Andy C ft. Tonn Piper
Andy C’s career has been nothing short of a phenomenon. An underground icon, he sold out Wembley Arena, he’s collected over 40 awards to date, with 2018 plaudits including DJ Mag (Best British DJ), DNBA (Best DJ), Top 100 DJs Poll (Highest Drum & Bass DJ), and the Ibiza DJ Awards (Best Bass DJ).
One of the hardest working DJs on the circuit, Andy regularly plays headline slots at the world’s greatest festivals and continues to take his genre to new shores across the globe.
A reputation as one of the most significant British artists in global dance music has been hard earned, but it’s hard to place the tipping points. Was it his performance at Radio 1’s Hackney weekend in 2012, where his set was watched online by more people than either Jay Z or Rihanna? When he performed to 85,000 people at Glastonbury in 2013? When he sold out Brixton Academy in 10 minutes in 2015 or Wembley Arena in 2018?
Andy’s fans are used to seeing his travels across the globe on social media, from arriving at a Las Vegas show in a helicopter, to larking about at 4am at a Midlands motorway service station. But as someone who’s been pretty much constantly on the road for 25 years, he takes his career very seriously. He spends hours at home mixing, practising, and putting together his sets with the care of someone who is as obsessed by the music he plays now as when he cut his teeth in his teens.
Andy’s success and status as a festival main stage headliner is driven by a phenomenal work ethic and the kind of tour schedule that makes rock bands look like part-timers. But as the owner and figurehead for Ram Records, Andy’s also nurtured and developed huge headline artists such as Chase & Status, Wilkinson and Sub Focus, turning it into one of the world’s most respected independent operations across recordings and events alike.
Andy’s main signature motif as a DJ is that he’s guaranteed to be packing tracks that no other DJ has. Hunting, digging, searching and signing: he is constantly immersed in new music, ensuring a wholly unique experience when you see him live.