Andrew Grant Biography
What does it take to hold down a residency at the world’s most infamous afterhours club for more than a decade? American-born Circoloco resident and DC-10 mainstay Andrew Grant is your answer personified. An integrated cog in the wheel of one of the most in-demand party brands in the world, equally iconic as the most beloved clown in dance music, he mounts the decks every Monday morning as the Ibizan sun sets in the sky.
After buying a one-way ticket to the White Isle some 10 years ago and joining the Circoloco family, Andrew Grant has been honing his sound with one finger on the pulse of the raucous terrace, joined by some of the biggest names in techno including Loco Dice, Luciano, Cirillo and Davide Squillace, and travelling the world for the brand’s many showcases. Clubbing hotspots like Watergate in Berlin, Rex Club in Paris and Warung in Brazil, the BPM Festival in Mexico and the Hideout Festival in Croatia are only a few on an endless list, and the requests keep pouring in.
As one of the most hardworking DJs in electronic music the American’s skills to engage a crowd are near unrivalled, serving up percussive no nonsense tech-house with a Detroit feel that will make you dance no matter the time of the day. His productions are of equal conviction, finding a home with labels such as Isgud Records of Circoloco sparring partner Tania Vulcano, Davide Squillace’s Minisketch, exciting new Dutch label Memoria Recordings, as well as Valencia-based now sadly defunct Barraca Music, which Andrew managed up until recently.
In 2012, we have a slew of new music on the way – with two releases on his own EDEC label, including '3rdwave' which arrives with remix from DJ Qu. Andrew himself steps up to remix duties for Isgud and, as summer arrives his 'Strangelove' EP (with Amirali remix) hits on My Favourite Robot.
Showcasing a wider understanding of electronic music, not bound by one sound, Andrew has proven to inhibit excellent A&R skills, setting up two very different imprints as platforms for artists to deliver music based on ideas rather than formulas. His Blau Motif label is destined for future listening outside the club, which goes hand in hand with his own ethos of “hype and fashion is only superficial and does not last”, whereas the foreseeing EDEC imprint is behind some of the most exciting talent to emerge on today’s scene, unearthing the Romanian producer VID/Egal 3 behind the ‘Time Train’ monster hit – complete with a Ryan Elliot remix – of last year, which found its way into the flight cases of most respectable techno DJs.
As the Ibiza season 2012 awaits the new additions to the family are still being kept under wraps, but rest assured Andrew Grant will be there to welcome them onto his turf.