Hailing from Blackpool the North of England, Andy was brought up listening to Funk, Latin, Soul, Jazz Funk, Northern Soul and Disco – these elements are very distinctive in his productions and his Dj sets.
Andy Edit | Souldrop | Collective Souls Project | Blackpool, UK
DJ, Artist, Producer, Label Owner
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Andy runs his own label Edit Records
Andy Edit has been in the game for 29 years as a DJ and 4 as a producer. Hailing from Blackpool the North of England, Andy was brought up listening to Funk, Latin, Soul, Jazz Funk, Northern Soul and Disco – These elements are very distinctive in his productions and his Dj sets. His take on house music is rooted in this tradition having a childhood where inspirational artists and music were the norm, first playing at one of Blackpools iconic venues The Adam & Eve nightclub, Sequins, Hacketts, Zone & Just Ji’s leading the way for involvement alongside the early pioneers of Underground House in the late 80s and regular DJ slots and the Infamous Blackburn & Revenge Warehouse parties in Blackburn & Lancashire including regular gigs at Blackburns famous Monroes nightclub, The Park Hall nightclub at Charnock Richard. and eventually becoming a resident at Blackpools Cotton Club.
As that scene drew to a close in late 1991 Andy found himself moving away from the at time new wave of Italian piano house music and upped sticks for the warmth & headonisity of Ibiza. Andys time in Ibiza was well spent and for 3 years he found himself a regular guest at the clubs biggest & most legendary venues like Bar M which became Manumission at former iconic venue ‘KU’, Pacha, Space, Es Paradise, Cafe Del Mar and a whole host of other venues dotted across this beautiful Island.
On his return to the UK and found himself again playing regular guest gigs in the North West and trips down to London to play at ‘Heaven’ under he arches, Back 2 Basics in Leeds and various venues in Birmingham including The Custard Factory & and what went on to become Gatecrasher. In 2001 Andy took a step back from Djing to concentrate on a new career in the IT industry but by 2005 the wheels of steel or wheels of plastic as it was now becoming with the advent of CD Decks had Andy hooked once more as he took up a weekly residency at Blackpools Bar Red while playing regular guest spots at the ever increasing Oldskool nights around Northern England.
Having previously released under the guise of Dreamscape back in 1992 Andy now delivers house music as Andy Edit, the name taken from Edit Records which Andy founded in Nov 2011. Since then the Djaying has taken a slight back seat since the closure of Blackpools Bar137 where Andy ran a monthly event aptly called ‘Edit’ with regular guests such as Groove Assassin, MoodyManc & legendary American producer & DJ John Morales. Previously Andy has worked with a wide range of Djs including Sasha, Nipper, Dave Seaman, Laurent Garnier, Rob Tissera, John Kelly, Rocky & Diesel, Rado 1s Fergie, Graeme Park, DJ Romain, Groove Assassin & John Morales to name just a handful playing at some of the UK & Ibizas most famous clubs.
Recent releases on Andys Edit Records have meant Andy Edits tracks have been played by the likes of DJ’s Moodymanc, Deejay Mannix, Hippie Torrales, Tony Humphries Etc as well as being aired on Radio 1 introducing with his own productions & various other collaborations with Triggerfunk a band Andy started with long time friends Dave ‘Davos’ Clough & DJ Reg, Zero Mustafa a recent collaboration with Steven ‘Bon’ Scott, a regular Artist on the ever expanding Edit Records!
Reading the crowd and building a groove is Andy’s speciality which means his sets are always interesting and a spot on narrative of the best house music around.
SInce 2011 Andys repertoire of productions & remixes has been steadily on the up having written, produced and released 8 tracks + 6 remixes.
Currently Andy is working on 15+ projects including solo material & remixes along with several collaborations, this coupled with the recent expansion of the record label to incorporate 3 further sub-labels catering for Deep & minimal Tech/Leftfield (Edit Green), Nu-Disco, Nu-Soul/Funk, Disco & Edits (Edit Blue), Big room/Electro Club House (Edit Red) and of course the Original Edit Records (Yellow) covering Deep & Soulful, Afrobeat, Latin House & Disco House.
At present Andy spends nearly every free minute in Edit Records Studio playing catch up for all the years he wishes he’d been been more creative so watch this space as the future is looking promising with lots more to come!