Andy C is famous for his all-night sessions behind the decks. Exactly how many thousands of people have witnessed him spanning the many eras and sub-divisions of the drum & bass genre all the way to sunrise over the last decade is hard to pinpoint; but given that his last epic session in London was at the massive Alexandra Palace, having previously sold out Brixton Academy twice, we can only guess it’s well into six figures.
"I do scan the audience and I do have a regular crowd that I see, and that’s absolutely beautiful and amazing"
Despite the diary full of bookings across the world, Andy rarely misses a home game of his beloved WestHam, where he’s a season ticket holder. This often necessitates a mad post-match dash to the airport. “Everyone says ‘you’re mad’, but pretty much whatever it takes, I’ll get the first flight and go straight from the airport to the stadium, or I’ll go and watch a game and run out and go to an airport, or go to a gig. If I can help it, I won’t miss a game.”
He still takes a day off pretty much every week to practise his DJing, because he finds going out to play without knowing his set and mixes inside out to be a deeply unsatisfying experience. Of course, since the digital revolution, and given the fact that everyone in drum & bass wants him to play their tunes, he’s always got a massive stack of new music to go through, too. “It’s an outrageous amount of music,” he laughs.
Drum & bass heavyweights Chase & Status have launched their new project, ‘RTRN II Jungle’, sharing two brand new tracks this week inspired by the pivotal jungle movement of ‘90s UK.
Marking 15 years since the group started making music together, Chase & Status’ new project is described as more of a “cultural movement” than just an album – though there is an LP on the way.
Idris Elba played the James Bond tune tune at the beginning of his DJ set at Elrow Town London this weekend (19th August).
The actor/DJ opened his set at the festival with a remix of the famous 007 theme music, raising further speculation that he could be set to take on the role after its current star, Daniel Craig.
London’s SW4 festival has shared the stage breakdowns for its 15th outing this year. Taking place in Clapham Common on Saturday August 25th and Sunday 26th, the line-up for the festival features headliners like Armin van Buuren, DJ EZ, MK and many many more.
Divided among five stages, there will be a lot of decisions to be made as to who to catch play for those headed to the event. Headlining the indoor mainstage on Satruday is trance legend Armin van Buuren, who is preceded by the likes of Galantis, Don Diablo and Example & DJ Wire.
Martin Solveig, Fedde Le Grand, Nora En Pure and actor-turned-DJ Idris Elba are among the latest names to be added to South West Four's 2018 line-up.
The London festival returns to Clapham Common for its 15th outing on Saturday August 25th and Sunday 26th. Other added acts include drum & bass duo Hype & Hazard, General Levy, Purple Disco Machine, The Magician, CamelPhat’s ‘Cola’ vocalist Elderbrook and another London d&b stalwart SASASAS.
Galantis, Basement Jaxx (DJ) and Eli & Fur are among the new wave of acts added to South West Four's 2018 line-up.
The London festival returns to Clapham Common for its 15th outing on Saturday August 25th and Sunday 26th. More names added to Saturday’s bill include Icarus (Live), Detlef b2b Latmun and Will Clarke. Names added to Sunday’s line-up include Fine Art, Sam Divine, Flux Pavillion and Toddla-T b2b Redlight.
Armand Van Helden, Dillon Francis and Hannah Wants are among the names added to the line-up for South West Four festival 2018.
The London festival, which celebrates its 15th outing this year on 25th and 26th August, has also locked the likes of Example & DJ Wire Soundsystem, MK, Wilkinson, Don Diablo, Camo & Krooked, Lethal Bizzle, Jax Jones (Live), Holy Goof and Oliver Heldens as part of its phase two announcement, adding to an already stacked list of headliners.
Armin van Buuren and DJ EZ have been announced as headliners for South West Four festival's 2018 event in London.
The long-standing festival, which is set to celebrate 15 years in operation in 2018, will host Armin van Buuren on its indoor main stage on Saturday 25th August, followed by DJ EZ on Sunday 26th August.
Other confirmed headliners for 2018 include Marshmello and Chase & Status, alongside appearances from Dizzee Rascal, Craig David, Jonas Blue, Sigma and Stefflon Don.
Bucket-wearing DJ and producer Marshmello has been added to SW4's Together main stage line-up where he will be performing alongside the likes of Pendulum, Tinie Tempah, Wilkinson and Duke Dumont on Saturday 26th August.
His SW4 performance at Clapham Common is his only London festival date this summer, and whether you love him or hate him there's no denying that Marshmello is one of the biggest EDM DJs on the circuit today.
Deadmau5 and Marco Carola are the latest names to be announced for SW4 festival, taking place on London's Clapham Common on 26th and 27th August.
Other just released names include live sets from UK duo Dusky and Irish techno don Matador, alongside music from Nicky Romero, Pan-Pot, The Martinez Brothers, DJ Zinc and Chris Lorenzo.