Bird of Paradise is an alias for Jo Howard, the young UK producer who came to prominence via his output on labels such as Jennifer Cardini’s Correspondant imprint and New Yorks ‘Throne of Blood’, his debut e.p on the former reaching number one in the Juno download techno charts in December 2015.
He also contributed to the acclaimed Multi Culti compilation ‘Moon Faze I’ and graced various other labels with remixes and further originals. He founded the independent label ‘Sulk Magic Recordings’ in early 2017, creating a hub for left-field artists such as Sigward, KGBK, Obb Globelyn, Stove, Tronik Youth and with plans to curate a whole host of oddities from around the globe.
As a DJ, he has honed his skills both at his own party, Cubik, in his native Sunderland in North East England, as well as a resident at Man Powers ‘Tourist Parties’ in neighbouring Newcastle, which have afforded him the opportunity to play alongside such luminaries as Todd Terje, John Talabot, Daniel Avery and Ivan Smagghe. He now also finds time time to work with three close friends promoting the auspicious ‘Body Talk’ parties in Newcastle. With a busy release schedule for 2017, and an ever growing touring schedule, this year looks set to see him cement his standing as one of the most promising musical newcomers in recent years.