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|Birth name||Danny Byrd|
|Born||4 May 1979|
|Origin||Bath, Somerset, England|
|Genres||Drum and Bass, Liquid Funk|
|Associated acts||Netsky, Taxman, Tomahawk, Swedish House Mafia, Tinie Tempah, High Contrast|
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 house, UK garage, R&B and the old skool rave/jungle techno sound and releases his music primarily on Hospital Records, the UK based, independent dance music label.
Danny Byrd was one of the first artists to sign to Hospital Records in 2000. His first Hospital singles were Do It Again and Changes. Later 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.
In 2008 Danny Byrd's debut studio album Supersized was released on Hospital Records, including notable tracks like Shock Out, Gold Rush with the Brookes Brothers, Weird Science and Red Mist feat I-Kay. Red Mist VIP, a new version of the 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.
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.
In 2009, his track Red Mist VIP, reached number one on the UK Dance Chart on the week ending 25 July 2009, 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" feat I-Kay.
|Year||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|2001||"Changes / Changed"||—||—||—||Medical History|
|2005||"Soul Function / Junction 18"||—||—||—|
|2006||"Dog Hill / Fresh 89"||—||—||—|
|"Rise Again / Control Freak"||—||—||—|
|"Round & Round / Powderkiller"||—||—|
|2008||"Shockout / Labyrinth"||—||—||—||Supersized|
|2009||"Red Mist" (feat. IK)||—||1||—|
|2010||"Sweet Harmony" (feat. Liquid)||64||6||—||Rave Digger|
|"Ill Behaviour" (feat. I-Kay)||36||7||—|
|"We Can Have It All"||—||22||—|
|2011||"Tonight" (feat. Netsky)||91||11||77|
|"Paperchase" (feat. Brookes Brothers)||—||—||—||Brookes Brothers|
|2012||"Grit (feat. Roni Size) / Love You Like This"||—||—||—||Golden Ticket|
|2013||"4th Dimension / Bad Boy (Back Again)"||—||—||—|
- 1998 - "Manhattan"
- 2000 - "Do It Again / Dub It Again"
- 2000 - "The Strutt / Walk Tall"
- 2002 - "Plastic Surgery 3 Sampler"
- 2007 - "Under the Sea (Taken from 'Weapons of Mass Creation 3')"
- Byrd, Danny. "I was born the day thatcher came to power 4th may 1979! RIP". Twitter. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
- IMO Records "Danny Byrd", IMO Records, London, 21 October 2011. Retrieved on 23 November 2011.
- Ultra Mega Plexa Tron says:. "Ill Behaviour is A List". Byrd Feed. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
- Charts Plus issue 413
- "Danny Byrd > Charts". aCharts.
- "Danny Byrd > Belgium Flanders Charts". www.ultratop.be/nl/.
- Official website
- Danny Byrd at Hospital Records
- Danny Byrd discography at Discogs
- Danny Byrd at rolldabeats
- Danny Byrd Essential Mix 2010