Andy Slate

Los Angeles, California, US
Artist / Band / Musician
Disco House / Techno / Electronica
soulmate, dizkotronik, missile, alt route, DSR
Since he remembers, Andy was always surrounded by music. His dad showed him the way to his passion when he was at the age of 6. One of the first important musical influences were the Beatles, Elvis, James Brown, Herbie Hancock, Depeche Mode and Jean-Michel Jarre. In 1983 Andy had his first contact with 2 turntables and a mixer. At the time he was listening rap and hip-hop. He was a member of a breakdance performance group and was making the music behind the decks by scratching and cutting for the breakdancers. Couple years later when house music came to Europe, he got infected by the beats and rhythms. Andy began to spin at school and student parties while playing with 2 tape decks and 2 turntables. Then he had a residency for a small club next to Mannheim, Germany.
Before moving to Hungary in 1997 he ran a club in Germany where he organized drum'n'bass, house as well as techno events. After exploring almost every style of electronic music, Andy decided to represent the sound of Techno. Andy Slate uses 100% concentration to give back a perfect sound by using the DJM600 mixer, 3 Technics MKII turntables and a laptop. His sets are not just one-sided: they contain a bright spectrum of the 21st century's modern dance music. He prefers to play pumpin' and funky techhouse filled with progressive beats and deep house grooves. When Andy is playing behind the decks, he is totally fusioned with the sound coming out of the sound system. His positive and energetic sound makes everybody dance and happy. Andy always tries to let the music speak in a language that everybody understands.
Over the past 10 years, Andy Slate has played along with many well known artists: Dave Clarke, Jeff Mills, Josh Wink, Tim Taylor, Green Velvet, Umek, Kanzyani, Paul Mac, Marco Bailey, Kenny Larkin, Stacey Pullen, Mike Grant, Steve Stoll, Misjah, Anthony Shakir, John Acquaviva, Colin Dale, Takkyu Ishino, Adam Beyer, Acid Junkies, Monika Kruse, Westbam, DJ Duke, Supa DJ Dmitry and many more. In 1997 and 1999 he took part at the loveparade in Berlin with the first Hungarian Float which was the first participant from the East Bloc Countries.
In 1999 he supported Jamiroquai on his Synchronized World Tour in Budapest performing live with Duel and Kingkonga. His technotive productions are played by the biggest djs around the globe. You can find his tracks on the playlists of Laurent Garnier, Carl Cox, Joey Beltram, Misstress Barbara, Kevin Saunderson, Umek and a lot more. On the other side, his deeper and more house tracks are played by Deep Dish, Behrouz, Circulation, Danny Howells and Desyn Masiello. These days Andy is working a lot in the studio doing new tracks and remixes. Since 2003 Andy started to work with Tim Taylor (Missile Records London) on several projects reaching from 70s disco rare grooves up to ruff n tuff techno beats. To realize these projects Tim Taylor moved for 6 months to Budapest.
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