For drum and bass, just as Andy

Art April 26, 2013 00:00

By The Nation

The best in the business arrives at Sonic on Tuesday

Essex, England, native Andy C (real name Andrew Clarke) is responsible for revolutionising drum and bass. Regularly hailed as one of the best DJs in his genre, he has won countless awards and huge public acclaim. Honing his DJ skills and playing gigs since he was old enough to enter clubs, Andy C is considered a pioneering force in the drum and bass genre thanks to his innovative mind and fast mixing that often employs three turntables.

He has been voted number one drum and bass DJ during his two-decade career. In 2011 he won the Best DJ title in the 2011 Drum and Bass Arena Awards. The following year, he won Best DJ title in the 2012 Drum and Bass Awards and his label RAM records won best label.

Years spent building an esteemed profile on the rave scene led him to founding Ram Records with Ant Miles and creating massive remixes for the likes of Busta Rhymes and Jay-Z. Today with Shimon, Red One, Moving Fusion and Sub Focus on their books, Ram Records are producing massive hits such as Chase & Status’ “Pieces ft Plan B”.

While Clarke kept himself busy with a tireless DJ schedule during the first decade of the new millennium, Ram was busy too – signing up the brightest sparks from the drum and bass new wave of producers.

Among these were two names that have since become some of the biggest producers working in electronic music today, Sub Focus and Chase & Status, who have both gone on the record as expressing their gratitude for Andy’s role in their unprecedented success as producers.

Despite this incredible career, the future is set for only bigger and better things for a man who has dedicated the vast majority of his life to the music he loves and believes in.

After a year that saw him unleash the latest Nightlife, moving the Ram nights to London’s Fabric super-club, signing a whole raft of fresh talent to the label aThe best in the business arrives at Sonic on Tuesdaynd even lecturing at Oxford University, as the new decade develops the man they call “the Executioner” isn’t softening up. In fact, he’s sharpening his axe.

The Bangkok gig is supported by Sabre (Metalheadz) and Delorean (Phatfunk).


Andy C peforms at Sonic on Ekkamai on Tuesday.