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I am currently looking to release my 1st production project “Ruffness” I would say my “sound” is a mixture of Funky and Electro flavoured House, with dabblings in Breaks and Drum & Bass. Learning production basics back in my early days, music was always going to be a big part of my life. My influences include: – Fatboy Slim, Faithless, ATFC, Massive Attack, Moby, Kosheen, Prodigy, Tom Glide (aka Beatcrusher), Sean Biddle, DJ SS, Ray Keith to name but a few…
Things clicked when he started GCSE music in the early years. He was introduced to MIDI and Sequencing (Cubase) which he soon started playing with at home with an Atari STE, a basic MIDI keyboard and drum machine.
After leaving school he started buying records and going clubbing, you could say he was hooked on the music; clubs like Seduction (Lido Complex, Margate), Vivid (Paradise Club, Islington) and Lazerdrome (Peckham Rye) were big influences on his style.
Andy bought a set of 1210’s and was now spending most of his time mixing and learning how it’s done, London record shops like Blackmarket, Unity & City Sounds were his source of great vinyl.
He started playing Drum & Bass sets on a couple of small pirate stations and private parties.
House clubs like Leisure Lounge (Holborn) and Cafe De Paris (Leicester Square) were the next scene to party at, and are what he remembers most; he was converted but still loved the Drum & Bass sound.
The last 8 or so years has seen Andy learning more technical stuff due to his current job (Computer engineer), this has been a big boost to his understanding of the technology and only compliments the music.
His typical selection would include Funky & Club House, hard(ish) House plus a few classic floor fillers that most would find hard to resist; currently you can find him entertaining listeners on The 4over4 Show ( rautemusik.fm ) as well as gigs in and around London