Scottish born, lived at the edge of the Nottingham forest and now based in Berlin, DJ and producer Danny Berman aka Red Rack'em / Hot Coins expresses many different musical personalities.
With a background that sinks its roots in the hip hop culture and influences coming from black music and jazz, he just emerged with a series of hip hop edits about a decade ago.
After a few nice disco " divertissements" he turned to more deep house and techno sound raking up a string of records strikes published by labels such as Home Taping Is Killing Music, Ramp, the Philomena of Innervisions, Wolf Music and many others, including his own Bergerac where he has produced several releases and his first album The Early Years.
From the Hot Coins side, moniker with which he has published a few good EPs, he's taken delight in exploring territories of disco, funk and even post-punk, new wave and electro .. 'till a real band was formed to record the album " The Damage Is Done" , released by no less than Sonar Kollektiv in 2012.
Danny has also a noteworthy radio experience: his show The Smugglers Inn has been a datum point for music lovers and related professionals since the beginning , regularly pulling in thousands of listeners around the globe with upfront, valued and eclectic selections along with guestmixes and a characteristic way to MC the show ... really enjoyable.
When not on tour - European or worldwide, or around festivals - he regularly plays at renowned Berlin clubs like About: Blank, Chalet, Griessmuehle, Renate, Prince Charles ...
As it's Valentine's day, Danny said we have to expect the love treatment.
▂ RED RACK'EM aka HOT COINS
( Bergerac / Wolf Music / Sinar Kollektiv )
Saturday, February 14th
from 11pm to 3am