Mancunian duo AnD rose to prominence in 2011 following a slew of ground breaking releases characterised by their refurbished, stripped back and Dave Clarke-inspired brand of techno. True vinyl purists, the two maintain fierce analogue production principals and showcase this in their heavy hitting live show.
AnD’s modernistic approach has been endorsed by trailblazing UK imprints Project Squared and Idle Hands, whilst their purist ideologies have been employed by the visionary Horizontal Ground, Black Sun Records and Repitch labels. Meanwhile covert productions on their own self-titled white label series has seen the pair embrace the shadowy outskirts of techno, furthered by a collaboration with Headless Horseman, Sunil Sharpe and D.Carbone for the clandestine Brothers imprint. In recent years they’ve been stepping out under the banner of Speedy J’s respected Electric Deluxe brand, culminating in the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, ‘Cosmic Microwave Background’, back in Autumn 2014. The record sewed up AnD’s uncompromising sound into a long form dancefloor contemplation of the cosmos. It has since been remixed by a selection of the pair’s own noisy set of heroes, including Sleeparchive, O/H, Black Rain and JK Flesh, in a way completing the circle back to source.
Together with Tom Dicicco, the three artists established Inner Surface Music back in 2011, which has already garnered support from the likes of Regis, Surgeon, Lucy, Norman Nodge, DVS1 and many more. But it’s from the booth that AnD have been making their presence truly felt. As on point vinyl selectors and potent live performers they’ve been storming their way across Europe, from Berghain in Berlin to the mammoth Gashouder at Amsterdam Dance Event, leaving no floor unscathed by their wrecking ball sound and sledgehammer ethics.
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