Danny Rampling is one of the first Superstar Dj’s. A true Pioneer and Visionary of the Dance Music scene that we know today. Through his legendary Acid House club Shoom in the 1980’s, and his Radio shows with BBC Radio 1 and Kiss FM, Danny became a catalyst that has helped to shape Dance Music and Radio for over 25 years, and has paved the way for the likes of David Guetta to be who they are today.
Voted #1 Dj by DJ Magazine in their first ever top 100 poll ; Mixmag/DMC World Awards : ”Best Radio DJ” – 1992 ; Music Magazine : ”Outstanding Contribution to Dance Music Award” – 1998 ; Ibiza Music Awards : ”Best Radio DJ” and ”Outstanding Achievement Award” – 2000 ; Ibiza Music Award : ”Lifetime Achievement” – 2005 ; DJ Mag : Nominated for ”Best of British Outstanding Contribution Award” – 2012
He has has sold over a million compilation albums, presented with an array of Gold Discs, is also regularly featured on TV documentaries for National Geographic, BBC, MTV, and The Gadget Show for his music knowledge and expertise. He has become a household name in the UK and has become a brand unto himself – building an army of fans.
Rampling was the mastermind behind adopting the Smiley Face logo to represent the Acid House / Rave movement, which has become one of the most recognisable emblems of Dance Music Culture we know today. His show ”Love Groove Dance Party” on BBC Radio 1 ran for 7 years on a Saturday night in the UK, and attracted Millions of global listeners every weekend. Danny Rampling’s radio presence was also instrumental in turning Kiss FM from a pirate radio station into the main player that it is today with his influence over Dance Music and changed the attitudes of young London in the 90’s.
Danny was the first British DJ to play at the Miami Winter Music Conference, and was one of the first DJ’s to play in South Africa. With past Ibiza Residencies in Pacha, Amnesia, and Privilege, he has helped shape the Dance and Club scene on the island and in the UK as we know it over the years. Danny Rampling remains at the forefront of the music industry with his International Dj tours.
He is author of the best selling book ” Everything You Need To Know About DJing & Success”, has a Music Consultancy business providing music Soundtracks for Film, Fashion Shows, and releases complications under the name Rampling Digital through Mastermix.
His American wife, Ilona Rampling, is also a long standing DJ and Music Producer, and they regularly perform together under their joint name Mr & Mrs Rampling, playing for A list events like Formula 1 and star studded private parties. They have also teamed up in the recording studio producing new music, and have other projects planned for announcement in 2015.