Andi Durrant

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Andi Durrant (born 1981) is a radio presenter, disc jockey and music producer from Leeds, UK

Radio presenter[edit]

He is most notable for his support of electronic and dance music on British and international radio – having presented long-standing programs on Kiss, Capital, Nova Australia and previously Galaxy. Andi has received 3 Sony Radio Academy Awards and been nominated for 2 Arqiva Radio Awards for "Best Specialist Program" Andi joined Galaxy FM aged 16 in 1998 as one of the UK's youngest radio presenters, and took over Friday and Saturday nights on the new Capital FM national network in Jan 2011. He left Capital in September 2013 to launch his production company Distorted and joined the new Kiss FM network Kiss Fresh in March 2014. His Electrik Playground radio show is syndicated across stations in New York, Florida, Boston, Australia, Columbia, Mexico, Egypt, Canada and Cyprus.

In July 2014 he announced via his website he would also be joining the Nova FM Network to broadcast the Electrik Playground across Australia every Saturday evening.

Awards[edit]

  • In 2007, Durrant won the bronze award for Music Broadcaster of the Year
  • In 2008, he received the Gold Award as Music Broadcaster of the Year,.[1]
  • In 2009, he won the Silver award for best Specialist Music Program.
  • In 2011, 2013 and 2015 he was nominated for best specialist program at the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards

He conducted interviews and made one-off specials with The Prodigy, Pet Shop Boys, Example Faithless, Calvin Harris, Groove Armada, and most recently Daft Punk.

Durrant's programs have been some of the highest audience-rated dance shows in the UK, with guests including Adam F, Laidback Luke, Swedish House Mafia, Fatboy Slim, Richie Hawtin, Carl Cox, Pendulum, Groove Armada, Paul Van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold and the Chemical Brothers.[2]

He parted company with Capital on 8 September 2013, making him one of the only DJs to have left the network through their own choice[3]

This Is Distorted[edit]

Durrant set up his production company This Is Distorted in 2013 alongside Scott Myers (son of John Myers), Nick Riley and Andrew Barker. The company produces and syndicates international radio shows and podcasts for electronic artists and brands such as Defected Records, Paul Van Dyk, Markus Schulz, Chicane, Kissy Sell Out, Kryder, Dave Pearce, EDX, Danny Howard, Sister Bliss, Sirius XM and British Airways [4]

DJ and music producer[edit]

Andi Durrant has produced over 130 tracks and remixes for a wide range of recording artists – from Armin Van Buuren and Paul Van Dyk to Laidback Luke, Steve Aoki, Jacques Lu Cont, Chaka Khan, Plan B and Will I Am.

As part of Riley & Durrant, Durrant held residencies at Privilege and Amnesia Ibiza, Ministry of Sound in London and most famously at Gatecrasher in Sheffield where they met behind the DJ booth in 2002. Through their Electrik Playground and Nu Breed club nights, record labels and radio programs, Riley & Durrant have been influential in playing and promoting underground electronic music on UK radio.[5]

In 2012 Andi Durrant became the resident DJ and host for Ibiza Live at Eden Ibiza and Mallorca Live at BCM in Magaluf, playing weekly alongside Example, DJ Fresh, Dizzee Rascal, Tinie Tempah, Jessie J and Professor Green

Recently Andi Durrant has been working with Steve More remixing artists such as Plan B, Flo Rider The Saturdays, Jennifer Lopez Vato Gonzalez, Lethal Bizzle JLS, Lawson, Will I Am, Far East Movement and Paul Van Dyk and has produced tracks for Avril Lavigne

Discography[edit]

Official Remixes:

Chicane - Still With Me (Andi Durrant Remix) September 2014

Levels - Feeling Your Love (Spin City Remix) August 2014

The Saturdays - 808 (Spin City Remix) July 2014

A3 - Snow Melts In To Rain (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) July 2014

The Vamps - Somebody To You (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) June 2014

A3 - Redemption (Durrant & More Remix) May 2014

Appassionata - Dirty Edges (Andi Durrant 174 Remix)

Jennifer Lopez - I Luh Ya Papi (Andi Durant & Steve More Remix) May 2014

Scarlett Fever - 6 Foot Woman (Andi Durrant Remix) April 2014

Alla Ray - The Race (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) March 2014

Gia - Bombs Away (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) February 2014

Audio Playground - Hands Up In The Air (Durrant & More Remix) February 2014

Patrik Remann - Ready For The Night (Andi Durrant Remix) January 2014

Silverland - Golden (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) January 2014

Union J - Loving You Is Easy (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) November 2013

Kamaliya – Love Me Like (Andi Durrant Remix) September 2013

Ayo – Alive (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) September 2013

Alex Metric & Jacques Lu Cont – Safe With You (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) August 2013

Chicane – One More Time (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) August 2013

Jolyon Petch & Jotheo – 2 Soldiers (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) August 2013

Kristine W – So Close (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) August 2013

K Cat – Take You You Heaven (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) August 2013

Curtis Moore – Lipstick (Andi Durrant Remix) July 2013

Avril Lavigne – Here's to Never Growing Up (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) July 2013

Havana ft Tyga – Like Magic (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) July 2013

Temara Melek – Karma's Not Pretty (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) July 2013

Paul Rudd ft Sam Calver – Wake The World (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) July 2013

Thunderbird Gerard – T.R.O.U.B.L.E (Andi Durrant 174 Remix)

James Woolfe – No Danger (Andi Durrant Remix) June 2013

Chaka Khan – It's Not Over Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) June 2013

Kady Z – Crush Gone Wrong (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) May 2013

Nabiha – Never Played The Bass (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) May 2013

Ayala – On My Way (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) May 2013

Jewel – Two Hearts (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) April 2013

Silverland ft Baley – Hang Up (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) April 2013

Amelia Lily – Party's Over (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) April 2013

Kady Z – Crashing Down (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) April 2013

Jenn D – You Keep Giving Me Love (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) March 2013

DJ Paul Rudd ft Amanda Wilson – Trust in Me (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) March 2013

Shockolady – Hello (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) Feb 2013

Platnum – Love You Tomorrow (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) Feb 2013

Blaise – Thunderstorm (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) Feb 2013

Beth Sherburn – Ordinary World (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) Jan 2013

Vato Gonzales ft Lethal Bizzle & Donaeo – Not A Saint (Andi Durrant Remix) Jan 2013

Unicorn Kid – Feels So Real (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) Jan 2013

The Chozen – Sell My Soul (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) Dec 2012

Priyanka ft Will I Am – In My City (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) Dec 2012

JLS – Hottest Girl (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) Nov 2012

Lawson – Standing in the Dark (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) Nov 2012

Far East Movement ft Sidney Samson – Change Your Life (Andi Durrant & Steve

More Remix) Sept 2012

Kamalyia – Butterflies (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) Sept 2012

Karen Ruimy – Come With Me (Riley & Durrant Remix) August 2012

Blaise – Attitude (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) August 2012

Ex Senators – Angel (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) July 2012

Trey Songz – Simply Amazing (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) July 2012

Lonsdale Boys Club – Ready to Go (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) July 2012

Flo Rider – Whistle (Andi Durrant & Steve More Remix) June 2012

Sulpher vs Riley & Durrant – Tomorrow (Original) White June 2012

Plan B – Ill Manors (Andi Durrant Remix) White April 2012

Paul Van Dyk – Eternity (Riley & Durrant Remix) 3Beat March 2012

Chicane – Thousand Mile Stare (Riley & Durrant Remix) Modena Nov 2011

Kerli – Army of Love (Riley & Durrant Remix / Dub) Island Records USA June 2011

Laidback Luke, Steve Aoki & Lil John – Turbulence (Riley & Durrant Remix) Newstate June 2011

Sarah Atereth – Without You (Riley & Durrant Remix) March 2011

Backyard Orchestra – Smiling Faces (Original and Riley & Durrant Mixes) CR2 Summer 2011

K Klass – Capture Me (Riley & Durrant Mix) Nocturnal Groove Jan 2011

Felix Leiter vs Dario G – Sunchyme 2010 (Riley & Durrant Remix) Electrik Playground Nov 2010

Moog Daddies – Gucha (Riley & Durrant Remix) Oxyd Records July 2010

Hannah – I Believe (Riley & Durrant Remix) Snowdog Records June 2010

Scott Mac – Damager (Riley & Durrant Remix) Black Hole April 2010

Chicane – Are You Listening (Riley & Durrant Remix) Modena April 2010

68 Beats – Are You Listening (Riley & Durrant Mix) Juicy Music Jan 2010

Snow Patrol – Just Say Yes (Riley & Durrant Mix)

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – Under The Water (Riley & Durrant Mix) BHM 9 Oct

Blue Pearl – Naked in the Rain (Riley & Durrant Mix) Suesse

Origin Unknown – Valley of the Shadows (Bootleg Remix) (White) Feb 2009

Just Jack – Embers (Bootleg Remix) (White) Feb 2009

Sylvia Tosun ft Loverush UK – 5 Reasons (SeatoSun) Jan 2009

DJ Antoine – This TIme (AATW) Jan 2009

Juan Kidd – "Putayn" (Nu Breed Music) Aug 2009

Cube Guys – "Baba O'Riley" (Data Records) Jun 2008

Richard Coleman – "Haymaker" (Suesse Records) May 2008

CNTRL ALT DLETE – "Hit My Stix" (Bandito Records) May 2008

Brother Brown – "Under the Water" (White) April 2008

Nicky C – Seasons (Nu Breed Music) April 2008

Mark Brown -The Journey (CR2 / Positiva) Feb 2008

Utah Saints – What Can You Do For Me (White) Feb 2008

Congress – 40 Miles (All Around the World) Sep 2007

Jes – Heaven (Black Hole) May 2007

Arno Cost & Arias "Magenta" (CR2), April 2007

Alex Gold & Phil Oakey – LA Today (Xtravaganza) Jan 2007

Tall Paul & Dave Aude "Common Ground" (Instict), May 2006

Scott Mac "It Must Have Been A Dream" (ATCR), Oct 2005

Cosmic Gate "I Feel Wonderful" (Maelstrom), Aug 2005

Airbiscuit "Lately" (Zenith Cafe), May 2005

Way Out West – "Don't Forget Me" (Distinctive), March 2005

Hiratzka and Kazell "Venice Dawn" (SR2), Feb 2005

Armin Van Buuren – "Burned With Desire" (Nebula), Jan 2005

Lustral "Every Time" (Earth) June 2004

Space Brothers "Wings Across The Universe" (Boss) April 2004

Space Brothers – One More Chance (Boss) Jan 2004

Sinead O'Connor – "Troy" (Andi Durrant Remix) Devolution May 2003

Artist Album:

Riley & Durrant – "Research & Development" Newstate Records 2007

Original Tracks / Singles:

Riley & Durrant – Femme Retrospectif (Original) The Gallery Aug 2012

Sulpher vs Riley & Durrant – Tomorrow (Original) White June 2012

Hauswerks vs Riley & Durrant – "Bellydancer" (303 Lovers) 10 June

Riley & Durrant ft This Morning Call – "All I Leave Behind" (Electric Playground) 10 May

Council Estate Supermodels ft Riley & Durrant – "Keep Smiling" (Electrik Playground) 10 Apr

Riley & Durrant vs Juan Kidd – "Da Bass" (CR2) Feb 2010

Riley & Durrant – "Jagerbomb" (Electrik Playground) Nov 2009

Riley & Durrant – "Remote Control" (Nu Breed Music) Jun 2008

Electrik Playground – "Electrik Playground" (Nu Breed Music) Jun 2008

Riley & Durrant – "Aurora" (Newstate Music) Jan 2008

Riley & Durrant with Hauswerks – "Experiment No. 2" (Newstate Music) Jan 2008

Riley & Durrant ft Gina Dootson – "Hollow" (Newstate Music) June 2007

Riley & Durrant “Neon Eyes” (United) March 2006

Riley & Durrant “Home” (Blackhole) Jan 2006

Riley & Durrant “The Code” (Blackhole) Jan 2006

Riley & Durrant “Suddenly” (Monster) Nov 2005

Riley & Durrant “Exile” (Distorted) April 2004

Riley & Durrant “Candesco” (Recover) May 2003

Andi Durrant - "The Rabbit Hole" Devolution July 2002

Producer Packs:

Riley & Durrant Progressive House Producer (2009 Loopmasters)

Riley & Durrant Progressive House Producer 2 (2010 Loopmasters)

Compilations:

Electrik Playground Ibiza: Mixed by Riley & Durrant (2008 Newstate Music)

Quest for Trance 2: Mixed by Riley & Durrant (2005 United Records)

Gatecrasher Russia: Mixed by Riley & Durrant (2004 Gatecrasher)

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