Andy Moor (musician)

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Andy Moor
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Background information
Birth name Andrew Beardmore
Also known as Dub Disorder, Dwight van Man, Indigo
Born (1980-01-16) 16 January 1980 (age 38)
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Genres Trance, Progressive, Electronic
Occupation(s) DJ, record producer, remixer
Years active 1999–present
Labels AVA Recordings
Associated acts Leama & Moor, Tilt, Whiteroom, Zoo DJ's, Lewis & Moor

Andy Moor (born Andrew Beardmore; 16 January 1980) is an English DJ, trance Producer and remixer. He has used multiple aliases in the past (Dub Disorder, Dwight van Man, Sworn) and has been part of other acts, such as Tilt, Whiteroom, Leama & Moor, and Zoo DJ's. He has also remixed tracks for major artists, including Paul Oakenfold, Brian Eno, Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, Britney Spears and Arthur Baker.[1]

Moor has received several awards, including a Grammy Award [2] nomination in December 2007, for his remix of Canadian artist Delerium with "Angelicus" featuring vocals from Isabel Bayrakdarian, ‘Best Dance Record,’ at the 2006 International Dance Music Awards at the Winter Music Conference in Miami and, ‘Best Trance Producer’ and ‘Best Trance Track’ at the ‘Trance Awards’" in 2004, ranked in the top 15 DJs in the world [3] numerous times by DJ Mag with a vast and loyal following.[1]

Moor is known for production techniques such as vocal chops [4] and syncopated bass lines. Andy Moor's sound has been described as finely tuned, melodic soundscapes floating above prominent, clever bass lines. Moor is best known for his own style of progressive trance, but has also produced music in other genres.

Early life[edit]

Andy Moor began playing piano at the age of 5 and could play six more instruments by the age of 10. Moor spun his first record at 13, signed his first label release at 19, by 21 was playing crowds of tens of thousands and at 25 owned his own record label AVA Recordings. [1]

"When I was young I was encouraged to play musical instruments and started to play the piano; the recorder was compulsory at school, and then the Bassoon, so I developed an understanding of music theory from a young age. But my real passion was this electronic music that I was hearing, such as Jean Michelle Jarre etc. I was desperate to know how to make those synth sounds and as I grew older was frustrated by an M1 keyboard at school that nobody knew how to use, so I started to sequence that from an atari. By this time I was into early Sasha sets and other EDM music I was managing to get tapes of, so I started DJing using my friends equipment. I then went to sit in a local studio in any spare time I had and help out and learn how it was done. It all went from there..."[5]


Production career[edit]

In addition to his contributions under his own name, Moor has worked as a producer for other names.[1] Moor contributed to the UK trance act Tilt and resulted in the critically acclaimed album, Explorer.

He is one half of the trance act ‘Whiteroom’ with Adam White, whose title track was commended by Armin Van Buuren and Above & Beyond as the best trance production of 2004 and in 2005 picked up ‘Best Production’ and ‘Best Trance Track’ at the Trance Awards.

Moor collaborated in 2005 on Above & Beyond ‘Air For Life’, which was named 2005’s ‘Tune Of The Year’ by listeners of Armin Van Buuren’s radio show A State Of Trance, it won ‘Best Underground Dance Track’ at the Miami Winter Music Conference, and won ‘Best Trance Track’ in 2006.

Moor is also one half of UK melodic progressive house act, Leama & Moor, whose 2006 album ‘Common Ground’ included vocal contributions from Britney Spears and Avril Lavigne to Orbital, Tiesto, Brian Eno and Paul Oakenfold.

Andy Moor also has several solo productions, including several tracks released under various aliases like Dub Disorder, Dwight van Man and Sworn.

2009 saw the release of Breaking the Silence Vol. 1 on AVA/Armada.

Andy has mixed a variety of compilation series, such as ‘Trance Nation’ from Ministry of Sound, ASOT 500 and his own ‘Breaking the Silence’ series on AVA Recordings and was asked to host the legendary A State of Trance radio show on numerous occasions. In July 2012, Andy Moor released a full-length debut solo artist album Zero Point One, which received positive reviews from DJ Mag and Mixmag. Zero Point One has 18 tracks, and features collaborations with vocalists Meredith Call, Carrie Skipper, Sue McLaren and Betsie Larkin as well as producers Orkidea and Ashley Wallbridge.

“I had been writing the album for many years, but as I was nearing the end, I decided to scrap the older tracks and start over with new ones,” says Andy. “So this version of the album contains tracks made in the last six months, despite the entire process taking years."

In September 2014 Andy Moor reunited with vocalist Betsie Larkin for a collaboration entitled ‘Not Afraid’, following their prior collaboration ‘Love Again’ on Zero Point One.

For the 100th release of his record label, AVA Recordings, Andy Moor collaborated with Somna and vocalist Amy Kirkpatrick to create ‘One Thing About You’, which topped the Beatport Trance Chart. Moor also released a signature Eco Mix of the track.

In 2015, Andy Moor collaborated with RAM and Christina Novelli on ‘All Gone,’ which was released on Armin Van Buuren’s Who’s Afraid Of 138?! label.

In 2016 Andy Moor released ‘Resurrection’.

DJ career[edit]

Andy Moor in 2010

Andy Moor has been touring since the age of 19 and has been ranked in the top 15 DJs in the world numerous times according to DJ mag.[1] He has performed at hundreds of festivals worldwide, including Tomorrowland in Belgium, A State of Trance in Guatemala City, Southwest 4 in London and A State Of Trance in Utrecht.[1]

Moor prefers to ensure that his DJ schedule is regularly spread across continents, because he would like fans in many countries to have the opportunity to see him perform.[1]

"Don’t do it because you want to be “famous” or for reasons other than the love of the music. This love of music shows through in productions and performances, and with today's technology being so readily available it separates the run of the mill from the meaningful music."[6] He allowed cameras to follow him on tour for his YouTube channel AndyMoorTV from 2009, creating an early version of todays VLOG [7]

Moor Music[edit]

Moor Music is the name of Andy Moor's Podcast and Radio Show for the past nine years, aired on AfterHours.FM and Sirius XM Radio on every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Moor Music aired its milestone 150th episode in the summer of 2015.[8] Andy has hosted radio shows such as A State of Trance (filling in for Armin van Buuren) and featured as a guest artist in hundreds of other shows worldwide.

AVA Recordings[edit]

In early 2006, Andy Moor founded his own record label - AVA Recordings;[1] curating a collection of high quality melodic electronic dance music, featuring artists such as Orkidea, Tritonal, Ashley Wallbridge, Lange, TyDi, Sunny Lax, Ben Nicky, Sean Tyas and RAM.

AVA has worked with aspiring producers, such as on the AVA NuBreed EP series. Some artists who have begun at AVA Recordings include Ashley Wallbridge, Mat Zo, tyDi, and Tritonal.

A quote from Andy Moor regarding AVA Recordings policy: "We will keep the same music policy, releasing quality melodic electronic dance music. We enjoy supporting new artists and working closely with them to develop and nurture their talent. We will be continuing on the path that has been created."



Solo studio albums
  • Zero Point One (2012)[9]

Group studio albums
Remix albums
  • 2013: Andy Moor – Zero Point One (The Remixes) (Armada Music)

Mix compilations[edit]

Selected singles and remixes[edit]

  • Bill Hamel pres. Innate and Andy Moor – Barotek (Sunkissed Records)
  • Stripped Inc. – Glitterball [Method]
  • Leama (Co-Production) – Melodica (Baroque Records)
  • Leama (Co-Production) – Requiem for a Dream [Perfecto]
  • Andy Moor pres : Sworn – Dark Amendments (Method Records)
  • Medwey – Release (Andy Moor Remix) [Hooj]
  • Coda – Take Me (Andy Moor Remix) [Decipher]
  • Mark Shimmon vs. 3rd Degree – Dark Feelin' (Andy Moor Remix) [Tune Inn Records]
  • Lewis and Moor – Byte (Intrinsic Records)
  • Sworn – U Don't Feel (Vinyl Vice)
  • Gill Norris – Forme (Leama & Moor Remix) [Precinct Recordings]
  • Starkid – Crayons [Release Records]
  • Leama & Moor – Shades of Blue/Red/Yellow (Primal Beats)
  • Leama & Moor – Complex Synth Problems (Lost Language)
  • Leama & Moor – Fact of the Matter (Lost Language)
  • Tilt – The World Doesn't Know (Lost Language)
  • Ridgewalkers feat. El – Find (Andy Moor Remix) (Baroque Records)
  • Andy Moor – I Be (AVA Recordings)
  • Andy Moor & Betsie Larkin – Love Again (AVA Recordings)
  • Andy Moor – Fade to Light (AVA Recordings)
  • Betsie Larkin & Andy Moor - Not Afraid (AVA Recordings)
  • The Thrillseekers - This Is All We Have (Andy Moor Remix)
  • Andy Moor & Lange Feat. Fenja - Top Of The World (Lange Recordings)
  • Andy Moor & Somna Feat. Amy Kirkpatrick - One Thing About You (AVA Recordings)
  • Andy Moor & RAM Feat. Christina Novelli - All Gone (RAM Uplifting Mix) (Who's Afraid Of 138?!)




  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Biography | Andy Moor". Retrieved 2016-11-03. 
  2. ^ "Andy Moor". 2017-05-14. Retrieved 2018-01-07. 
  3. ^ "Poll 2009: Andy Moor". Retrieved 2018-01-07. 
  4. ^ Project 8 (2016-03-18), How to Chop Vocals Like Andy Moor & Orkideas "Year Zero" By Project 8, retrieved 2018-01-07 
  5. ^ "Andy Moor Interview". Andy Moor Interview ~ The Pulserusher Blog ( With Johan De Kock ). Retrieved 2016-11-03. 
  6. ^ "Andy Moor and Lange Talk STADIUM4 | Magazine | Ministry of Sound". Retrieved 2016-11-03. 
  7. ^ Andy Moor (2010-12-14), Andy Moor TV Episode 6 - Czech Republic, Australia, China, Cyprus + More, retrieved 2018-01-07 
  8. ^ FM, Player, Moor Music Episode 203, retrieved 2018-01-07 
  9. ^ "Zero Point One". Wikipedia. 2017-10-12. 

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