There is a certain breed of DJ who exists outside of the music industry bubble. With a career spanning over 30 years, Andrew Weatherall is perhaps the quintessential example of this. His considered approach to dance music is evident throughout his fabled rise; from being instrumental in the first wave of dance music in the UK, to his production work for the likes of Primal Scream, and the twisted dub, house and electro of Warp favourites Sabres Of Paradise and Two Lone Swordsmen. It’s also present in his latest output, the dubby, krautrock and disco influenced project The Asphodells alongside Timothy J Fairplay. Through his incredibly varied output, one defining constant is a sense of timelessness, a persistent sense of cool in an unsteady electronic music landscape – an authenticity and depth of musical experience that most can only scratch the surface of.
This sense of existing out of time is evident in his mix for us. From the seductive DJ Sotofett opener through to blissed out mid-tempo chugs and irresistible, fizzing house and electro, it’s a class act, showing us just why Weatherall is one of the most respected figures in leftfield dance music.
Andrew Weatherall plays Beat Herder festival which takes place in Lancashire, 17-19 July