Revered veteran DJ Danny Howells will play Chinese Laundry on Saturday January 18, following the release of his forthcoming Balance mix, which is due out in mid-November.
From championing progressive house to sporting eyeliner, Howells has been a prominent presence in clubbing circles since his compilations for Global Underground and Renaissance hit shelves back in those amphetamine-fuelled days of the mid-’90s. A regular visitor to Australia, Howells’ sound has diversified over the years – adapt or die as they say – and he’s put together a delectable tracklist for his Balance compilation, collecting cuts from Michael Mayer, Four Tet, The Mole and local lads Jagwar Ma. “I was always semi-consciously thinking about the tracks I was buying and playing that I thought would be suited to an album. I’m talking about tracks that don’t really age, and that mainly have some kind of soulful edge…” Howells stated in relation to Balance 24.
He’ll surely be showcasing many of the tracks featured on the Balance mix, along with a host of others, when he returns to our shores in the new year.