Dj/Host Andi Durrant
The Electrik Playground
Andi Durrant is one of Europe’s most respected champions of electronic music. He’s the man Daft Punk go to when they want to talk about their new music.. the guy Example likes to premier his new tracks with… and the broadcaster who’s interviewed everyone from The Prodigy, Pendulum, Pet Shop Boys, Calvin Harris, Nicky Romero, Faithless, Avicii and David Guetta to Richie Hawtin, The Swedish House Mafia, Chase & Status, Sub Focus, Fatboy Slim, Loco Dice, Porter Robinson and Above & Beyond.
Alongside the worlds A-List dance music stars, Andi is renowned for supporting new and unsigned artists with people like Miguel Campbell, Doorly, Eddie Halliwell, Hot Since 82, T.E.E.D, Krewella and Deadmau5 all getting some of their first ever airtime on his shows.
A multi-award winning presenter, Andi was the youngest ever winner of the Sony Radio Academy Gold award, being named the UK’s Best Music Broadcaster in 2008. Since then he’s gone on to win further Sonys and last year was nominated for a third time for best specialist music program at the Arqiva Radio Awards.
Alongside his regular radio shows Andi can be found playing across the globe. As the host and resident DJ for Ibiza and Mallorca Live he played to over 400,000 people at 48 gigs in 5 different countries – as the support DJ and host for Example, DJ Fresh, Run DMC, Dizzee Rascal, Tinie Tempah, Jessie J and Professor Green. Andi’s worked on 4 top 5 singles and put out over 130 releases and remixes. He’s been asked to add his magic touch to tracks by Flo Rider, Will I Am, Plan B, Far East Movement, Chicane, Alex Metric and Jacques Lu Cont.
As one half of Riley & Durrant he’s held residencies across the planet – from the infamous Gatecrasher in Sheffield to the Space Terrace and Amnesia Ibiza, the Ministry of Sound and Godskitchen. They spent 2 years as Tiesto’s support act at the worlds biggest club (Privilege Ibiza) and have played some of the planets most notorious festivals from Creamfields main stage to Fort Dance in St Petersberg and been asked to work on music with Laidback Luke, Steve Aoki, Armin Van Buuren, Chicane, Paul Van Dyk, Chaka Khan, Way Out West and Snow Patrol.
Andi is the co founder and Director at http://www.thisisdistorted.com – producing and syndicating some of the worlds most popular electronic music shows.