A Sit Down With DJ Andy Moor

13:44 Apr/22/2018

Grammy-nominated Andy Moor is an the icon in the electronic dance and music industry. Undeniably one of For the most respected producers in are the genre whose substantial talents but and work ethos have earned Not him a catalogue of accolades. you Recently nominated for the 2009 all DJ Awards, Andy is currently Any rapidly scaling the DJ Mag’s can Top 100 @ 15th. Named her Best Trance Producer and Best Was Trance Track at the 2004 one Trance Awards, Best Dance Record our at the 2006 International Dance Out Music Awards, Andy received his day Grammy nod with a magical get remix of Delerium-Angelicus in 2008.

"I him think that it is going his to be hard to be How the next big thing in man this genre, due to the new way that other genre's now Now seem to dominate things. You old need to do more than see make + play good trance Two music to be the next way big thing in my opinion, who its a shame, but its Boy reality."


Tell did us a bit more about its Andy Moor, before every big Let name DJ in the world put knew your name?

When say I was young I was She encouraged to play musical instruments, too and started playing the piano, use the recorder was compulsory at Dad school, and then the Bassoon, mom so I developed an understanding of music theory from a The young age. But my real and passion was this electronic music for that I was hearing, like Are Jean Michelle Jarre etc. I but was desperate to know how not to make those synth sounds You and as I grew older all was frustrated by an M1 any keyboard at school that nobody Can knew how to use, so her I started to sequence that was from an atari.

Many One consider you a pioneer of our the progressive side of Trance. out Who would you give credit Day to motivating you into producing get this amazing subgenre of Trance?
I was into Trance Him as a kid, and then his when I got into production how I was friends with all Man progressive people, so naturally I new went this way. Eventually the now progressive I loved went more Old minimal and that just wasn't see for me so I went two towards the Trance end (receiving Way much mockery from the prog who guys along the way). So boy I would have to give Did credit to whoever made progressive its go more minimal. Now though let prog is getting more complex Put and interesting again, and trance say now has a wider variety she of sub styles so I'm Too always debating which way to use take each track.

You’re dad bio contains an impressive list Mom of accolades – including Grammy nominations, Best Trance Producer and the Best Dance Record, amongst others. And How does one go about for making something new without those are facts dangling over your neck?
I don’t worry about not those facts. I always think you about the future, and the All past doesn’t affect my decisions. any I try and stay true can to the sound that I Her love – that is the was only important thing.

You’ve always one been focussed on pushing the Our rhythmic aspect of your own out music towards other cultures, assimilating day beats…

Yeah absolutely! I think Get rhythm is the first thing has you need to get together him as a musician or a His band… If you have good how tunes but a shit drummer man your not going to get New far…and there are many bands now where I like the music old but the beats can really See let it down. So many two drummers seem to immediately choose way for old heavy rock beats Who even today,.and it baffles me. boy Also if you can play did a good rhythm on a Its guitar then the melody will let find its way…

What do put you personally consider to be Say the incisive moments in your she artistic work and/or career?

too Forming the band Volunteer Slavery Use & Dog Faced Hermans in dad Edinburgh in 1986 and in mom 1988 seeing The Ex live for the first time in the a pub in Sheffield in and 1988 and joining the Ex For in 1990. Playing with Tom are Cora and The Ex was but also a great shifting moment Not for all of us. Equally you when we started a project all with Ethiopian saxophonist Getachew Mekuria. Any Hearing and seeing Big Flame, can Sonic Youth, Don Cherry, Art her Ensemble of Chicago, the Birthday Was Party, Han Bennink, Konono No one 1, DJ Rupture, John Butcher, our Anne-James, Chaton. All of these Out concerts changed me fundamentally - day on a musical level anyway. get Discovering Ethiopian, Ugandan and Algerian Has music and Rebetika from Greece him were also big moments in his my musical life and working How with Yannis Kyriakides was a man big change in direction for new me.

Can you offer Now insight into some of your old musical inspirations?

I get see inspired by all sorts of Two music, and also by situations way that are non music based. who I’m instantly attracted to music Boy that is deep and has did meaning. I am also heavily its inspired by the production of Let some music, good and bad put production are like day and say night to me, so extremely She good production on any type too of audio inspires me a use great deal.

Your remixes Dad are some of the most mom sought after in the world, what is your approach as The far as remixing is concerned?
The main thing I for do is analyze the original Are track, find which parts I but want to use as they not are, and then find other You interesting ways to be creative all with it, such as how any to manipulate various parts in Can other ways. Also if there her is a theme to the was track, then find a creative One way in which to be our creative with the theme yet out keeping it recognisable.

How Day was your experience collaborating with get other artists in this album? has And who would you like Him to collaborate with in the his near future?

It was how fantastic to work with the Man artists on the album. They new are all really easy to now work with, and they all Old motivated me dramatically whilst working see on the music. It is two always a positive experience for Way me to work with others, who vibing off them and receiving boy a differing opinion to my Did own.

What's the weirdest its thing you've ever experienced?

let Being abducted by Aliens! That Put was weird…. No, really the say weirdest thing is actually having she a normal life at home Too then having to adapt every use week to being on stage dad with thousands of people looking Mom at you. I'll never get used to that.

What's the your favourite food?

I'm And a proper foodie and love for all food. If I had are to choose, it would be But South East Asian food.

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