Andrew Clarke, known by his stage name Andy C, is an English DJ, record producer and co-founder of RAM Records, a pioneering force in the drum and bass genre. In 2011 Andy C won the Best DJ title in the 2011 Drum and Bass Arena Awards, and since the awards’ inception in 2009, he has won the people’s vote in the awards for Best DJ each year. He specialises in fast mixing, often employing three turntables. A signature mixing style of Andy is what he refers to as “The Double Drop”: lining up 2 tunes so that both basslines drop at the same time.
Andy C has often organised events where he DJs continuously for 6 hours. In January 2011 Mixmag UK announced the result of 14 month global poll from 35 nominations chosen by other big names in dance music: the survey asked global voters to decide Who is the Greatest DJ of All Time Andy C was ranked number 4 on it and the highest British DJ on the list. Andy C is considered by the popular culture of Britain and the extended population of the world to be the “Most influential Drum & Bass DJ to ever live.” Having the most successful record label in the genre, and also the greatest number of ‘Best DJ’ titles. He is the only DJ in history to receive in excess of 20 annual ‘Best DJ’ titles in any genre.