He was a leading light in the British acid house revolution, the resident DJ at his own legendary London party Shoom back in 1987. Now Danny Rampling is setting an entirely different precedent for the rave generation: as of next New Year’s Eve, Rampling will hanging up his headphones.
“Over the years of playing around the world, I have been slowly developing a taste for fine wines and modern eclectic cuisine,” Rampling explained in a press release he issued on Monday. And you know where this is going. Yes, Rampling is set to become a restauranter. Of his new enterprise, to be set in the heart of London, he says, “It will be a large chilled space with 80+ covers and I am fortunate that my business partner has 17 years experience in Michelin Star restaurants. The cuisine will be modern European with Southern Mediterranean influences.”
Superstar DJs have long lived the high life and the good wine that so easily comes their way has turned into, for many, into a passion to match their vinyl habits. See both my opening post at the iJamming! Wine pages (Wine and Music: The Connection ) and interviews with DJs Timo Maas and John Acquaviva about their own wine obsessions. Even if you don’t care for Rampling’s new venture, congratulate him for getting out on top, while in good health. Now, who’s next for the old DJ’s home?