Danny Byrd

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Danny Byrd
Birth name Danny Byrd
Born (1979-05-04) 4 May 1979 (age 35)[1]
Origin Bath, Somerset, England
Genres Drum and Bass, Liquid Funk, UK garage
Occupation(s) Producer, DJ
Years active 1997-present
Labels Hospital
Associated acts I-Kay, Tomahawk, London Elektricity, Brookes Brothers, Rudenko, Swedish House Mafia, Netsky, Cyantific, High Contrast, Liquid, Flux Pavilion, Roni Size, Tanya Lacey, Serocee, Jaguar Skills
Website byrdfeed.co.uk

Danny Byrd (born 4 May 1979) is a drum and bass DJ, producer and musician from Bath in the South West of England. He is influenced by genres such as house, UK garage, R&B and the old skool rave/jungle/techno sound. He primarily releases his music through Hospital Records, the UK-based independent dance music label.[2]

History[edit]

Danny Byrd was one of the first artists to sign to Hospital Records in 1999.[3] His first Hospital singles were Do It Again and Changes.

In 2000 BBC Radio 1's Fabio championed Danny's remix of London Elektricity's Wishing Well. Remixes by Danny Byrd for High Contrast and contributions to the Hospital Records compilation "Weapons of Mass Creation" followed.

From 2005 to 2008 there have been the singles Soul Function and Dog Hill on Hospital Records as well as contributions for Spearhead, V Recordings and Advanced.

Danny Byrd is a popular club DJ. Danny Byrd has been touring nonstop, taking him from Los Angeles to Paris, from Romania to Vienna, as well as at Hospitality nights all over the UK. In January 2009 he mixed the Hospital Mix 7 album.

Supersized[edit]

Main article: Supersized

In 2008 Danny Byrd's debut studio album Supersized was released on Hospital Records, including notable tracks like Shock Out, Gold Rush, Weird Science and Red Mist. Red Mist VIP, a new version of the latter track, appeared on Hospital's compilation Sick Music and has appeared in the film Dead Man Running and computer games Midnight Club LA and DJ Hero.

Rave Digger[edit]

Main article: Rave Digger

Danny Byrd second studio album Rave Digger was released in October 2010. The lead single "Ill Behaviour" (featuring I-Kay) has been supported by MistaJam, Annie Mac and Sara Cox on BBC Radio 1. The single was promoted to Radio 1's A-list on 8 September 2010.[4]

Chart success[edit]

In 2009, his track Red Mist VIP, reached number one on the UK Dance Chart on the week ending 25 July 2009,[5] and on 7 February 2010, his remix of Liquid's Sweet Harmony gave him his first success on the UK Singles Chart, making #64. In October 2010, Danny reached #36 in the UK Singles Chart with the track "Ill Behaviour".

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
UK
[6]
2008 Supersized
2010 Rave Digger 68
[7]
2013 Golden Ticket 181
[8]

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details
2007 Medical History

Mixtape[edit]

Year Release
2013 Byrd Is The Word
  • Released: 29 November 2013

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions Album
UK
[6]
UK
Dance
BEL
(VL)

[9]
2000 "Do It Again" / "Dub It Again" Medical History
2001 "Changes" / "Changed"
2005 "Soul Function" / "Junction 18"
2006 "Dog Hill" / "Fresh 89"
"Rise Again" / "Control Freak"
"Round & Round" / "Powderkiller"
2008 "Shock Out" / "Labyrinth" Supersized
"From Bath With Love" / "Shock Out VIP"
2009 "Red Mist" (feat. IK) 147
[10]
1
2010 "Sweet Harmony" (feat. Liquid) 64 6 Rave Digger
"Ill Behaviour" (feat. I-Kay) 36 7
"We Can Have It All" 144 22
2011 "Tonight" (feat. Netsky) 91 11 75
"Paperchase" (with Brookes Brothers) Brookes Brothers
2012 "Blaze The Fire (Rah!)" (feat. General Levy) Non-album single
"Grit" (feat. Roni Size) / "Love You Like This" Golden Ticket
2013 "4th Dimension" / "Bad Boy (Back Again)"

Other songs[edit]

  • 1998 – "Manhattan"
  • 2000 – "The Strutt" / "Walk Tall"
  • 2004 – "Planet Music"[a] (with Adrok featuring MC Foxy)
  • 2007 – "Under the Sea"[b]
  • 2009 – "California"[c] (with Zarif)
  • 2014 – "Supersonic"[d]
  1. ^ from the Hospital Records compilation album Weapons of Mass Creation
  2. ^ from the Hospital Records compilation album Weapons of Mass Creation 3
  3. ^ Remix of the Zarif song from the album Box of Secrets; released as a single in 2009.
  4. ^ from the Hospital Records compilation album We Are 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ Byrd, Danny. "I was born the day thatcher came to power 4th may 1979! RIP". Twitter. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  2. ^ IMO Records "Danny Byrd", IMO Records, London, 21 October 2011. Retrieved on 23 November 2011.
  3. ^ "Danny Byrd – Medical History". Hospital Records. Hospital Records. 
  4. ^ Ultra Mega Plexa Tron says:. "Ill Behaviour is A List". Byrd Feed. Retrieved 2012-04-03. 
  5. ^ Charts Plus issue 413
  6. ^ a b "Danny Byrd > Charts". aCharts. 
  7. ^ http://www.zobbel.de/cluk/101023cluk.txt
  8. ^ http://www.zobbel.de/cluk/130706cluk.txt
  9. ^ "Belgium (Flanders) Charts > Danny Byrd" (in Dutch). ultratop.be/nl Hung Medien. 
  10. ^ http://www.zobbel.de/cluk/090711cluk.txt

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