Howie B

Howie B is one of the creators of trip hop. He collaborated with Soul II Soul on their epochal Club Classics Vol 1. He’s written songs with Björk. He’s produced U2. He’s played bonkers sets of boshing techno. He’s remixed everyone from Placebo to Annie Lennox. Howie B is all these things: a musical polymath in a sea of pop inebriates.

Now in his 25th year in the music business, Howard Bernstein is alighting upon his 7th artist album (and the first on his own new label, Howie B). Over the years, he’s built up an enviable reputation as a go-to producer for everything from experimental to pop and all of this is fed through the Scot’s mincer into his own trademark widescreen albums.