After years spent out raving to a soundtrack of hardcore, techno, D&B, house, breaks & more Andy decided it was time to step the other side of the decks and A:B:S was born. Although originally making his name as a breaks DJ, A:B:S’s sound has evolved into a mixture of techno, electro house & breaks, complete with a hefty dose of acid for good measure. The epitome of Tech-Funk.
Over 6 years since his first gig and A:B:S has played in numerous venues around the East of England alongside the likes of Riva Starr, Tom Hades, Plump DJs, Elite Force, Specimen A, Frogs In Socks, Apply The Breaks, Funkasaurus, DK (Ninja Tune), DJ Cheeba & Drums Of Death amongst others. As well as venturing further afield to play his first festival gig at NASSfest 08 alongside Merka and Ben & Lex. In June 2010 he played his long overdue first London gig supporting the legendary Basement Jaxx. August 2011 saw him become a resident with the Tech-Funk Depot, starting off by supporting Hybrid & Dave Spoon in Brixton, following on to playing at Lot 49’s Fracture Halloween party alongside Meat Katie & Vandal. In summer 2012 A:B:S also made a return to the festival circuit playing at Strawberry Fields in Leicester followed up with a triumphant set at Jelly Fest in Norfolk. 2012 has shown just what versatility A:B:S has, from playing pounding techno in a grimey basement party one week to supporting the Plump DJs the next.
Andy launched his own clubnight called Mind-Funk in December 2011. Based at Tribal Underground nightclub in Colchester, Mind-Funk is all about presenting the cream of the Tech-Funk crop alongside up and coming talent from near & far. Since it's inception Mind-Funk has seen the likes of Meat Katie, Elite Force, Dopamine, Rektchordz, Lee Coombs, Hedflux, Caninesounds, Vandal, Neurodriver, Ways & Means & The Omega Men all grace the decks.
Never one to just sit back, and not content with just DJing & promoting, A:B:S has now stepped into the world of production. His debut single 'Seqtronic' gathered attention from a number of labels in the scene and was quickly snapped up by established Bristol based Dead Famous Records, released in October 2012. Since then he's gone on to remix Vandal's epic 'Vision In Leather' single, Ways & Means' glitch hop track Don't Think Not and Dirt Revolver's Soul Surfer single which hit No 32 in the Beatport Breaks chart. His next single 'Frostbite' carried on from this and hit number 27. A:B:S also has many more tracks and remixes forthcoming on Aux, Benefit & Australia's Box Set Records as well as a number of collaborations in the pipeline.
Over the years Andy has also been a regular radio host spending 2 years hosting the &rt;&rt;Forward Thinking&rt;&rt; show on iBreaks radio, then in 2010 moving to Breakspoll award nominated Rough Tempo where he spent 2 years hosting a weekly show pushing a more techno orientated sound, until leaving in October 2012 to dedicate his time to production.