Whether he’s writing songs, remixing, producing, or performing, Andy Caldwell has one goal—to make
With a consistency that’s hard to match, the accomplished California electronic music impresario
time and time again concocts dance floor anthems that emanate undeniable, invigorating energy. His
intoxicating DJ sets have won over fans everywhere from Australia and Berlin to San Francisco and Las
Vegas. He’s built a reliable brand with Uno Recordings and his much lauded mix CDs. If one thing is for
certain, Caldwell is known for setting off clubs on stage as a DJ as well as an artist.
The syncopated synths of buzz-worthy single "Superfunkidiculous" officially announced Caldwell’s arrival
in 1994. Then, embracing the chilled-out, high-class vibe of San Francisco electro, Caldwell went from
that introductory track to forming the down-tempo chill trendsetter band Soulstice. Along the way, his
productions garnered two Grammy nominations. His work with Kaskade on the single “Sorry” snagged a
nomination for Best Remixed Recording in 2008, as did his original track “Funk Nasty” featuring Gramma
Funk whose Wolfgang Gartner Remix received a Best Remixed Recording nod in 2011.
These days Caldwell is fusing the undulating energy of his live performances with his studio savvy to
crank out propulsive House cuts that’ll ignite dancing everywhere from Ibiza to Miami as he continues to
blaze new trails with a distinct versatility and virtuosity . His most recent work brandishes a House music
spark, while emphasizing his classical training and immersion in club culture.
“I’m focusing on pure groove and melody,” reveals Caldwell. “With my new music, I’m honing in on
what makes people want to dance.”
Caldwell remains connected to his home state on a deep level. Growing up in Santa Cruz, establishing
his professional persona in San Francisco, and now residing in Los Angeles, he’s embedded himself in
every facet of the California lifestyle. Right now, L.A.’s fast-paced hot nightlife continues to inspire his
current creations. "I'm one-hundred percent a product of California,” he declares. “I'm a Cali kid, and it’s
a big part of my music.
Ultimately, versatility and adaptability propel Caldwell at light speed alongside the genre’s
luminaries. “You have to evolve,” he concludes. “Change is the only real constant in life so you have
to embrace that and ride the wave." They’ll undoubtedly be dancing endlessly along to Andy Caldwell’s
music for a long time to come.
— Rick Florino, May 2011