Saturday 20th December 2014
Jelly Jazz and The Barrel House proudly presents 45 Live with the world famous DJ Andy Smith. This globe trotting DJ 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, Peggy Lee, The Jungle Brothers and The Spencer Davis Group. 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.
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. The Document mix-CD series followed 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. Other releases under his belt include The Trojan Document in 2006, Andy Smith’s Northern Soul, Lets Boogalooo Vol 4, Diggin' in The BGP Vaults, New Orleans Funk (compiled with Dean Rudland), Andy Smith’s Jam Up Twist and Jamaica Funk (compiled with Keith Lawrence).
Andy regularly appears in clubs across the world and his strong cult following has secured him constant DJ bookings including his nine year residency every Saturday at Madame Jo Jos (London). Andy also runs his Jam Up Twist night every Thursday at Joe’s bar in Camden Town.
2015 will see Andy join forces with Jelly's Pete Isaac, Boca 45, DJ Format and a bunch of top drawer international DJs for a new music project called 45 Live. All will be revealed in December this year!