Presenter, producer, tastemaker, influencer and all-around champion of electronic music: welcome to the ever-spinning world of Danny Howard. Now, an established presenter on BBC Radio 1 (amassing more than a million listeners every Saturday afternoon), he’s out to widen his dance music net, both online with his own music and in the physical sense, making waves in the ever-growing sea of electronic music and DJs. Danny Howard broad knowledge of the scene is the reason he’s well respected as one of the world’s leading dance music broadcasters. Danny Howard has gained props from the likes of Calvin Harris and Eric Prydz to Dusky and Nic Fanciulli. It’s not easy making all these plates spin, but it’s something he’s determined to do.
Following his discovery through a Radio 1 talent search, which led to him opening the iconic Radio 1 Ibiza Weekend in 2011, Danny Howard has become an influential Presenter, Producer, and all-round champion of electronic music. Well-respected as one of the world’s leading dance music DJs, he’s had a hand in supporting the early careers of global superstars such as Martin Garrix, Duke Dumont and Rudimental, and gained props from all across the scene; from Eric Prydz to Calvin Harris, Dusky, and Gorgon City. Danny Howard presented Radio 1’s Dance Anthems for more than five years before joining Pete Tong and Annie Mac on the legendary Friday night dance line-up. Expect the best in house and underground dance music: “a true reflection of what I play out when I DJ. Expect back-to-back fire for two hours!”
“I always wanted to be a tastemaker and influencer and help lead the way in shaping UK dance worldwide,” says Danny. Danny’s ethos across the board is simple: whether it’s on the radio, at a festival or via a record he’s supporting, the same spirit and energy go into everything. Some of the music you’ll know, and some will be brand new to you- but that’s precisely the point. Indeed, the music he supports is seeing him move into stronger line-ups both at home and overseas.