Andy C

drum and bass, drum n bass, jungle, dnb

Bio

At the age of 15, together with Ant, Andy created magnum opus, ‘Valley of the Shadows (31 Seconds)’ under their Origin Unknown alias. Often referred to as the ‘darkcore prototype’, the track won Best Hardcore Tune at the 1993 Hardcore Dance Awards where Andy also collected the prize for Best Newcomer.

Andy Clarke began experimenting with programming breaks as a teenager; he met Ant Miles at the studios where he was working through a family connection. They began working together in Ant’s converted garage studio where Andy nurtured what was to become a sublime talent for chopping up and re-programming breaks. Andy then decided to set up his own label in early 1992 with a budget of £1000. RAM – so named due to Andy’s star sign, Aries – launched with his solo debut and now-highly-collectable ‘Sour Mash EP’.

At the age of 15, together with Ant, Andy created magnum opus, ‘Valley of the Shadows (31 Seconds)’ under their Origin Unknown alias. Often referred to as the ‘darkcore prototype’, the track won Best Hardcore Tune at the 1993 Hardcore Dance Awards where Andy also collected the prize for Best Newcomer. By this time, his DJing career had begun to progress at a meteoric rate; he had a show on pirate station, Cyndicut FM and secured slots at key raves including Imagination, Club Elevation, Dreamscape, Innovation and Telepathy, where he became a resident. By 1994 together with Ant, he assumed another alias, Desired State, delivering masterpieces like ‘Beyond Bass’ and ‘Here And Now’. In the same year, he began to branch out with collaborations, connecting with DJ Randall to create dancefloor smash, ‘Sound Control’. Subsequent studio hook ups would involve Shimon and Moving Fusion.