Sunday, September 12, 2010

Set Sunday - Danny Howells Live at Fuse Belgium 2002

This week's Set Sunday selection comes from one of my long time favorites in the progressive house world, Danny Howells.  The recording has particular sentimental value for me since it's from the day before I saw him perform at Arc in Manhattan in 2002, so much of the track selection is the same between the two performances.

Danny has a way of constructing a mix set that takes the best from the relentless rhythms characterized by the genre, but without taking himself too seriously in the process.  His stage presence is large, and he doesn't shy away from dancing around behind the turntables between mixes.  The guy likes to have fun, and that spirit clearly colors his track selections.

Two of my favorite memories of Danny Howells come from 2003.  The first was the release of his Global Underground 24:7 album.  The two CDs of this album probably accounted for 75% of the music played in my CD player that summer, and still hold a permanent place on my iPhone & iPods to this day.  The second memory comes from November of that year, when Danny Howells celebrated his birthday at the House of Blues in the French Quarter of New Orleans.  He had clearly enjoyed Bourbon Street a bit too much earlier in the day, but he conceded as much on the microphone, and ended up having a local DJ play his records while he came and danced on the dance floor with the audience.  No one seemed to mind, and I think we all had a lot more fun for the occasion.

Danny Howells - Live at Fuse 2002-12-20
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01 - Echomen - Perpetual
02 - Tony Senghore - What Is It/What It Is
03 - Fab Four - Last Night A DJ Blew My Mind (Different Gear Remix)
04 - Prassay - Krvsin
05 - Jas - Soul Doing Dishes (Luke Fair Remix)
06 - ID
07 - Eclipse - Take Me Down (Bini & Martini?? Mix)
08 - Procut - Feels So Right (MAS Collective Remix)
09 - Astrom - Deep
10 - Richard K - The Rhythm Inside (original)
11 - ID
12 - JF Sebastian - Burden (Junior Vasquez Remix)
13 - Matthew Dekay - Passion
14 - Groove Armada - Lovebox (Justin Sloe Re-Edit)
15 - Macmillan & Tab - Shake it
16 - Plastika - Absolute Plastika
17 - ID
18 - The Ones - Superstar (Smith & Selway Remix)
19 - Futureshock - 'Late At Night'
20 - ID
21 - ID
22 - ID
23 - Chab - The Dub Sessions (Smith & Selway Remix)
24 - Marco Bailey - The Challenger (rmxs)
25 - DDD - Nobody Listens Techno (dub)
26 - DDD - Nobody Listens Techno (sample eminem)
27 - ID
28 - ID

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