Andrew Weatherall has managed to achieve longevity in an industry that is forever evolving and consistently fickle. He first took to the decks in the late 80’s as part of the UK’s flourishing acid house scene, alongside fellow founders Paul Oakenfold and Danny Rampling in the now legendary clubs; Shoom and the Hacienda. As a result he was asked to remix the bands de jour: the Happy Mondays, My Bloody Valentine and of course Primal Scream, with such dancefloor exploding results that some maintain he was single handedly responsible for the indie-dance crossover in the 90’s. A bold statement indeed, but his production of Primal Scream’s seminal “Screamadelica” album certainly perfectly encapsulates the zeitgeist for many who experienced those heady days.
Never one to rest on his laurels, he has continued to produce under many guises/partnerships incuding Sabres of Paradise, Two Lone Swordsmen and The Asphodells and his latest solo album was released in September 2017. His remix duties were never permitted to lie fallow and the unending list of artists he has lent the magic touch to includes, notably; Paul Weller, Noel Gallagher, New Order and Spiritualized. He was Faber and Faber’s Inaugural Artist in Residence in 2013, during which he collaborated with writer Michael Smith and conducted interviews with Julian Cope & Brix Smith at literary festivals around the UK. He now curates his own festival in the south of France and is focusing some of his efforts on his own artwork and music supervision projects.
Weatherall’s demand as a DJ continues apace and he can be found delivering peak time dance floor sets at the world’s most respected clubs and festivals on a weekly basis as well as delivering 7 hour down tempo musical journeys as “A Love From Outer Space” with pal Sean Johnston. Delving deep into his ridiculously extensive record collection, he enjoys nothing more than dusting off his rock & roll 7”s or his dub reggae plates for clients such as Gucci, Dazed, Grey Goose, Fred Perry, SAY Awards/Glasgow, Blain Southern Gallery, The Southbank Centre and the Hay on Wye and Port Eliot literary festivals.