It’s not been a quiet, relaxing summer for Danny Howard between gearing the nation up for the weekend every Saturday night on his weekly BBC Radio 1 show, racking up thousands of air miles flying between Ibiza and Mallorca for his residencies at the legendary Pacha and BCM, and dropping his second album – the Ibiza-inspired BBC Radio 1 Dance Anthems Ibiza which soared into the iTunes dance chart at #1 – Danny has not stopped. Throw into the mix, a Beatport top 10 release with “Vargo”, the progressive electro hybrid with Arctic counterparts, Futuristic Polar Bears and you’ve got what sounds like the ultimate summer.
Thankfully for the ravers among us, Howard hasn’t taken time out. Instead he’s flexed his production muscles in the studio on a trio of exciting remixes that’ll serve to fill the void while we wait for that follow-up to “Vargo” on Spinnin’ in October. Danny takes the bass-heavy vibes of Fedde Le Grand’s “Twisted” and stamps his distinctive flavour all over it making it a true-to-form dancefloor banger. The original track, which Howard premiered on his BBC Radio 1 show drummed up support from industry heavyweights such Hardwell, David Guetta, Fatboy Slim and Pete Tong.
Looking into the future, there’s a couple of heavy duty remixes of Afrojack’s “Dynamite” featuring Snoop Dogg and Jakob Liedholme’s “Nea” to look forward to, that prove Danny’s more than worth his salt as producer who can stamp his unique mark on any track. The summer’s far from over for Danny Howard with a set at one of the biggest events in the UK dance calendar MINT Festival, to look forward to, and a set at Bestival on the 5th of September, plus his week in, week out Pacha residency right up until 4th October. It’s been his busiest few months and it doesn’t look like it’s slowing down anytime soon.
Fedde Le Grand – “Twisted (Danny Howard Remix)”:
Afrojack featuring Snoop Dogg – “Dynamite (Danny Howard Remix)”: