*Non-Profit Charity Release*
Danny Rowland was born in West London and was a life loving family man. A friend to many, and a DJ to dance to as Danny loved house! Sadly, this much respected human left the earth three years ago after a long and brave fight with cancer. This album is put together with a lot of love by Lofty & Tommy D of Chillifunk (Flying Records) and by Keith Matthews to celebrate Danny’s life and his productions, and to honour his memory with all proceeds going to nominated charities. This is also in memory of the late Brett Taylor.
‘From Beavers to Bora Bora’ is a tribute to a love for music, the unforgettable memories created, and the clubland adventures that will be tales for generations to come. The music you’ll discover on this LP has long since vanished from record shop shelves, as it was only ever available on vinyl and is now rare and hard to find. It’s a celebration of the 90s house sound, when house music reigned supreme and dancefloors from South London’s Ministry of Sound to iconic clubs in New York, Chicago, Detroit, and Ibiza throbbed with that 90s dancefloor energy. Celebrating the life of a West London DJ, producer, husband and father – the much missed Danny Rowland – it features productions and collaborations with Danny J Lewis and Lol Graves, and Brett Taylor.
Danny & Brett’s musical journey began on the Beavers Estate in Hounslow, with dreams of leaving Hounslow behind and embarking on an adventure that took them to Ibiza and to Bora Bora. After Danny’s passing in 2020, a void was left in the lives of his family and friends and they had an idea – to create an album celebrating his love of life and music by compiling his productions with friends and collaborators. It’s a positive and joyous tribute that can be enjoyed not only by his nearest and dearest but also by those who are open to discover the music created by Danny Rowland, Brett Taylor, Danny J Lewis, and Lol Graves.
DANNY KRIVIT/ BODY & SOUL
LEFTO / WWFM
JIMPSTER / FREERANGE RECORDS
Just checking this out and I LOVE the sounds! Great to get introduced to these classic sounds which I missed first time round and looking forward to giving them a spin out. We Can Do This sounds like the obvious choice for me to play out but lots to love all over this great LP!
DARREN ROCK/ROCKY & DIESEL
Such a wonderful idea. Danny was indeed, a lovely man.
BILL BREWSTER/ DJ HISTORY
There are a couple of bangers on this, esp. Dreams. RIP Danny.
EDDIE RAMICH/ SONAR KOLLEKTIV
What a great album with so many great tracks… cant wait to play loud out.
VICTOR FONT/ MR V
DARKER THAN WAX/ MARCUS ROSARIO
Love this record especially the first cut and track 6!
RAVANELLI DISCO CLUB/ ROMAIN
Wow one of the best things I’ve heard so far this year.
LUCA LOCATELLI/ MOPLEN
Lovely tribute to this artist.
TOMOKI /HOLIC TRAX
Excellent package for a true house lover.
Wow, haven’t seen anything from Chillifunk in decades, a huge inspiration for me back then. Great to honor Danny Rowland this way..Lovely compilation!
LUKE WALKER/ FLAMINGO PIER
Lots of goodness here.
Dope package! Takes me back to 90’s yet sounding supper refreshing!
FIP RADIO FRANCE/ FLORNENT BEAUVELLET
Very nice album!
HARRI HARRIGAN/ SUB CLUB
Liking a few of these.
MASSIANDE/ FREERANGE RECORDS
Love some ’90s House, always! My favorites in this great compilation are “Don’t You Worry” and “I Want You”.
OLIVER DOLLAR/ DEFECTE RECORDS
This is great, really dig this.
SOUL DYNAMIC PROMO/DEFECTED
Very cool tribute selection of this beloved producer! Great 90′ sound!
LARS BEHENROTH/ DEEPER SHADES
Awesome stuff .. Love this!!
JASON KENDIG/ HONEY SOUNDSYSTEM
A true house music treasure trove! Very lovely compilation.
FRANK TOPE/ FREELANCER
This is a real heart tugging story, so sorry to read this. On a musical tip the one that connects with me the most is Set My Mind Free, I’ve been digging back into to a lot of that old Paul Trouble
garage sound recently – this has that proper authentic New Jersey bounce. Big love to Lofty, hope he’s doing well, miss the days of his smiley face behind the counter in Ken Market.
Love the track “Set my mind free”! Classic and soulful
FRANK BOOKER/ RAZOR-N-TAPE
I’m really feeling this.
A lot of gems into this collection that will keep the sound of Danny alive forever! much respect!
LEX / LENG
This just an amazing house album. Old school vibes all over!! can’t wait to try it out!
MAT MASTERS / FREEERANGE RECORDS
Such sad news about Danny but I am so glad that this project happened after his passing. Loving the vibes all around. A lovely tribute to his life. Will be supporting of course. 10/10.
KOLOUR LTD/ WHITEY DELUCA
We are all so blessed to have this iconic piece of art bestowed upon us. I feel like I’m 21 years young again! Massive appreciation to all involved and unearthing this to the masses!
TREVOR FUNG/ THE PROJECT
What a fab release, loads of good tracks on here
LISA MCKAY/ LISA LOUD
Nice job Lofty and Tommy!!!!!! I can literally use every track on this album. LOVE LOVE!!