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Andy C

UK drum & bass DJ/producer

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Biography

Andy C, born Andrew John Clarke, is an English DJ and producer and co-founder of the RAM Recording Studio. He was born in Walsall.[citation needed] He is the son of Mick Clarke, bass player and founder member of the Rubettes.[citation needed] Andy Clarke attended Emerson Park School in Hornchurch.[citation needed]

He is considered a pioneering force in the drum and bass genre. He specialises in fast mixing, often employing three turntables.[citation needed]A signature mixing style of Andy is what he refers to as "The Double Drop" - lining up 2 tunes so the baselines heaviest baselines drop at the same time on both tracks. Known to push himself harder with his mixing skills, Andy C has often organised events where he DJs for 6 hours solid.

Early Career

Andy C was a DJ in his own right but gained a strong reputation and more bookings off the back of the hugely successful Valley of The Shadows track, an early drum and bass track that walked the line perfectly between hardcore and drum and bass just as the genres were starting to split. The track created and released by Origin Unknown - The name Andy C and Ant Miles use when recording together, often referred to as 31 seconds or long dark tunnel because of the samples, used a heavy bassline, bell samples and a rolling drum track to produce a popular, easy to recognise track that was easy to mix and became a favourite in dance floors at raves across the UK and beyond. The track was released as an EP in 1993 http://www.discogs.com/artist/2169-Origin-Unknown and has been remixed and re-released several times, and is widely recognised as one of the most influential drum and bass tunes of the early 90s. His signature look (Andy C is rarely seen without a baseball cap) and always dances and jumps about behind the decks when playing make him a recognisable figure.

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  • Founded Frequency and RAM Records

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