Andy C has announced his Xmas Party at Printworks in London.
The mammoth gathering will take place on Saturday 7th December, running from midday to 11PM. The drum 'n' bass goliath has lined up an enviable guest list for the occasion featuring icons of the scene and fresh upstarts alike.
Standout billings include b2bs from DJ Storm and Bailey, Mark XTC and Northbase, Nicky Blackmarket and Ray Keith, Unknown Error and Contakt, and Randall and Dillinja. Legendary sparring partners Ed Rush and Optical will also team up in the booth.
Andy C has claimed the Highest Drum & Bass award once again in this year’s DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll - climbing 11 spots on last year’s position to sit at No.79 and serving as the only entry from the genre.
Starting the year with a 12-week residency at XOYO in London, for which he invited a representative cross-section of drum & bass DJs old and new, Andy pretty much sold out each of the nights in the series.
Carl Cox b2b Jamie Jones, Charlotte de Witte, The Black Madonna, Bicep, Andy C and more are confirmed for Arcadia's new 50-metre high stage at Glastonbury.
The area is consistently one of the most impressive at the festival, or any other the crew collaborate with, thanks to the dramatic aesthetics, pyrotechnic effects and huge bookings, with the most iconic setup involving an enormous fire-breathing robot spider.
Sonár has confirmed a further wave of acts for this summer's event, including Dax J (who will play b2b with Blawan), Andy C and The Matthew Herbert Brexit Big Band. The latter will play the festival's closing concert.
Honey Dijon and Louie Vega are scheduled to play b2b together for the first time, while there are also newly confirmed slots from Afrodeutsche, Acid Arab, PAN label head Bill Kouligas and Neon Chambers, the collaborative project of Sigha and Kangding Ray.
Harriet Jaxxon epitomises the dream of the self-made DJ. Born and raised in the small Kentish town of Whitstable, when she was just a child her jungle-loving father’s record collection led her to the sounds of DJ Ron’s ‘African Charm’ and Roni Size’s ‘Sound Advice’. “Those two tracks are the ones that for me stick out as two jungle tracks that I discovered before I knew what jungle was,” she tells DJ Mag.
Andy C has been locked to return for his second residency at XOYO London. He's the first artist to be invited back to helm the club’s much-loved residency series.
The drum & bass DJ’s second stint at XOYO will run on Fridays for 13 weeks from 4th January until 29th March 2019, with the full line-up to be announced this Thursday, 29th November.
Andy C will play all-night long for the opening and closing parties. Tickets for those events go on sale this Thursday 29th November, with the general sale to follow this Friday 30th November.
Andy C quite literally made history at the weekend, becoming the first ever drum & bass DJ to headline the SSE Arena next door to Wembley stadium in London.
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.
Andy C will perform the first ever all-night event at London’s SSE Arena in Wembley on Saturday 17th November. He has sold out tickets to the event in just three days.
Set to run from 10pm to 5am, Andy C All Night Wembley will be a landmark occasion in the venue’s long and prestigious history.
Following slots at Brixton Academy, Alexandra Palace and a sold-out 13 week residency at XOYO, the show marks the latest in a series of events in the capital for the legendary DJ and owner of RAM Records.