[TMN Resident Artist] Danny Howard talks his first US tour, the competition that changed his life, and what is in store for his 2015

DANNY HOWARD on BPM SIRIUS XM #055 Saturday 13th December 2014

Today I have the pleasure of chatting with our resident artist for the month of December Mr. Danny Howard. We are beyond excited to have this talented producer take over the ninja site and share with us why he is such a name in Europe and why the US better be ready.

TMN: Danny! Hi! First off, thank you so much for agreeing to be our resident artist this month!

DH: It’s an absolute pleasure, thank you for having me on your awesome blog!

TMN: Let me just say welcome, I know you are here on your first North American tour ever which started a week ago in Chicago. How has it been going thus far? Tell us about some of your experiences playing in the states over the past week.

DH: America has really embraced Electronic music over the last few years and that’s reflective of just how incredible the shows have been! All of the cities have been great but New York at Pacha was a particular highlight…One of my favorite clubs to play! I’ve been making an extra effort to experience as much of each city as possible including riding the rollercoaster attached to the New York New York hotel in Vegas, I went up the CN tower in Toronto, Ran the red steps in Times Square, Visited the Hollywood Sign and met some interesting people. I really love it here!!

TMN: Now let’s turn back the tables a bit here to when you were just a little guy. Did you grow up in a musical household at all? Any experience playing instruments or singing at a young age?

DH: My family is not musical so I’m not sure where it comes from but I learned to play the piano when I was 8 years old but gave that up when I was 12 to play soccer. I really wish I kept going but that was my first interest in music. I definitely can’t sing or dance, which is part of the reason I thought it would be safer to stick to DJing.

TMN: Who were some of your favorite artists to listen to when you were younger, let’s say middle school, high school, and college age?

DH: In high school, my best friend and I used to sit and watch the DVD of Tiesto playing the Amsterdam Arena over and over again dreaming of one day being able to do that! It was really the first moment I decided that DJing is something I would love to do. College days were all about Hed Kandi, I really loved the funky house and it became massive in the UK!!! That was my entry level into the scene and then I saw Morillo play… House music became my thing.

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[TMN Resident Artist] Danny Howard wants you to listen to his top 5 songs

Changing things up a bit this month with the usual layout of our Resident Artist write-ups.

Resident Danny Howard couldn’t wait to get us his top five songs at he moment and sent them over early for us to enjoy. He even included one of his recent remixes with DJ Fresh. Five great songs to get your week started and keep you moving and grooving throughout the whole week.

Cedric Gervais – Missing You (DJ Fresh & Danny Howard Remix)
Jauz – Feel The Volume
Chocolate Puma Ft. Kris Kiss – Step Back
Michael Calfan – Treasured Soul
Luca Guerrieri – Harmon
’Cedric Gervais – MissingYou (DJ Fresh & Danny Howard Remix)’
’Jauz – Feel The Volume (Original Mix)’
’Step Back Feat. Kris Kiss (Mixmash)’
’Michael Calfan – Treasured Soul (OUT NOW)’
’Luca Guerrieri – Harmony (Pete Tong – BBC Radio 1 Rip) ‘
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[TMN Resident Artist for December] Danny Howard

Cedric Gervais
MissingYou (DJ Fresh & Danny Howard Remix)

We would like to give a warm US welcome to our Resident Artist for December who is making his debut North America tour starting today in Chicago. Ladies and gentlemen, the highly talented electronic producer Mr. Danny Howard. You may not know this incredible artist very much yet and that’s ok, one of our jobs is to help you to get to know him and his music better. He also has only been around a few years, and in those few years has made some big jumps with his music. It all started in 2011 when he claimed the prize of ‘BBC Radio 1’s Superstar DJ’. Since then he has made a name for himself on the island of Ibiza and taken up many European residencies. Howard currently hosts BBC Radio 1’s ‘Saturday Dance Anthems Show’ and launched a new show with Sirius XM ‘Nothing Else Matters’ that runs every Saturday night. In 2013 he launched his first album ‘Clubbers Guide’ from Ministry of Sound which peaked at #1 on iTunes dance music charts.
The perfect artist to start this winter season off with a bang and some electronic melody madness, we are beyond excited to have this European phenomena take over the ninja website. Welcome Danny, we hope you are ready for an incredible month!

Tour Dates:
Saturday 12/6/2014 TORONTO, ON HOXTON
Monday 12/8/2014 LAS VEGAS, NV MARQUEE
Thursday 12/11/2014 LOS ANGELES, CA LURE
Friday 12/12/2014 SF, CA RUBY SKYE
Saturday 12/13/2014 SEATTLE, WA FOUNDATION

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