From Blackpool DJ to Radio 1 superstar, Danny Howard’s journey has seen him go from debt ridden student to global superstar in a matter of 14 months. Travelling the world, he plays the music he loves in some of the biggest clubs and with some of the biggest names. I caught up with the man who brings a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘life can change in an instance’.
For many Pete Tong is an idol. Instantly recognisable. Whether you’re seven, forty seven or seventy seven – if you’ve dabbled in the sounds of electronic dance music you’re guaranteed to have heard his name.
The world of EDM – or electronic dance music to the uninitiated or un-American – is at war. In the last few months several spats have erupted between wildly popular mainstream electronic artists and their apparently slightly bitter underground counterparts.
Last week, at Amsterdam’s huge ADE event, producer-turned-popstar David Guetta was crowned the world’s number one DJ at the DJ Top 100 Awards. In the previous four years trance superstar Armin Van Burren took the title but this year marked a change in the results.
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