Andy Caldwell first hit the scene in 1994 with his debut single “Superfunkidiculous” which quickly became an underground club hit, leading to a collaboration project with childhood friend Gabriel RenÃ©. The pair (along with sultry singer/songwriter Gina RenÃ© and turntablist Mei-Lwun Yee) formed the highly acclaimed outfit Soulstice. Caldwell and RenÃ© produced and wrote music for the band’s stellar 2001 debut Illusion and subsequent remix collection Mixed Illusions (both released on San Francisco’s seminal electronic imprint OM Records).
As a solo artist, Andy has produced a steady stream of quality releases for OM Records, Naked Music, UK-based deep house imprint Inspirit Music and for Deep Dish’s renowned Yoshitoshi Recordings’ sub-label Shinichi. Andy has also become an in-demand remixer supplying his trademark signature to releases from artists like Miguel Migs, Narcotic Thrust and Hani as well as releasing collaborative singles with the likes of Kaskade and Jay-J.
Throughout his career his works have appeared on numerous compilations such as Mark Farina’s widely popular Mushroom Jazz series (OM), Deep Dish’s massive Global Underground: Toronto, as well as on collections from Hed Kandi, Renaissance and Naked Music. He’s also dj-mixed two volumes of Inspirit Music’s Insoul Sessions (UK) and compiled a Sounds of Om collection.
Over the past three years, Andy has focused on touring as a DJ, affording him an opportunity to share his love of music with fans around the world, playing records in every major city on every continent. In 2004, he and longtime colleague Bob Haynes (of Inspirit Music) launched their own Uno Recordings imprint, a joint label dedicated to edgy, experimental music laced with soulful songwriting, strong vocal performances and musicality. With a growing roster that includes Caldwell, Mei-Lwun, Behrouz, Yoshimoto and Soulstice, the fledgling imprint has already made its mark on the electronic and dance music industry. On Late Night with Andy Caldwell, he digs deep into his crates to construct a luxuriant midnight oasis rich with mood-enhancing grooves and radiant textures. This dynamic tour-dE Force is an eclectic yet sensuous late night mix of deep house and organic jazz-inflected grooves with a gritty electro edge. With an arsenal of essential tunes that Embody San Francisco’s warm, soul-stirring tones, Chicago’s pulsating jazzy-house bounce, Detroit’s gritty and futuristic techno-funk, West London’s rudeboy swagger, and Germany’s minimal tech-house washes, this collection is a sparkling reminder of just how brilliant house music can be.