Danny Howard has been steadily building his reputation as a music maker. After solidifying himself as a tastemaker as an MC on the respected BBC Radio 1, he launched his own Nothing Else Matters, from which we've seen some notable house releases. Today, the UK artist heads out to new ventures, partnering with Shadow Child & Kry Wolf's Food Music on his latest EP release.
The EP itself is a bit of a throwback and 'Holla' in particular was inspired by the 90s illegal warehouse rave scene. It was my older brother who introduced me to electronic music with old tape packs of sets recorded at these events so for the first in lots of new music coming from me, I wanted to kick off with a sound that represents where it all started.
Entitled eponymously to its two tracks, Work That / Holla is due out tomorrow, June 30th, but you can listen to the EP above until then. It starts out with "Holla," a classically four-on-the-floor house beat with an enticing bassline and hypnotizing production elements, culminating in a techy, high energy house track. As Howard explains himself, this EP was inspired by the original warehouse parties that have inspired today's house music. "Work That" follows, seemingly lower energy, until the samples and groove kick in in full force. Listen above.