ANDY C RESIDENCY XOYO – 10TH MARCH 2017
THE GODFATHER OF DRUM AND BASS TAKES OVER XOYO LONDON AND MAKES HIS MARK ONCE AGAIN BREAKING BOUNDARIES AND CEMENTING HIS NAME AS A LEGEND OF THE GENRE.
Every Friday in January, February and March has seen the masses flock to Old Street station as metres from the station lies one of London’s best offerings in terms of atmoshpere, music and a memorable night out: XOYO. The club itself is no stranger to artist residencies and has welcomed stars of all kinds through its doors. They seem to have their finger on the pulse of what the people want. It’s no wonder their calendar is filled with sold out events.
Two things come to mind when Andy C takes control at the decks: “How will he embrace people with his set without all the bells and whistles of a full production live show?” and “I definitely should have worn a vest ’cause it’s about to get crazy in here!” Euphoria is experienced when this man creates. The first ten minutes into his set, he effortlessly achieves an aura in the room that has everyone smiling and dancing like nothing else matters in the world, apart from what is happening in that room. For over three hours, he weaves his way in and out of all aspects of drum and bass from liquid to jungle, and all the drops that go with such virtuosity,
It’s no fluke the heights this man has reached, winning countless DJ awards, being a label boss and nurturing some of the best DJs in the business today. He proves his abilities extend well beyond the decks. The crowd doesn’t rest as the hours roll on. Indeed, there’s almost a sense of community tonight, as everyone in that one room is on the same page. As far as musicianship goes, the mixes blend and compliment each other perfectly. He constantly finds the correct balance and right moments to contrast the light with the dark.
As we reach the early hours, I am in awe of how much of an experience, how much of an event I have just enjoyed. When you consider it, there’s nothing special about a DJ in a club playing music, but this was leagues above that, almost as if his love, drive and passion spilled out onto the floor and consumed everyone. I urge music lovers of any genre to see it and hear it for themselves. Andy C is consistently flying the flag of Drum and Bass to bigger and wider audiences and anyone could understand the many reasons why tonight.