Andy Buchan Loaded/See You Next Friday
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Sheikh approved DJ* Andy Buchan, has been playing in Dubai for over 8 years and in that time played funk, soul, disco, nu-disco, hip hop, indie, indie-electro, breakbeat, speed garage, bassline and gabber sets (OK, the last one is made up).
Always straddling the line between cool and commercial, and with a treasure trove of unique and club-ready edits, he has carved out a hugely popular niche for himself in Dubai’s burgeoning club scene.
He's a growing producer, with 4 EPs and counting on Infusion Records, which have all been well received in the Middle East, and was recently awarded an 8/10 review from DJ Magazine. Alongside that, he's released on Gold Drama Records, with up-coming tracks on VL, Bootleg Social and Dear Deer in summer 2015.
As the founder and resident DJ of See You Next Friday, he's been nominated as the city's best DJ by Time Out Dubai several times, while SYNF won the Best Alternative Night Award in 2011 and 2012 and was highly commended in 2013. He's held down regular slots at 360 and Trilogy, two of the best venues in the city. He has also held down residencies at Alpha, Chi, The Apartment and the legendary iBO. Alongside that, Andy runs the city's leading alternative night, Loaded, which offers a playlist that veers from 50s rock and roll to hip hop, and everything else in between.
During his time in Dubai, he’s warmed up for...
Fatboy Slim, Chase & Status, Basement Jaxx, Mark Ronson, Todd Terje, Beady Eye, Ian Brown, Pendulum, Calvin Harris, Cypress Hill, Josh Wink, 2ManyDJs, Stanton Warriors, Sneaky Sound System, The Scratch Perverts, New Young Pony Club, Darren Emerson (Underworld), Tom Middleton, Andy Smith (Portishead), Ladytron, Cagedbaby, The Freestylers, The Glimmers, Cypress Hill, Chicken Lips and loads more … and they all said he was the best warm up DJ playing that night.**
Andy has also DJ'd for several fashion brands including New Look, Giles Deacon, Gap, Adidas, Fred Perry and Puma, and was one of the first pioneer Adidas Ambassadors in the Middle East.
Andy lives and breathes dance music. He launched DJ Magazine Middle East in 2009, regularly contributes to Esquire, Rolling Stone and Time Out in the Middle East, and has also written for Q Magazine, NME, DJ Magazine UK and Mixmag. He currently edits the long-running entertainment and nightlife guide, Infusion.
* Not strictly true.
** Probably true.