Derek Howell

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Derek P. Howell
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Downtempo/electronic/techno producer from Houston, Texas, US.

Derek Howell is a progressive house & breaks DJ/producer from Houston, Texas.Derek Howell grew up surrounded by music. His first encounters with music at close range were personified by the purchase of his first record player. A seemingly new world opened up as he was introduced to single after single of popular classics by the likes of Led Zeppelin, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, and The Who. Little time passed before cassette tapes, and eventually CD's boasting the sounds of Pink Floyd and Def Leppard filled his cluttered room. His mother, a Country Western singer, greatly encouraged his musical and vocal abilities at every turn, eventually resulting in the desire to create music of his own. This desire was realized when his father purchased what would become Derek's first musical instrument. The guitar consumed Derek's life for the better part of four years as he spent countless hours, day after day, picking away and experimenting with chaining every distortion and effect pedal he had on hand. When the underground dance bug hit southwestern America Derek quickly dropped his guitar and picked up turntables. After listening, fervently, to the sounds of the time in dance music (Sasha, John Digweed, Dave Seaman), Derek decided that he wanted to spread the good news. He strove to create something fueled by his musical roots, but driven by the future. To this day he has sought to invent a place where the products of others’ musical heydays and his visions of the future of music can come together and groove. At the start of his career he released records on such labels as Fade Records, Bedrock Records and 3 Beat Breaks. He has since had releases on Matthew Dekay’s DK Records, Randall Jones’s Mynt Music imprint, Proton Music and the ever present Global Underground. In addition, he has been featured on quite a few well known compilations including the infamous Nick Warren’s GU 028: Shanghai, Desyn Masiello’s Balance 08, GU’s Electric Calm v2 downtempo compilation as well as their Digitized 2 compilation and two of Hernan Cattaneo’s Renaissance compilations. Derek’s collaboration work with fellow producers Peter Martin and Joshua Michael has birthed the Pinkbox Special/Alley Qats and Lonestar projects respectively, under which releases on Armada Music, Maris Music, Proton Music and Fade Records have ensued. These things being all in the past but certainly never forgotten, Derek's goal for tomorrow and the years to come is to create dance and electronic music, not simply dance tracks. He strives to push himself in different directions and to never be content with settling on any one style, genre or subgenre of the music he chooses to create. Music has always remained a very important part of his life, and that trend shall continue. Hopefully, with a lot of hard work, and a boat load of faith, his music will become an important part of so many others' lives as well.
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Derek Howell Discography Tracks

Albums

BALKAN0048 Derek Howell - Funky Bear (Part One) album art Derek Howell Funky Bear (Part One)(8xFile, MP3, 320) Balkan Connection BALKAN0048 Serbia 2009
PTR077 Derek Howell - Ramen Shuffle / Outrageous Contagious album art Derek Howell Ramen Shuffle / Outrageous Contagious(7xFile, MP3, 320) Polytechnic Recordings PTR077 US 2009
BALKAN0050 Derek Howell - Funky Bear (Part Two) album art Derek Howell Funky Bear (Part Two)(7xFile, MP3, 320) Balkan Connection BALKAN0050 Serbia 2009
PTRLP002 Derek Howell - Evening Stroll album art Derek Howell Evening Stroll(8xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Polytechnic Recordings PTRLP002 US 2009
PTR085 Derek Howell - A Bit Less This Time / Into The Forest At Dark album art Derek Howell A Bit Less This Time / Into The Forest At Dark(6xFile, MP3, 320) Polytechnic Recordings PTR085 US 2010

Singles & EPs

Derek Howell - Happy To Be Sad / I Was Just Leaving album art Derek Howell Happy To Be Sad / I Was Just Leaving Bedrock Records UK 2004 Sell This Version
Derek Howell - You Wanna Do What / In One Hand album art Derek Howell You Wanna Do What / In One Hand Bedrock Records UK 2004 Sell This Version
Derek Howell - Might As Well Have A Gasoline Fight EP album art Derek Howell Might As Well Have A Gasoline Fight EP (EP) 3 Beat Breaks UK 2004 Sell This Version
Derek Howell - Funk It album art Derek Howell Funk It Fade Records US 2004 Sell This Version
BED 56 , BED 56R Derek Howell - Derek Howell EP album art Derek Howell Derek Howell EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Bedrock Records, Bedrock Records BED 56 , BED 56R UK 2005
Derek Howell - Yah Yah album art Derek Howell Yah Yah DK Records (2) Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version
MYNT1202 Derek Howell - Take Me / Ya Know album art Derek Howell Take Me / Ya Know(12") Mynt Music MYNT1202 US 2006 Sell This Version
Derek Howell - Androgynous Cats EP album art Derek Howell Androgynous Cats EP (EP) Lost Language UK 2007 Sell This Version
Derek Howell - Throwback album art Derek Howell Throwback Hope Recordings UK 2007 Sell This Version
PROTON0047 Derek Howell - Loteq & Sextronics album art Peter Martin & Derek Howell Peter Martin & Derek Howell - Loteq & Sextronics(3xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Proton Music PROTON0047 US 2007
PROTON0032 Derek Howell - Just The Way It Is EP album art Derek Howell Just The Way It Is EP(3xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Proton Music PROTON0032 US 2007
Derek Howell - Adam West Plus EP album art Derek Howell Adam West Plus EP (EP) Proton Music US 2008
PTR034 Derek Howell - I'll Never Forget To Remember album art Derek Howell I'll Never Forget To Remember(3xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Polytechnic Recordings PTR034 US 2008
Derek Howell - Master Lux's Movement Emporium album art Derek Howell Master Lux's Movement Emporium (EP) Proton Music US 2009
MCSL005 Derek Howell - Dark Horse album art Derek Howell Dark Horse(5xFile, MP3, Single, 320) microCastle Music MCSL005 Canada 2009
PTR065 Derek Howell - You Know How I Do album art Derek Howell You Know How I Do(2xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Polytechnic Recordings PTR065 US 2009
MLC001 Derek Howell - The Unaffected Charm E.P. album art Derek Howell The Unaffected Charm E.P.(2xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Master Lux Co. MLC001 US 2009
PTR062 Derek Howell - Evening Stroll album art Derek Howell Evening Stroll(5xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Polytechnic Recordings PTR062 US 2009
PTR047 Derek Howell - Outrageous Contagious album art Derek Howell Outrageous Contagious(3xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Polytechnic Recordings PTR047 US 2009
PTR044 Derek Howell - Hot Summer Night album art Derek Howell Hot Summer Night(4xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Polytechnic Recordings PTR044 US 2009