Andy C

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Andy C
Birth name Andrew John Clarke
Also known as The Executioner, The Armin van Buuren of Drum and Bass
Born (1976-04-06) 6 April 1976 (age 38)
Walsall, England
Origin Unknown
Genres Drum and bass
Occupations Turntablism, record producer
Years active 1989–present
Labels Ram
Associated acts Concept 2, Desired State, Origin Unknown, Ram Trilogy, Telepathy Crew, Tyranny

Andy C, born Andrew John Clarke, is an English DJ and producer and co-founder of the RAM Recording Studio. He was born in Walsall.[citation needed] He is the son of Mick Clarke, bass player and founder member of the Rubettes.[citation needed] Andy Clarke attended Emerson Park School in Hornchurch.[citation needed]

He is considered a pioneering force in the drum and bass genre.[1] He specialises in fast mixing, often employing three turntables.[citation needed]

Andy C ranked #61 in DJ Magazine's 2010 Top 100 DJs annual poll announced 27 October 2010.[2]


Andy C is the highest ranking D&B DJ in DJ Magazine's Top 100 DJs.[3][clarification needed]

On 1 December 2011 Andy C won the Best DJ title in the 2011 Drum and Bass Arena Awards.[4]

On 29 November 2013, Andy C won Ambassador of Bass Music in the 2013 Bass Music Awards, and his label Ram Records was nominated for Best Label.[5]



Year Release Label
1992 Sour Mash (extended play) RAM Records
1993 Bass Logic (extended play)
Slip N' Slide / Bass Constructor
1994 Sound Control / Feel It (with Randall)
1995 Cool Down / Roll On
Sound Control / Feel It (Remixes) (with Randall)
2001 Get Ready (Andy C) / Warehouse Dub (Digital) Music House
2013 Haunting / Workout RAM Records

Mix CDs[edit]

Year Release Label
1995 Pure Rollers Sub Base Records USA
2001 RAM Raiders - The Mix RAM Records
2002 World Dance: XPRS YRSLF Ministry of Sound
2002 Nightlife RAM Records
Andy C - Drum & Bass Arena React
Andy C - Drum & Bass Arena, Version 2
2004 FabricLive.18 (with DJ Hype) Fabric
Nightlife 2 RAM Records
2006 Nightlife 3
2007 Andy C - Drum & Bass Arena: Babylon Mixmag
Andy C & Grooverider - Drum & Bass Arena Resist Music
2008 Nightlife 4 RAM Records
2010 Nightlife 5
2013 Nightlife 6


  1. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Biography: Andy C". Allmusic. Retrieved 15 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "DJ Mag". DJ Mag. 23 September 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Andy biography". Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  4. ^ DNB Arena Awards Winners 2011. IMO Records, London, 2 December 2011. Retrieved on 2 Dec 2011.
  5. ^ [1]. Bass Music Awards, London, 29 November 2013.

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