Danny Howard presents the first of his curated Fire Beats EPs on his new label, Nothing Else Matters. The EP features 4 tracks selected by Danny, from a selection of up and coming and more established artists. Stream full EP here
First up is Solardo with the high energy ‘Pumped On Acid’. The Manchester duo’s rise over the past year has been rapid, with key festival appearances at the likes of Groovefest and Secret Garden Party. Over the rest of the year they’re slated to appear at the likes of Yousef’s Circus nights, Steve Lawler’s Ibiza residency Warriors, Bugged Out!, and Elrow’s halloween fiesta at The Warehouse Project.
Armed with a powerful stomping bassline, the percussion filled ‘Play Me’ comes courtesy of Siege. the Belgian up comer has already had releases on the likes of Spinnin’, and has performed at the likes of Balaton Sound and Tomorrowland so far this summer.
Abode resident Alexis Raphael contributes the grooving ‘James’ to the EP; having previously released on the likes of Hot Creations, Leftroom, Get Physical and Madtech, the Londoner’s productions are informed by his time as a resident DJ at such legendary locations as The Cross, Bagley’s and The Warehouse Project.
Unorthodox’s ‘Thundered’ rounds off the EP. The upcoming artist’s studio credentials are respected, as he’s written and mixed for a whole range of artists, including the like of Todd Terry, The Disciples, Secondcity and Alex Mills with labels ranging from Toolroom Records, Lou Lou Records, Cuff Recordings and Sony to name but a few.
The Fire Beats Vol. 1 EP is a strong offering, showing the kind of sounds that Danny explores in his DJ sets at the world class clubs and festivals of the world.