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DJ DANNY RAMPLING

DJ Danny Rampling
Danny Rampling was one of the first super star DJ luminaries in the electronic music scene, remains a true pioneer, and a visionary in the global dance arena.
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Through his legendary Acid House club Shoom in the 1980s, Radio shows at Kiss FM, and his Saturday night residency for his Love Groove Dance Party at BBC Radio 1 Radio, Danny Rampling was a major catalyst that helped to shape the UK dance scene right from the early days in the late 1980’s, and is widely recognised as a founding father of the UK Dance scene.

Danny Rampling has sold over a million compilation albums making him a household name, and has picked up many awards as well as regularly being on TV documentaries for National Geographic, the BBC, Channel 4, and MTV, Sky TV’s The Agony & the Ecstasy Spanning 30 years, BBC 4’s ‘How Dance Music Conquered The World’ documentary series. Danny Rampling is regularly featured and respected for his unrivalled music knowledge, expertise and continued influence on Dance Music culture.

Danny Rampling’s legendary DJ residences at places in Ibiza at Pacha, Amnesia, and Privilege, has cemented him into the White Isle’s history books, and continues to tour the world with his unique blend of classic and new wave House, Acid, and Techno. Ever since getting the accolade of Number #1 DJ in DJ Mag’s first ever poll, Danny Rampling continues to be at the forefront of the music scene.

2019 has been a jam packed year full of touring all around the UK, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Mallorca, Ibiza, Holland, and festivals Milkshake in Amsterdam, Clockwork Orange in Ibiza, EH1 Festival in Glasgow, Cream, Vocal Booth Weekender in Alicante, Ministry of Sound, Cool Britannia in Knebworth, Carfest for BBC Children In Need, K2 Festival in Wales, Shoom at Paradiso Amsterdam NYE, Shoom in Brighton, 90’s Fest, Cleethorpes Gathering, to name a few.

New studio collaborations in 2019 saw Danny Rampling team up with Todd Terry on ‘Underground World’ on In House records, with vocal spoken word from Danny himself talking about the Ibiza spirit, hit the charts in the summer.

Partnering up with the legendary Acid House don Klaus Blatter and leading producer Steve Mac on the single ‘Space Girl’, released on Rob Dan Banks imprint Sunday Best, in the latter half of 2019 helped kick start Klaus’ rise back into the dance music world, and is featured on Klaus Blatters’ album.

More studio creations in the form of a joint project with producer Aidan Lavelle is being finalised. As well as a Shoom Compilation on UK based record label CR2 Records, who was also behind Danny Rampling’s best selling and much  loved Live and Direct CD album in 2005, will also be forthcoming in spring 2020.

Shoom, his Acid House club brand from the 80’s, reignited in 2012 and and since featured legendary acts like Derrick May, Leftfield, Tony Humphries, Dj Pierre, and Inner City Live performing alongside new wave up and coming artists like Jay Lumen, Saytek Live, Analog Kitchen and ILONA. 

Shoom is touring worldwide in clubs like Paradiso in Amsterdam, and landmark events in London at the iconic London Eye, Bankside Vaults, and Electric Brixton, have gained much recognition and features from Mix Mag, DJ Mag, Rolling Stone ,The Guardian, ID Magazine and GQ Magazine, to coverage on BBC’s Newsnight for the 30th anniversary.  State of the art visuals, interactive tech, and collaborating with VR/ AR artists such as Goldsmiths’ College Professor William Latham, providing experiences never before seen in clubland.

‘Rave’ will be on our screens soon in form of a TV film series that is written by award-winning screenwriter Irvine Welsh, who wrote Trainspotting. Telling the story of the birth of Acid House and Rave, it is loosely based around Danny Rampling, Nicky Holloway, and Paul Oakenfold.  It will chronicle the beginnings of the rave movement, from the trio’s fateful Ibiza trip in 1987, to the second Summer of Love from 1988-1989.

Danny has previously written a best selling book ’’ Everything You Need To Know About DJing & Success’ and runs his own Music Consultancy business for film soundtracks and fashion show music. Danny Rampling was appointed as a member of the Mayor of London music committee as a voluntary consultant.

Not far from the original Shoom location in Southwark, a graffiti mural popped up of Danny Rampling celebrating Shoom by graffiti Artist Trafford Parsons, and the Saatchi Gallery’s Sweet Harmony: Rave exhibit cataloguing the impact that Dance music, featured many pictures of the club Danny started and his the significance on his part on developing Youth Culture.

A collaboration between Art studio Graff.io Danny Rampling & Made by Analogue has realised special limited edition Shoom concept retrospective graphic art prints, and have a range limited edition Organic cotton T Shirts featuring the iconic flyers and logo, cementing the significance and importance of the Shoom brand.

Awards:

The World’s Number #1 DJ – DJ Magazine – 1991

Best Radio DJ – DMC Awards – 1992

Nominated: ‘Best Radio DJ’-Music Magazine Awards – 1990

Outstanding Contribution award -Muzik Magazine Awards -1998

Outstanding Achievement’ Award- Ibiza DJ Awards – 2000

Best Overseas Radio Show Award – 2000

Dirty Dozen Award – USA – 2001

Best Radio Radio’ Award-  Ibiza DJ Awards – 2001

Lifetime Achievement’ Award – Ibiza DJ Awards – 2005

Nominated: ‘Lifetime Achievement’ – DJ Mag Best of British Awards – 2013

Nominated : Soldier of the Scene ‘ Dj Mag – Best of British awards – 2017

#5 ‘ Top 50 Dj’s of All Time’ online vote – Iconic Underground Magazine- 2019

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21st June 2025

After careful consideration, we have decided that the next Music Festival will be in 2025 on Saturday 21st June!
So in 2024, Great Dunmow can focus on the Flitch Trials, and the GDSS team can work hard on producing an even bigger and better event. We want even more people to enjoy the music!
GREAT DUNMOW – GREAT MUSIC