Owen Howells

Owen Howells is a name that’s causing tremors in the worlds of underground house and techno, with the London-based DJ, producer, record label boss and all round rising talent taking his heady and eclectic twist on the best of contemporary electronic music today. From releases on Wunderkammer, Trendy Mullet, Sounds of Juan and his own imprint Shades of Grey, Top 10 Beatport and What People Play releases plus an enviable list of friends and family in the scene, it’s a wonder that this cheeky lad actually gets any sleep at all.

Once described as ‘genre agnostic ‘by i-DJ mag, Owen has progressively immersed himself in a mixture of house, techno and beyond throughout his musical experiences, with the young master Howells citing his exposure to the UK’s pirate radio network, infamous clubs such as The End and the eclectic and boundary destroying sets of DJs such as Ryan Elliot as he grew up between London and Adelaide. A spirited raver at heart, it’s his years at the forefront of club-land and encyclopaedic knowledge of music that makes up the backbone of Owen’s approach to his work.

Owen started running the successful and burgeoning Shades of Grey event in Brixton in London, with friends Duct, Fybe:one and Trinomic also at the helm of this successful and low-key forward thinking electronic music den. Eventually, though, the night morphed into a record label, with The Shades of Grey record label on the same musical tip as other UK imprints such as Hypercolour. 6 releases in – with Owen himself on most recent cut ‘The Seen’ – the Shades of Grey collective is an evolving vehicle for Owen to deliver his unique blend of techno, house and more, all rooted by a central theme of low-end bass. Just ask the likes of Mary Anne-Hobbs, Kerri Chandler, Eric Cloutier and George Fitzgerald and many more, all showing support for Owen on a regular basis and his musical vision of exploring the grey areas between these music forms. Just don’t call it ‘bass music’.


16.06.12 @ Lightbox Vauxhall Review

Hot Since 82, landed at 9pm from Sonar to get the dance-floor pumping before Waifs & Strays came on and smashed it. Meanwhile, in room 2...

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Photos from the Apogee Presents Gottwood Opening Party online now

Thanks to all that attended our Gottwood Opening Party on Saturday 16th June at the Lightbox in Vauxhall! The photos from the night are online now!

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Hot Since 82: Interview & Podcast

Hot Since 82 gives a little incite of where he's been, what he's been doing and what's in his box at the moment. As well as supplying an exclusive 1 hour mix for us to give away to you hungry lot.

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