From: Hornchurch, Essex, UK
DJ style: Drum & bass
Best known for: Drum & bass, baby!
Fave tune of 2018: “Bungle ‘Cocooned VIP’.”
Breakthrough DJ/ producer of 2018: “Benny L.”
Andy C is a man of contrasts; last year’s biggest moment for him was his 13- week residency at London’s XOYO where he took things back to the intimate underground setting in which he cut his teeth and developed his style. This year’s biggest moment will be his largest ever headline show as he takes over the Wembley Arena for one of his famous six-hour All Night sets on 17th November.
He’ll be the first artist ever to perform there with a late licence. “It’s surreal,” admits Andy, who’s spent another year headlining festivals and touring almost every continent. “The amount of people I see who say ‘see you at Wembley mate’ is mad. It seems to have struck a chord with people, and I love that.” Despite his infamous gig schedule, he’s been in the studio “for months — probably more than ever before”, and will drop new music in 2019. “Each year I’m thankful that I’ve got the best job in the world, I get to play the music I love and help other artists get heard,” he tells DJ Mag.
Words: DAVE JENKINS