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Wellington Anniversary Weekend 2015 Northern Bass and Bass Frontiers team up once again to bring you the Northern Bass Encore Tour featuring the number one drum and bass DJ in the world Andy C!
Announcing: Northern Bass Encore - Andy C + GQ NZ Tour!
Get the New Year crew back together, track down that girl/guy/fellow raver you met at NB 14/15 and join Andy C + GQ:
"NZ crowds know their stuff and you can't just come out and play stuff they already know. You gotta have the freshest of the fresh in the box." - Andy C
Andy C is one of the reasons that drum and bass has such a following in New Zealand. He has been coming here for years and giving us flawless performances, memorable nights and sneak peeks at all the new tracks we can't wait to hear again.
"NZ crowds know their stuff and you can't just come out and play stuff they already know. You gotta have the freshest of the fresh in the box."
Andy C is known as the world's biggest drum and bass DJ. He wins awards all over the show, his label Ram Records releases some of the biggest tracks in dnb and with seemingly endless energy, Andy tours the world - smashing every single gig.
A reputation as one of the most significant British artists in global dance music has been hard earned, but it’s hard to place the tipping points. Was it his performance at Radio 1’s Hackney weekend, where his set was watched online by more people than either Jay Z or Rihanna? When he performed to 85,000 people at Glastonbury in 2013? Or when his remix of Major Lazer charted on iTunes after being added to the Radio 1 Playlist?
Andy’s success and status as a festival main stage headliner and DJ who guarantees sell-out roadblocks are driven by a phenomenal work ethic and the kind of tour schedule that makes rock bands look like part-timers.
Andy’s main signature motif as a DJ is that he’s guaranteed to be packing tracks that no other DJ has. Hunting, digging, searching and signing: he is constantly immersed in new music. Not only does this ensure a wholly unique experience when you see him live, but it also gives Ram Records a front row seat when it comes to spotting new artists… As the likes of Loadstar, Wilkinson, Calyx & TeeBee, Frankee, Delta Heavy, Culture Shock, DC Breaks, Hamilton, Mind Vortex, Chords and many more exciting talents will happily confirm.
GQ is godfather and one of the founding voices of drum and bass. He was in the game before drum and bass even existed... he was there at the start and is still going strong.
Drum and bass has developed at a drastic rate, yet certain themes and characteristics have remained - The charisma, presence and distinctive sound of MC GQ is one such characteristic… MC-ing at the top of the chain for more than 15 years has taken GQ to all the corners of the globe, seen him achieve chart success, and even given him the opportunity to establish his very own record label 'Emcee Recordings'.
Music has been a big part of GQ's life for as long as he can remember: whether he was listening to his Dad's records or tagging along with his brothers soul & funk system, GQ has always been surrounded by music and always keen to be part of it. At school GQ and friend Det (MC) would freestyle along to beats banged out on their desks: but it was watching his neighbour DJ Ron on the TNT system that influenced him to pick up the mic and it was with his good friend Spoony that he managed to find his own unique sound. These were the solid foundations on which his career was built.
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