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360 degrees of drum & bass
Best known for:
Hopefully for the label, and of course the mixing and that!
Tune of the year:
Loadstar 'Link To the Past'
Gig of 2010:
Spirit of Burgas festival, Bulgaria
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2010:
Xample & Lomax, aka Loadstar
Best new club visited this year:
I haven't really seen any new clubs so I'll just have to say Ram at Fabric!
Favourite non-dance album of 2010:
The xx 'xx'
Essential three suitcase tour items:
MacBook, headphones and er, let me think, earplugs!
Which actor would play you in a film of your life:
I really don't know, not something I've really thought about. Meryl Streep!
Best thing about being a DJ:
When you get caught up in the vibe, I can't explain it, it's such a beautiful thing
Best end-of-the-night tune:
It's always changing, but this year it has to have been Loadstar's 'Link To the Past' again, as every single party that I play, people are like, 'what the fuck's that?'
Andy C was and still is the all-conquering, all-powerful Sauron/Gandalf of d&b. With a well-documented history shaping the scene both before and during its inception, he is the genre's longest standing and most innovative pioneer, still packing out venues by the thousand and seeing the tree that he planted in Ram Records back in the early '90s bear much juicy and tasteful fruit right to this day - a label that recently brought such artists as Subfocus and Chase & Status to the fore. Not to mention the fact that he is one of the only DJs to be featured in the taste barometer that is the DJmag Top 100 DJs poll year-in, year-out since its beginnings. Taking a brief break from his hectic schedule, as he has just become a proud father to a little girl, Andy was a little hard to track down, but our persistence has paid off. "It's been absolutely nutty this year," he explains, "Especially now, what with the ['Nightlife 5'] album being out, and it's just nice to kick back and have a chat for a few minutes." Add to this a diary where he has been playing at "multi-genre parties, festivals, d&b parties, small and big clubs, the lot!" pretty much every other night constantly this year, and you have one busy individual.