012 // Andy Buchan

Besides being a skilled DJ & producer, Andy Buchan writes for DJ Mag and Mixmag, fact that made us a little bit afraid of writing about him. So, press play before our review gets reviewed, okay?

Signed to Hot Digits, Rare Wiri, Masterworks Music, Spa In Disco and a dozen more disco-fried labels, Andy Buchan is a rising star of the disco, nu-disco and edit scene.

After living in Dubai for 11 years where he edited DJ Mag Middle East as well as running his own parties, he’s back in the UK and freelancing for DJ Mag and Mixmag, as well as putting out regular EPs that span downtempo nu-disco joints, dubbed out edits and peak time bangers. He’s quickly adapted to UK clubland and has been billed alongside Booka Shade, Dr Packer, Aeroplane, Groove Armada, Greg Wilson and Hot Chip in recent months.

2017 was his biggest year for releases to date, with his Caught in the Middle EP hitting the Beatport Disco Top 10 for nearly three months, while 6Music’s Craig Charles picked up ‘Fly Guy’ on ChopShop for his Funk & Soul show. To date, he’s had support from Danny Rampling, Greg Wilson, PBR Streetgang, Bicep, Dr Packer, Chris Coco, Fingerman, Yam Who and dozens more.

2018 started with a bang. His Masterworks EP hit the Juno top spot, while his Hot Digits EP – backed by a seismic Dr Packer remix – got picked up for review by Mixmag. Further success came with his Midnight Riot debut, with the EP hitting the Top 10 on Juno and the lead track ‘The Big Do’ nestling in the Traxsource Indie Disco Top 20 for a month.

With more EPs to come for Spa in Disco, Sprechen Music, Paper Recordings, Peppermint Jam, Particle Zoo, Alpaca Edits plus gigs at Beatherder and supporting Detroit Swindle and Psychemagik, 2018’s schedule is already looking busy.

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