Andi Durrant: Electrik Playground - Fridays @ 9p ET
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 this year was nominated for a second time for best specialist music program at the Arqiva Awards – narrowly missing out to Ronnie Wood from The Rolling Stones.
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 - warming for Example, DJ Fresh, Run DMC, Dizzee Rascal, Tinie Tempah, Jessie J and Professor Green. In 2013 he's been a mainstay at some of the UK's biggest festivals playing Creamfields, Mint Festival, Wickerman and returning to Ibiza to play the main room at the legendary Amnesia.
Over the last 12 months, Andi has become one of the most in-demand remixers in Britain working on 4 top 5 singles and over 40 tracks. He's been asked to add his magic touch to tracks by Flo Rider, Will I Am, Plan B, Far East Movement, Chicane, new york hip hop artist Thunderbird Gerard, Alex Metric and Jacques Lu Cont, and has been getting a huge amount of plays from DJs as wide-ranging as Nicky Romero, Tommy Trash, Adam F, Mistajam and Arty.
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.