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13 April 2016

DJ Andy Smith – The Document Live Availability

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We are very excited to be booking DJ Andy Smith – The Document Live (complete with all the original vinyl used to record the mix!)  It’s still one of our all time favourite mixtapes.
 
First part of the show is Andy Smith performing The Document mix live, followed by a 45s set afterwards. Set times can be between 2 or 3 hours depending on your preference.
 

Andy will be performing The Document Live for the first time in the UK on Friday 15th April at Hare & Hounds, Birmingham. 

Live performance video (Mexico) – this is currently the only time it’s been recreated live back in 2014.

DJ Andy Smith is an expert in genre bending sets: Funk, Hip Hop, Soul, Northern Soul, Jazz, Disco, Boogie, R&B, Reggae, Ska, Dub. 

Andy’s available dates are:

May – 13/20

June – 17/18

July – 8/15/16/22/23/29

August – 5/6/12/13/19/20

September – 2/3/9/10/16/23/30

Selected weekdays available.

Background info:
 

Andy Smith was the first DJ to release a multi-genre mix album on a major label. When his mix-CD The Document hit the streets back in 1998, it became the soundtrack for a generation who had heard Coldcut’s Journeys By DJs but needed to hear more – The Document filled the void. It segued tracks from artists such as Tom Jones (way before he came back in vogue with Reload and newer tracks such as recent top ten hit Stoned in Love); Peggy Lee (sample source for the Beastie Boys single Ch-Check It Out); The Jungle Brothers and even The Spencer Davis Group. This was new to record buyers but for Smith a mixed bag of treasures has always formed the typical contents of his DJ set. This appreciation of different genres made Smith the ideal person to provide sample material for Portishead on their first two albums. He went on to make his name as the band’s international tour DJ – reflecting their respect for both the art of digging for breaks and hip-hop scratch DJ-ing. Hip-hop elements formed the basis of the unique Portishead sound.

Since the Portishead tours he has established himself as an underground producer of some of the most irresistible hip-hop breaks-based music around, working with Scott Hendy (Boca 45) under the name Dynamo Productions. Their album Analogue, which notched up a top-ranking five out of five in Mojo magazine, featured San Diego-based MC Profile from the much respected Sound Providers Crew. Andy is currently working on his debut artist album.

The Document mix-CD series
Following on the success of The Document, which sold in excess of 100,000 copies, Andy released Document 2 and Document 3 to critical and popular acclaim. Vinyl copies of all three are sought after and regularly go for a king’s ransom on Discogs

Please let me know any dates this would work for you there.

Kind regards

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