One of the most respected DJs in the game, Danny Howell’s has been pumping life in clubs since he was a teen in the late 80′s. In ’91 he was ‘discovered’ by John Digweed and spent the next 9 years as Diggers’ opening act at the infamous Bedrock parties at Heaven in London.
One of the original progressive/tech house DJ/producers, Danny is part of a small group of the EDM elite who held a residency at NY’s legendary Twilo. Among the names are Paul van Dyk, Carl Cox, Sven Vath, Steve Lawler, Deep Dish, Sasha & Digweed, DJ Dan, Richie Hawtin, Danny Tenaglia and Junior Vasquez.
Lee Burridge has so much skill behind the decks that he essentially launched the entire club scene in Hong Kong during the mid-90′s. Think about that for a second… When he moved back to the UK in the late 90′s, he began monthly residencies with Sasha and Craig Richards. When a certain new club opened up, Lee and Craig helped establish it as one of the premiere clubs in the London. The name of the club? Fabric!!!
These days Lee is known for his GET WEIRD parties which often last until the sun comes up. His mix compilations are amongst the best and his antics behind the decks are unparalleled. Glow was at his after party on New Year’s this year and it was ridiculous!! He was still going at 8am!!
Clearly you see the school of EDM here. Danny, Lee, Sasha, Digweed, the UK underground. If you close your eyes Thursday night, you may open them to find you’ve been transported to the London underground!!
Danny is one of the few DJs on the scene today that truly has a style of his own. With his passion for all styles of music and infectious personality, Danny has created a unique, eclectic sound that has established him as one of the top DJs in the world. Danny is one of the hardest working and most dedicated individuals in the business with over 16 years experience and a hectic touring schedule that constantly takes him around the world. He’s played in the world’s coolest clubs and held residencies at Arc, Twilo, Renaissance, Home, and Bedrock, so its no coincidence that he’s been placed in DJ Magazine’s top 100 DJs in the world for the last 9 years.
Danny’s most recent compilation was his eclectic selection for the highly acclaimed Choice series on Azuli, which received fantastic reviews worldwide, whilst previously he underwent an intense world tour to promote his addition to the long running Global Underground series, GU27 Miami – having already released a Nu-Breed and a 24/7 mix for the label, Danny was the obvious choice. This adds to Danny’s continually growing back catalogue of mixes for labels such as Renaissance as well as his own Nocturnal Frequencies series.
His mixes have also made waves on the world famous Essential Mix, where his fourth mix aired in early 2007. It’s not just as a DJ where Danny has made a name for himself, he’s also an accomplished producer and remixer. Together with production partner Dick Trevor, the pair have been responsible for many stand out tracks, including the timeless Persuasion/Repercussion on Bedrock Records, Breathe on Renaissance Records (which was re-released on Cr2 with some killer new remixes) and Kinkyfunk on Yoshitoshi Records. They also hit the charts in 2004 with their Miami hit Dusk till Dawn, which was released on Cr2 Records and featured the vocals of Erire.
Danny has also had massive dance-floor success with Deep Dish as “Size DDD” and the Eminem sampling “Nobody listens to techno”. On the remix front Danny and Dick have recently remixed Roachford’s “Ride The Storm”, Madonna’s hit single “Get Together”, Marco Bailey’s “Smooth Driver”, and Destiny’s Child “Soldier”. Previously Danny has remixed artists such as Robbie Williams, David Morales, BT, Chakra, Ashtrax, Coco and Stonebridge and many more, most recently “Waiting For You” by Bent.
Danny has come a long way since his early beginnings Djing at Bedrock in his hometown of Hastings, though his complete love of all music remains the same. Danny is a DJ with a broad musical taste who likes anything from jazz to rock, to pop and anything a bit bizarre. He likes to champion his own special tracks and records that nobody else has latched on to and has a way of combining cutting edge grooves with crowd pleasing dynamics that enable him to connect with his audience making him one of the hottest DJs in the world.
In the decade that has passed since Lee Burridge discovered acid house music, raided the local record shops of Bournemouth and took to the decks, his illustrious DJ career has spanned at least three continents and seen him work alongside some of the England’s most revered DJ’s.
In 1991 the South Coast scene was no match for Lee’s dexterous talents and Hong Kong beckoned with the promise of a residency that would put Hong Kong on the clubbing map. Six years later, the undisputed King of the colony was guesting at most of the big club tour parties in Hong Kong, including Cream, Ministry, Malibu Stacey and Northern Exposure.
In 1993 Lee turned his attentions to the now legendary full moon parties at Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand, with his residency at the back-yard club providing an inspirational alternative to the more standard nights around.
Future projects already promise to launch Lee into the DJing stratosphere and confirm his position as a face to watch on the scene. His residencies at Tyrant, both at The Bomb and Fabric, Golden and Cream continues to provide clubbers with the slick, hard, deep house, trancey, breakbeat sounds they have come to expect from him and his guest appearances at Gatecrasher, Sugarshack, United, Rhumba and Kelly’s Port Rush have introduced his style to club goers all over the country. Last year Lee broadened his DJ diary horizons to take in Thailand, Ireland, South America, Ibiza, Israel and Hong Kong where international club goers have voted with their feet for Lee’s driving progressive style. 2000 will see him play in Greece, Ibiza, the States, Brazil and undertake an Asian tour.
In 1999 Lee honed his studio techniques with the release of his mix CD ‘Metropolis’ (released on Tide), which received the Compilation of The Month thumbs up in Muzik. Future projects in the pipeline include collaborations with Breeder and Hybrid, a break beat track with Andy Page (who previously collaborated with Sasha), and various other remix projects including work for several other labels.
With 1999 already a distant memory, the accolades Lee received – a new entry @ no. 33 in DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJ Poll, Muzik’s DJ Of The Month and Mixmag’s Best Up and Coming DJ, are the perfect platform to consolidate his rise in 2000 with the launch of his monthly Tyrant night with Craig Richards at Fabric and the launch of the Tyrant Compilation series on Distinctive Breaks which will showcase Lee and Craig Richards legendary DJ sets as previously seen at Space in Ibiza and The Bonaparte at the last two Notting Hill Carnivals.
The Tyrant series is set to kick off in May with a series of parties stretching the breadth of the country surrounding the launch dates.