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.
Pendulum, RAM Records boss Andy C and Dutch trio Noisia are set to headline the 2018 edition of Let It Roll festival, taking place in Czech Republic from 2nd to 4th August.
The gargantuan event is the world's biggest drum & bass festival, and this year brings 330 of the genre's best and brightest to its home at the Milovice Airfield near Prague.
DJ Fresh's beloved junglist roller 'Gatekeeper' gets a reworking from rising talent Sound In Noise this month.
The Estonian up-and-comer beefs up Fresh's original with roaring, overdriven bass blasts and a playful percussive line running through the mix.
S.I.N.'s remix comes as part of a massive collection celebrating 25 years of Andy C's drum & bass powerhouse, RAM Records.
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".