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DANNY HOWARD: OCTOBER COLUMN

Danny Howard's monthly column

WHAT YOU SPINNIN’? 'ROMANI'!
It doesn’t seem like two minutes ago that I was in the studio with my UK buddies, the Futuristic Polar Bears, gearing up for the release of 'Vargo'. It’s always weird seeing your name on tracklists and release schedules but with 'Vargo' having done the business over summer, we’ve got a winter warmer in the shape of 'Romani' due to drop any day now. There’s another cheeky video to keep an eye out for and yes, it’ll be as weird as the 'Vargo' video, don’t you worry.

WINTER BLUES? PUT A COAT ON!
With summer over and the days getting shorter, some (pessimistic) people might say that the fun is over. I say they’re wrong! Shorter days means longer nights, and we all know that winter is the time to hit the clubs, warehouses and house parties. Excited? You should be… This is one of my favourite times of the year, and with plenty of energy still to burn off before Christmas (!), I’d say make the most of the amazing offerings in club-land up and down the UK over the next three months. See you on the dancefloor.

A LOAD OF OLD COBBLERS
Why do people who repair shoes also cut keys too? I asked myself this recently on my usual Saturday underground tube journey into BBC Radio 1 and it’s always been a head-scratcher. Personally, I put it into the list with the other unexplainable activities like, the ‘top of head bun’ that a lot of lads in Ibiza seem to be sporting this year (why?!) and why are yawns contagious (you just did one, didn’t you?)? I’m sure there’s a logical explanation for all these things...

HERE’S TO YOU, SUMMER 2014
2014 has been one of the best summers yet, and there’s a fair few people I’d like to thank who have made that possible. All the guys at Pacha for having me every week, BCM in Mallorca and the Judgement crew, Global Gathering, Café Mambo, BBC Radio 1, Cream, Bestival, Spinnin Records, Ministry of Sound, all the clubs and venues that I’ve played at, every single person who bought a copy of 'Dance Anthems Ibiza', and all the people along the way who I’ve not been able to fit in — you’ve all been amazing. The summer might be over but the memories will tick around for a while. Big ups!

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