Danny Rampling is one of the most influential figures in the nightclubbing scene. During a break on the Greek island of Ibiza in 1987, Rampling, along with DJs Paul Oakenfold and Nicky Holloway, went to the club Amnesia, an open-air nightclub in the town of San Rafael. At the club the band were introduced to the distinct eclectic style of DJ Alfredo. He played among other genres, the original house music that had been brought here from the USA. The group also found the music's strong combination with ecstasy or MDMA that slowed down inhibitions and made a sense of unity with the dance floor.

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  • Dance music pioneer

    The term "pioneer' is often used without proper justification, but in the instance of Danny Rampling it is certainly much earned. In the late 1980s Danny successfully worked with House and Techno that was so popular in the US. He mixed it with the Balearic sound discovered in Ibiza after returning motivated from a lads’ holiday. A nightclub revolution was born and the topography of the UK rave scene would not the same again. It could be said that Rampling was in fact one of the primary contributors who created "Rave Culture" in Great Britain in the late 80s and 90s, organising parties which have now become the stuff of myth.

    Love Groove Dance Party

    DJ Rampling played for the first pirate KISS FM with the Saturday night slot running 7-9 pm in the early nineties. He set up many a person up for a great evening on the town with the "Love Groove Dance Party". Like many others, including Judge Jules, he was poached from this station to appear on BBC Radio 1.

    In subsequent years, Rampling pursued his career in music as a DJ and music producer, remixing several UK and international acts while creating a band. In the mid 1990s he joined the BBC until March 2002, making his set the second longest-running dance music set on radio with the exception of Pete Tong's much-loved "Essential Selection".