Nottingham Producer and DJ Danny Berman aka Red Rack'em/Hot Coins had a hectic 2009 with appearances at Gilles Petersons Radio 1 Worldwide Awards, Snowbombing, Matter, Glastonbury and Big Chill as well as releasing many records on several different labels including Tirk, Deep Freeze, Untracked and Autodiscoteque. He's an acclaimed remixer for artists such as Tricky, The Revenge, Zed Bias, Ron Basejam and is no slouch behind the turntables either.
Danny is also a respected radio broadcaster and his fortnightly Smugglers Inn podcasts (available at redrackem.com or search itunes for ‘smugglers inn’) are eagerly downloaded by leftfield beat heads from across the globe.
In late 2008, Tirk commissioned Danny to give a Hot Coins remix to the gospel disco classic Stand On The Word by the Joubert Singers which is a bona fida ‘don’t touch this’ Larry Levan Paradise Garage classic. Remarkably Danny managed to completely re-interpret the track into a massive new anthem which received massive radio 1 support from Gilles Peterson. Greg Wilson played in just about every one of his sets in 2009. It was also used as the lead track on the sampler twelve for the latest Tirk Compilation Tirk 02.
Since then he’s released acclaimed disco, beatdown and house on labels such as Untracked, Autodiscoteque and Deep Freeze, remixed Tricky for Domino Records and become an in demand DJ at large scale festivals like Glastonbury, Snowbombing, Matter, Bestival and The Big Chill. BBC Radio One have been all over his various projects too with support from Gilles Peterson, Rob Da Bank and Mary Anne Hobbes.
2010 looks like it’s going to continue at the same pace for Danny. He's taking the plunge with his own label Bergerac (first release out in September). His latest EP for Untracked In Love Again has once again received the Gilles Peterson Radio 1 treatment and has flown off the shelves. More music is on the way on Detroit label Undertones, Shift Music and Home Taping, Plus there's rumblings that the long awaited Hot Coins and Marlinspike albums may surface this year..