has now released her brand new single ' Rise Up '. Here we speak exclusively to the rising star about her musical inspirations, dream collaborations, new music, and much, much more; Did you enjoy our exclusive interview with Darja?


Hi Darja, welcome to VENTS! How have you been? Hey hey I am great! Thank you for having me! Can you talk to us more about your upcoming single "Rise Up"? I am extremely excited about releasing "Rise Up" because this song came to me from the depths of my soul.

Darja Premieres New Song "Rise Up" on SoundCloud

New York-based Germany and the UK singer-songwriter Darja has delivered a new song "Rise Up" via streaming music services.

Please welcome my Special Guest Darja Schabad Singer/Song Writer. Stay tuned for this rising star's upcoming music video, which will be featuring Darja and an impeccable cast of the most talented artists and performers playing with fire - quite literally!