Fans launch Google Drive folder with 900 hours worth of the late DJ’s mixes.
Following the death of DJ icon Andrew Weatherall last Monday (17 February), fans have created The Weatherdrive, a collection of Weatherall’s studio mixes, live recordings and radio shows spanning 1988-2020.
The Google Drive folder totals 85GB and is catalogued chronologically, with sub-folders labelled by time period. The first sub-folder is dated 1988-1994 and contains Weatherall’s Sabresonic radio show on Kiss FM, as well as sets from parties across the UK, including at Lakota in Bristol and Cream in Liverpool.
Throughout the 2010s, folders contain sets from parties all over Europe and the UK, as well as rips of his NTS show Music’s Not For Everyone. The final 2020 folder contains his performance at Brighton’s Rituals in January.
Martin Brannagan, who was heavily invested in the curation of the archive, said of the project:
“The joy and thrill is that I know we’re still far from complete. Andrew was so prolific and his era spanned radio rips onto cassette to mixtapes and CDRs through to early internet streaming radio and present day where all radio is streamed and full soundboards are available days after the gig.”
“The last week of grief, reflection, love, honour and reminiscing of Andrew in our corner of the internet has also lead to a glut of people digging out their old tapes and working out getting them online”, he told Mixmag.
Listen to the full archive here.