When it comes to drum 'n' bass, there are few names as prolific as Andy C. The Ram Records boss and worldwide selector has been making waves since he exploded onto the scene nearly 25 years ago.
The pioneer ranked number four in our Greatest DJs Of All Time poll back in 2011, the highest ranking UK DJ, and cuts like 'Body Rock' and his remix of 'Circles' by Adam F still do damage whenever they're dropped.
His curation on Ram has seen him bring through mammoth artists like Chase & Status, Sub Focus and more recently Wilkinson, one of the genre's biggest crossover acts.
With a new EP dropping via Ram on February 19, we can expect more fire from the boss but all roads lead to Alexandra Palace as Andy will host an all-night session at the legendary venue on March 24.
For his Selects playlist, Andy has drawn for the classics. The tracks that have influenced him and the cuts that have had him moving. It's a step away from dnb but that's what we like. Get to know what makes Andy C tick.
Young MC 'Know How'
Apache break, funk bass, shaft wah sample, young mc...oooooffffff!
Deadmau5 & Kascade 'I Remember'
The chord sequence = Perfection! Huge one from the Mau5Daryl Hall & John Oates 'I Can't Go For That' (No Can Do)
This reminds me of New York City more than anything else.Stevie Wonder 'Higher GroundThe ultimate! As far as I'm concerned, Stevie Wonder is it.
The Chemical Brothers 'Get Yourself High'
The Chems at their sublime best.
The Prodigy 'Climbatize'
An afterparty special!! A Fat of the Land gem.
Stone Roses 'Fools Gold'
Mani, Reni, Squire & Brown...Feel the funk!
Alan Braxe & Fred Falke 'Intro'
The End and Neil Mitchell's last set in Room 2...100% vibes!
Layo & Bushwacka! 'Love Story'
The men from The End... This is an absolute classicTheme For Great Cities - Simple Minds (Sons & Fascination LP)
When Centreforce FM opened our minds to everything.
Lennie De Ice 'We Are I E' (Original Extended edit)
My first rave amen experience!! I still play it today.
CJ Bolland 'Sugar is Sweeter' (Armand Drum n Bass Mix)
Saw Prince Naseem Hamed walk into the boxing ring to this...the place went mad!
Laurent Garner 'Man With the Red Face'
I was lucky enough to witness a 6hr set by this man at The End...he drew this at 11am!
Final Cut Presents True Faith 'Take Me Away' (Pin-Up Girls Remix) [feat. Bridgett Grace]
THE all time classic version of Take Me Away, an incredible record.
Manix 'Feel Real Good'
Reinforced Records equal pioneers. No question about it.
Nuyourican Soul 'It's Alright, I Feel It'
The title says it all!
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