With a name that sounds best in a scouse accent, it's fitting that Andy Ash is from Liverpool.
What is surprising, however, is this guy's youth. Knocking out tunes with the depth and dexterity of a veteran, he's only been DJing and producing for five years. His recent rise to prolificacy — off the back of two handfuls of releases for the likes of his own Boogie Originals imprint, FOTO and On The Prowl — has seen him slate his biggest slabs of wax to date since the start of 2014, both in February.
First came 'Workin EP' on Steve Bug's Dessous label — three slick house grooves including deep New Jersey-influenced 'Mindflow' — then followed 'Hard Groove' on Fly By Night Music, his third for the pint-sized London-based imprint responsible for excellent cuts from Riccio, Giorgeo Luceri and Mayo Soulomon in recent months.
The mix is a steady, careful selection of vinyl with the odd raw touch giving it a sense of immediacy, encapsulating Andy's deft touch while live in the booth. Featuring tunes — both old and new — from Omar S, UR/Aaron Carl, Glen Underground, Last Magpie and Joy O/Pearson Sound/Boddika, and more, it crosses deep and indigo house with heady acidic techno almost seamlessly, before breaking out into garage for an explosive ending. Download it below...
Andy Ash – Intro
Low Key – Rainforest
Omar S – Nikademus
Andy Ash - Hard Groove
Linkwood – Unknown
Semtek - Coeur De Lyon
Samaan - I Need It
Dale Howard - Bounce Back
Orbison/Pearson/Boddika – Faint
Glenn Underground - May Datroit
Efenkei – Oblivion
DJ Sneak - Disco Erotica
Loksober - Random Crash
Dave Angel - Tokyo Stealth Fighter
UR - Hardlife (Aaron Carl remix)
Tuccillo – Unblock
Last Magpie – 1995
Warrior One - Only You