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fabric’s #SaveOurCulture campaign, ahead of the Farringdon venue’s appeal on Monday 28th November, after their license was revoked by Islington Council last month (September).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.
Bad Company UK — the legendary drum & bass four-piece formed of DJ Fresh, Exit Records boss dBridge, Vegas and Maldini — have officially signed to Andy C's mighty RAM Records.
Bugged Out have announced their January 2017 Weekender event at Butlin's, Bognor Regis has been cancelled.
In a statement issued via the Bugged Out website, the brand has thanked all previous attendees for their support of over the past five years of Weekender events, promising full refunds for anyone who has already purchased a ticket and that the team is already "working on a new date and location".
Andy C is set to takeover Margate's retro themepark, Dreamland, for a special all-day drum & bass bonanza hosted by BuggedOut!, City Sound Project and ESF Events.
On Sunday 25th September from 2pm until 10pm, the RAM Records honcho will be dropping earth-shattering beats by the bucketload, showing off why he's become one of the scene's most renowned DJs both technically and as a selector.
Handling mic duties on the day will be veteran Manchester MC, Tonn Piper, making the event a double whammy of d&b goodness!
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We’re giving away 2 pairs of VIP tickets to Andy C’s biggest solo UK gig to date, an ‘All Night’ event at London’s legendary Alexandra Palace on March 24th.
Playing to a colossal 10,000 drum and bass fans, his last London date, at the O2 Academy Brixton in October, sold out in just 10 minutes, and was the precursor to the legendary DJs’ winter ‘All Night’ UK tour that took in Motion in Bristol, Birmingham’s Rainbow Warehouse, Newcastle’s Digital, Manchester’s Warehouse Project, and beyond.
Sony BMG has made a “strategic” investment in Andy C’s seminal drum and bass label Ram Records to take it “to the next level”.
Andy C will remain in charge alongside his business partner Scott Bourne — but the label will now be bolstered by BMG’s sizeable infrastructure and resources.
The legendary DJ and producer said: “We have worked with lots of companies over the years, but BMG really get it. We have been incredibly impressed by Alexi and her team, and we are very excited at being able to tap into BMG’s infrastructure and resources.”