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20
 
Birthday :
1984-06-01
 
Age :
33
 
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Andy C
 
About Me :
Rob’s journey through music to find drum ‘n bass is diverse at best. Starting in the car as a kid listening to his Dad play Meat Loaf’s “Bat Out of Hell” album on loop, Rob started off on his quest to find the right sound.
Unfortunately this has meant turning over many different rocks. The first piece of music he ever had in his possession was the “Dangerous” album by Michael Jackson, and for reasons that will probably never be explained (and perhaps it is best they aren’t) he learnt all the lyrics of the entire album. This kicked off a Michael Jackson phase, going from Thriller to Bad until he got bored and started rinsing “Do ya think I’m sexy” by Rod Stewart, and then various Michael Bolton and Chris De Burgh albums. He even went to see De Burgh in concert in Manchester with his parents. This early musical phase was known as The Great Misjudgement.
As he grew older, his taste diversified. After his Dad bizarrely bought his 75 year old Grandfather a “Now 26” tape for Christmas (and it was flatly refused) an 8 year old Rob accosted said cassette and his eyes were opened to the heady world of pop music. “Go West” became an inexplicable favourite and he begun to watch The Chart Show on ITV. It was here that he made his first breakthrough into electronical music listening after falling for “Swamp Thing” by The Grid. This triggered an early love of Techno/Dance around the age of 10, as he bought all The Grid albums and would borrow Helter Skelter tapes off a mate from school and revered in the tune “No Good, Start The Dance” by Prodigy, playing the tape so much it went muffled and couldn’t be played again. It was around this time he heard his first ever jungle track “Incredible” by General Levy on a Smash Hits ‘94 double pack. This was also rinsed to the point of no return. His parents must have wondered what this 10 year old was going to grow up to be. A later “Now” CD saw him fall in love with the track “Inner City Life” by Goldie as he was again given another nudge by his future mistress dnb. Later at Grammar school came the whole hardcore love phase. Initiated via a Dreamscape 23 DJ Producer set, it progressed through the Hardcore Heaven Series, Bonkers - even dabbling into the darker gabba-esque sounds of DJ Loftgroover and Speedcore/Industrial Techno. Rob was starting to near his final destination.
One evening he stumbled across a BBC2 documentary late at night on a certain LTJ Bukem. He was taken by the different style but after it had finished he forgot about it until a soiree into Mix Music soon after, a local CD shop, wearing his trademark black puffa jacket. Said jacket was so big it knocked a CD off a shelf and Rob went to pick it up - clocking the name Bukem and remembering the documentary decided to give it a try. That evening was tantamount to de-virginisation and Rob clearly remembers being bowled over by each and every tune on the album, going downstairs to jabber at his Mum that he’d just heard the greatest music ever even though she just stared blindly through him. Further GLR compilations were acquired and soon a pair of Soundlab DLP1’s were bought age 16 and Rob began collecting/mixing GLR records.
He branched out around age 17/18 and started picking up Ninja Tune pieces, seeing as he was going through his stoner phase the stuff was a near perfect companion to those nights in supposedly studying AS Levels. He got into this and left GLR alone for a bit, and when he went to Uni got more into hiphop until a mate introduced him to a mix CD named “Nightlife” by Andy C. And that was it, the handle. Sending for his decks in the second year, dnb was back on the map and the vinyl started flooding in from Ram, BBK, Hospital, Soul:R et all.
His first DJ appearance did not go well. It was a Uni DJ Competition, he was battered, and lost the plot. To many it was funny but there were no smiles the morning after. Rob persevered and the second competiton faired better - although Rob did still not actually know how to mix properly i.e to adjust the pitch, merely he would lace tunes into each other so they sounded ok. Beat matching was not something he was au fait with. That came one evening after 2 pipes of skunk and a dabble with “Nature of The Beast LP” by Drumsound and Simon Bassline Smith sometime in 2004. And thus the style you hear today was born. Brief encounters with DJ Trickles at her studio in Barnet produced a few CD’s and competition appearances that did not amount to much in essence, and ever since Rob has been secured a residency for Eastern Promise night at Whitechapel and has become a regular on UK Bass Radio, Aftershock Radio, KunninMindz, RuffRadio and now the Rather Excellent Nu-Perception.com, where he likes to go mental and play as many tunes 1992-present day in his two hour sets as possible.
 
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2008-01-31
 
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