Andy Moor (musician)

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Andy Moor
Andy Moor DJ 2010.jpg
Background information
Birth name Andrew Beardmore
Also known as Leama & Moor, Tilt, Whiteroom, Dub Disorder, Dwight van Man, Indigo, Lewis & Moor, Zoo DJ's
Born (1980-01-16) 16 January 1980 (age 37)
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Genres Trance, Progressive, Electronic
Occupation(s) DJ, producer, Remixer
Years active 1999 – present
Labels AVA Recordings
Website http://www.andymoor.com

Andy Moor (born 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’, Zoo DJ's. He has also remixed tracks for other 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 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, persistently high rankings on the DJ Mag Top 100 and a vast and loyal following.[1]

Moor is known for production techniques such as vocal chops and syncopated bass lines. Andy Moor's sound has been described as finely tuned, beautiful 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.

The Early Days[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, and 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 playing 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, like 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..."[2]

Production work[1][edit]

In addition to his contributions under his own name, Moor has worked as a producer for other names. Moor contributed to the UK trance act Tilt (1999) and resulted in the critically acclaimed ‘Explorer’ album.

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’.

The DJ[edit]

Andy Moor participates in tours as a DJ.[1]

Andy Moor performed at Tomorrowland in Belgium, A State of Trance in Guatemala City, and 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."[3]

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 in every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Moor Music aired its milestone 150th episode in the summer of 2015.

AVA Recordings[1][edit]

In early 2006, Andy Moor founded his own record label - AVA Recordings; 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."

Discography[edit]

Andy Moor

Albums[edit]

  1. The World Doesn't Know
  2. Goodbye
  3. Venus in Transit
  4. Electronic Poledancer
  5. Control Me
  6. Tokyo Breaks
  7. Twelve
  8. Explorer
  9. Anitvalentine
  10. New Day
  11. Creschendo
  1. Waterdrop
  2. Hillside Climb
  3. Coming of Age
  4. Neon Approach
  5. Everything Matters
  6. Forever
  7. New Division
  8. Cry For Help
  9. Calling
  10. Waiting
  11. Communications
  1. Atmospherica
  2. November Morning
  3. Please Forgive Me (feat. Nicole McKenna)
  4. Undeserved (feat. Meredith Call)
  5. Ordinary People (& Daniel Paul Davis)
  6. World To Turn (with Ashley Wallbridge feat. Gabriela)
  7. Love Again (with Betsie Larkin)
  8. Elysian Fields (feat. Carrie Skipper)
  9. Trespass (feat. Sue McLaren)
  10. Leave Your World Behind (feat. Hysteria!)
  11. Orbithing (& Orkidea)
  12. Tora's Angel (feat. Carrie Skipper)
  13. Story of My Life (feat. Carrie Skipper)
  14. Don't Sound the Alarm (feat. Jeza)
  15. K Ta
  16. Time Will Tell (feat. Stine Grove)
  17. Turning Me On (feat. Slimmie)
  • 2013: Andy Moor – Zero Point One (The Remixes) (Armada Music)
  1. Atmospheric (The Blizzard Remix)
  2. November Morning (Zack Roth Remix)
  3. Please Forgive Me ft Nicole McKenna (Wellenrausch's Dark Matter Remix)
  4. Please Forgive Me ft Nicole McKenna (The Madison Remix)
  5. Undeserved ft Meredith Call (Matt Bukovski Remix)
  6. Ordinary People (Yuri Kane Remix)
  7. World To Turn ft Gabriela (Daniel Kandi's Bangin Remix)
  8. World To Turn ft Gabriela (The Madison Remix)
  9. Love Again (Andrew Rayel Remix)
  10. Love Again (Daniel Wanrooy Remix)
  11. Elysian Fields ft Carrie Skipper (Mike Foyle Remix)
  12. Trespass ft Sue McLaren (Antillas & Dankann Remix)
  13. Trespass ft Sue McLaren (Antillas & Dankann Dub)
  14. Trespass ft Sue McLaren (Lemon & Einar K Remix)
  15. Trespass ft Sue McLaren (Rave CHannel Remix)
  16. Trespass ft Sue McLaren (Masoud Chill Out Mix)
  17. Leave Your World Behind ft Hysteria (Heatbeat Remix)
  18. Leave Your World Behind ft Hysteria (Rave CHannel Remix)
  19. Leave Your World Behind ft Hysteria (Rave CHannel Dub)
  20. In Your Arms ft Jessica Sweetman (Aly & Fila Remix)
  21. In Your Arms ft Jessica Sweetman (Rafael Frost Remix)
  22. In Your Arms ft Jessica Sweetman (Joseph Areas Remix)
  23. Orbithing (Chris Schweizer Remix)
  24. Tora's Angel ft Carrie Skipper (The Thrillseekers Remix)
  25. Story of My Life ft Carrie Skipper (David Gravell Remix)
  26. Don't Sound The Alarm ft JEZA (Tenishia Remix)
  27. K Ta (Lange Remix)
  28. K Ta (Fady & Mina Remix)
  29. Time Will Tell ft Stine Grove (Toby Hedges & Eskai Remix)
  30. Turning Me on ft Slimmie (RAM Remix)

Mix Compilations[edit]

Singles and Remixes (Selected)[edit]

2000[edit]

2001[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)

2002[edit]

2003[edit]

2004[edit]

2005[edit]

2006[edit]

2007[edit]

2008[edit]

2009[edit]

2010[edit]

2011[edit]

2012[edit]

2013[edit]

2014[edit]

  • 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

2015[edit]

2016[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Biography | Andy Moor". www.andymoor.com. Retrieved 2016-11-03. 
  2. ^ "Andy Moor Interview". Andy Moor Interview ~ The Pulserusher Blog ( With Johan De Kock ). Retrieved 2016-11-03. 
  3. ^ "Andy Moor and Lange Talk STADIUM4 | Magazine | Ministry of Sound". www.ministryofsound.com. Retrieved 2016-11-03. 

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