Danny Rampling is a bonafide music visionary and a revolutionary dance music pioneer. Through his legendary ground breaking Acid House club Shoom and subsequent long-standing associations with Kiss FM and Radio 1, Rampling´s catalyst influence has helped to shape dance music for over 20 years.
As one of the godfathers of the global house phenomenon, Danny created the legacy we see today when he launched Shoom in London in 1987 following an inspirational trip to Ibiza. “Saturday 1987 in a strobe light smoke-filled all-night basement Shoom was born. This is where the dj high really began for me.”
As a DJ for Kiss FM – Rampling extended his influence over dance music and the changing attitudes of young London. His reputation grew rapidly as he toured worldwide and became a household name through his six year tenure at Radio 1 hosting The Love Groove Dance Party and generating sales in excess of one million compilation CDs. As a result Rampling became a brand unto himself, building an international army of fans and a vast array of top flight business contacts around the globe.
In addition to his tour schedule Rampling is regularly called upon to DJ at high profile private parties and fashion show happenings. These have included spinning for George Michael, Primal Scream, The Pet Shop Boys, Mick Hucknell, Gloria Estefan, Depeche Mode, Patrick Cox and Boy George, headlining the second birthday of the W hotel in Doha, and programming the catwalk music for top Italian fashion designer Antonio Berardi.
In 2009 Rampling launched his own clubnight brand Atmosphere with a series of select parties at exclusive club Paramount at the summit of Centrepoint (London) and in 2011 Danny took the brand worldwide.
2010 saw Rampling take up residency at Aura (Ibiza), playing weekly on the decadent `White Isle´ whilst also holding down a busy international schedule, and sitting as a panellist at the 2010 WMC in Miami alongside the Director of Music for Oxfam US.
In 2011 Danny became a trustee of the Last Night A DJ Saved My Life Foundation, a charity which unites the global dance music community to raise vital awareness and funds for humanitarian and environmental causes.
Rampling will celebrated the 25th anniversary of his legendary club Shoom in summer 2012 with a special London party, a Shoom album and a book of his 25 years of House Music. Currently working in the studio on collaborations with Mark Wilkinson, Guiessepe Moreno and Mat Playford. Rampling´s well-established radio presence also continues with regular shows on some of the biggest dance music stations including NYC based Kult.fm, London’s www.shedradio.com and RedSeaDanceRadio.Com broadcasting from Egypt.
There has been an extraordinary evolution in consumer choice and lifestyle expectations and Rampling remains at the forefront of these trends, retaining a unique awareness that has been the hallmark of his long career. In addition to his artistic achievements, his business interests and internet marketing & music consultancy Rampling´s acclaimed book Everything You Need To Know About DJing & Success, originally launched in 2008 as a downloadable e-book, has been published by Aurum Press. To supplement the 350 page DJing bible in which Rampling shares his 20+ years’ experience of the industry, the hardback release comes with a four hour DVD of inspirational interviews courtesy of leading figures in the DJ industry including Pete Tong, Joey Negro and David Morales.
Rampling is firmly back in the musical limelight, where he belongs, sharing his passion for music with a wealth of experience as we journey forward through the unprecedented evolution of contemporary culture.