Andy C — legendary DJ and owner of RAM Records — has joined a wealth of top artists and labels in creating a new drum & bass-only Spotify playlist.
Using the tag #iluvdrumandbass, the likes of DJ Fresh, Noisia, Hospital Records stars Fred V & Grafix, Loadstar, High Contrast, and Shogun Audio boss Friction, plus labels such as Viper Recordings, Eatbrain and many more have been promoting the playlist via Twitter to bring together the community and share the music they love.
Andy C has won the Highest Drum & Bass award in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs 2017 poll, after making a grand re-entry all the way up at No. 77.
The RAM Records boss has consistently graced the poll over the past 15 years — usually being the highest placed d&b jock — but didn't feature last year.
Andy released his first tunes when he was just 16, with ‘Valley Of The Shadows’ (with pal Ant Miles as Origin Unknown) on his own fledgling RAM Records, kick-starting a career that’s now 25 years strong.
Printworks London has revealed the dance music talents and collaborators helping curate Issue 002 within the experimental, multipurpose cultural hub. Maceo Plex headlines the series’ 7th October Opening event.
An ode to Printworks’ strength as an industrial temple of techno, Plex will be joined by the likes of Mind Against, Daniel Avery, Monoloc and Rødhåd.
The Warehouse Project — one f the UK’s standard setting venues — has now confirmed its full diary for autumn’s ten-week season, with a long list of heavyweights ready to pack out Store Street, a car park-turned rave haven located beneath Manchester’s Piccadilly Railway Station.
Manchester’s Parklife Festival has announced names for this year's edition, which is set to kick off on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June at Heaton Park.
Dance music legends including Eric Prydz, Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox, DJ EZ, Andy C and Pete Tong are all confirmed, alongside Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler, Armand Van Helden and Kolsch.
XOYO has revealed The Black Madonna (real name: Marea Stamper) will be the club's next resident DJ, running from 7th April to 30th June.
Beginning the 13-week series with an all-night-long "The Body Electric" performance based around electro, EBM, industrial and techno, the Chicago DJ will play solo twice more — first offering dub, hip-hop, Miami bass and jungle at her "These Are The Breaks" party on 5th May, before focussing on house and disco on the closing night of her residency, titled "Love Is The Message".
Last month, RAM Records Andy C boss posted two words and a countdown clock, and left the world wondering ‘What next?’ for five long days. After speculation across the board from fans and media, his revelation was not one to disappoint. Andy C, aka The Executioner, will be the first quarter resident of London's XOYO nightclub, making his new home at the venue every Friday night during a 13-week run between January and March next year.
Now in its fourth successful year, the XOYO residency has so far seen 12 huge talents hold down sell-out, three-month residencies, including Jackmaster, Bicep, Eats Everything and, most recently, Heidi.
Next up, D&B legend Andy C will take to the decks for a three-month stint, running from Friday 6th January to Friday 31st March next year.
The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) have launched a campaign, titled Save Nightlife, to show their support for fabric’s #SaveOurCulture fund, as well as lobby MPs and Councillors across Britain.
As part of the Save Nightlife campaign, the NTIA has produced a film at fabric with director Adi Kerr. You can watch the trailer for it below.
Many artists with a history at fabric have contributed, including Artwork, Andy C, MJ Cole, Jon Rundell, Kate Simko, Cultureshock, Majestic, Bill Brewster and Huxley, who all voice their support for the movement.
Artwork has made a video plea for donations to fabric’s #SaveOurCulture campaign, ahead of the Farringdon venue’s appeal on Monday 28th November, after their license was revoked by Islington Council last month (September).
Put together with the Night Time Industries Association, the video appeal includes appearances from Andy C, Jon Rundell, Kate Simko, Huxley and many more. You can watch it in full below.