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international news _ JONTY SKRUFFF _ 9th Decemober, 2005

Danny Rampling's Final Farewell

Acid house pioneer Danny Rampling chatted to Skrufff this week on the eve of his last ever London gig at Turnmills, and confirmed that he's willing to play for up to 12 hours if the circumstances are right.

"If there's a crowd there at midday, if the club is still full, and if I've got the energy, I'll continue," Danny promised, "I'm planning to pace myself, getting a disco nap in the evening ahead of the gig, though since I'm going to be bursting with excitement and nervous energy, whether I do manage to get some sleep ahead that's another matter. I'm like that with any gig but this isn't just any gig; this is a historic night. I'll also be making sure I don't drink too much at the beginning of the evening; that can have an adverse effect and tiredness can set in."

The Shoom founder said he'll be bringing ten, 100 capacity record boxes as well as CDs to the club, sorted into genre styles and periods, though stressed he'll be completely avoiding the hard trance and techno he used to play in the early 90s.

"They'll be no Tony De Vit tributes," he confirmed, "They'll be some tribal electronic beats in the Star 69, Murk, Tenaglia vein, and some of the more driving British tracks too, but 130bpm is the maximum."

He also revealed he remains undecided about his very last record ('I have a couple of tracks that may be suitable though it will depend on the time and who's there') and admitted he's already feeling emotional about giving up professional DJing entirely.

"I feel a little sad, it's really sunk in now that I'm coming to the closing part of this chapter of my life, it's not going to be easy for me leaving behind the music that I love," said Danny.

"A few months ago I wasn't thinking that way but now things are drawing to a close, I think it's going to be rather odd next year. It's about looking to the future and leaving this period behind with fantastic memories."

Danny spins at Turnmills from 4am Sunday December 4th (though the night opens on Saturday, with his warm up provided by one Frankie Knuckles). (Jonty Skrufff)

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