Derek Howell

Real Name:
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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Singles & EPs

PTR050 Derek Howell - It's All Gravy Baby album art Derek Howell It's All Gravy Baby(7xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Polytechnic Recordings PTR050 US 2009
PTR070 Derek Howell - Turn The Lights Down Low album art Derek Howell Turn The Lights Down Low(5xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Polytechnic Recordings PTR070 US 2009
Derek Howell - Stride E.P. album art Derek Howell Stride E.P. (EP) Master Lux Co. US 2010
barq101 Derek Howell - Friday Night EP album art Derek Howell Friday Night EP(12", EP) Baroque Records barq101 UK 2010 Sell This Version
MESMERIC033 Derek Howell - Siren's Teeth EP album art Derek Howell Siren's Teeth EP(3xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Mesmeric Records (2) MESMERIC033 France 2013
Derek Howell - Runner (Phonic Scoupe Remix) album art Derek Howell Runner (Phonic Scoupe Remix) (Single) Yin :: Yang US 2016
SFR270 Derek Howell - On Swift Wings (Remix Edition) album art Derek Howell On Swift Wings (Remix Edition)(2xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Stellar Fountain SFR270 Hungary 2017

Miscellaneous

MOR012 Derek Howell - Come Again album art Derek Howell Come Again(2xFile, MP3, 320) Morrison Recordings MOR012 Canada 2006
GCB007 Derek Howell Spare Time(4xFile, MP3, 320) Groovecollection Black GCB007 Netherlands 2007
OLARIS046 Derek Howell - Cheer Up album art Derek Howell Cheer Up(3xFile, MP3, 320) Olaris Records OLARIS046 US 2009
GCB012 Derek Howell It'll Gitchya' Drunk(2xFile, MP3, 320) Groovecollection Black GCB012 Netherlands 2009
PROTON0131 Derek Howell - Easy Writer album art Derek Howell Easy Writer(3xFile, MP3, 320) Proton Music PROTON0131 US 2010
PROTON0179 Derek Howell - Puzzle Box album art Derek Howell Puzzle Box(3xFile, MP3, 320) Proton Music PROTON0179 US 2012
PROTON0186 Derek Howell - Laughing While Running (Part One) album art Derek Howell Laughing While Running (Part One)(2xFile, MP3, 320) Proton Music PROTON0186 US 2012
PROTON0194 Derek Howell - Laughing While Running (Part Two) album art Derek Howell Laughing While Running (Part Two)(3xFile, MP3, 320) Proton Music PROTON0194 US 2012
BAIRES 026 Derek Howell - Un Poema Cinematografico album art Derek Howell & Faskil Derek Howell & Faskil - Un Poema Cinematografico(3xFile, MP3, 320) Baires Records BAIRES 026 Argentina 2013
Derek Howell - One Way album art Derek Howell One Way Proton Music US 2014
Derek Howell - Swift Wings album art Derek Howell Swift Wings Particles US 2014
RPLG032, 032 Derek Howell - Red Dwarf album art Derek Howell Red Dwarf(2xFile, WAV) Replug, Replug RPLG032, 032 Finland 2015
PROTON0303 Derek Howell - Lickety Split album art Derek Howell Lickety Split(2xFile, MP3, 320) Proton Music PROTON0303 US 2015
YIN083 Derek Howell - Laughing It Up (MoodFreak Remix) album art Derek Howell Laughing It Up (MoodFreak Remix)(File, MP3, 320) Yin :: Yang YIN083 US 2018
YANG083 Derek Howell - Laughing It Up (Mr.Raf Remix) album art Derek Howell Laughing It Up (Mr.Raf Remix)(File, MP3, 320) Yin :: Yang YANG083 US 2018