Introducing DJ Andrew
Proper old school retro DJ
Introducing DJ Andrew
Andrew Downs (stage name DJ Andrew) is a DJ regularly working for Time Trek Mobile Disco
Read on to learn a bit more about DJ Andrew and find out if they might be the perfect choice for your party or event!
You can reach Time Trek Mobile Disco on 07553 442234
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DJ Andrew's Musical Specialities
Here are some of the specialist music genres for DJ Andrew - this isn't an exhaustive list - just the areas where this DJ has the widest knowledge and experience
A pop genre originating with African American musicians in the 1950s and 1960s combining elements of gospel, rhythm & blues as well as jazz. Soul became popular for dancing and listening in the US where labels such as Motown, Atlantic and Stax were prevalent.
The 1970's was a rich and varied time for music with artists such as The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac,The Carpenters, Elton John, The Eagles, America, Chicago, The Doobie Brothers, Paul McCartney and Wings, Bread and Steely Dan.
The mid-1970s saw the rise of disco music with bands like the Bee Gees, ABBA, Village People, Boney M, Donna Summer, KC and the Sunshine Band.
Hard rock and Heavy metal also emerged with British bands like Led Zeppelin, Free, The Who, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Uriah Heep, and Judas Priest and Queen . The Australian band AC/DC also found its hard rock origins in the early 1970s and its breakthrough in 1979's Highway to Hell, while popular American rock bands included Lynyrd Skynyrd, Aerosmith, Blue Oyster Cult, Alice Cooper and Kiss.
The mid-'70s saw the rise of punk music, major acts include the Ramones, Stranglers, Blondie, The Sex Pistols and The Clash.
The 1980s saw the rise of MTV and music videos. Michael Jackson and Madonna were the most powerful musicians during this time. Their videos became a permanent fixture on MTV and gained a worldwide mass audience. Michael Jackson's Thriller album from 1982 is the best-selling album of all time.
In the second half of the 1980s teen pop became popular with bands and artists like New Kids on the Block, Debbie Gibson, Tiffany, Tommy Page, New Edition, Stacey Q, The Bangles, Madonna, Olivia Newton-John and others.
Urban pop acts of the 1980s include Tina Turner, Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Deniece Williams. American artists such as Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, Bon Jovi, Prince and Janet Jackson ruled the charts throughout the decade and achieved tremendous success worldwide.
And then there were the New Romantics like The Human League, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Culture Club, Visage and Soft Cell alongside rock bands like Queen, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Europe, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake, Guns N' Roses and the successful comebacks of Aerosmith and Alice Cooper.
And the 80's were a rich source of great soul and disco music with Prince, Jermaine Jackson, The Whispers, The S.O.S. Band, Stevie Wonder, Kool & the Gang, Yarbrough and Peoples, Rick James, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Earth, Wind & Fire, Dazz Band, Evelyn King, Marvin Gaye, Mtume, DeBarge, Midnight Star, Luther Vandross, Freddie Jackson, Sade, Anita Baker, Teddy Pendergrass, Peabo Bryson.
Add with the beginnings of hip hop with Run D.M.C., Beastie Boys, NWA, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Eric B. & Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Boogie Down Productions, and Ice T, among others and the 80's truly had something for everybody.
Pop music in the 1990s saw the continuation of teen pop and dance pop trends that emerged during the 1970s and 1980s, along with hip hop which grew in popularity during the decade. The Britpop movement saw various interchangeable groups such as Blur, Suede, Pulp, Ash, Supergrass, The Verve and Oasis regularly topping the charts throughout the decade. This was also the decade of the boy band and the girl band, with Take That, East 17, the Spice Girls, Westlife and Boyzone having great success.
|Disco / Funk|
Disco is a wide genre that emerged in the 1970s from the US nightlife scene - typified by four-on-the-floor beats, strings and horns, electric piano and rhythm guitars. Well known disco artists across the world include ABBA, the Bee Gees, Donna Summer, Boney M, Earth, Wind and Fire and many more. A true Disco specialist will unearth classic tunes that you will vaguely recognise but will immediately be able to dance to!
A subgenre of electronic music typified by a four-on-the-floor beat and a medium temp, created by DJs remixing disco songs to give them deeper basslines and a mechanical beat. Proponents included Frankie Knuckles, Steve Silk Hurley, Farley Jackmaster Funk and others.
Fun Facts about DJ Andrew
We asked DJ Andrew to supply some snippets of information about themselves, just for fun!
|What year did you start DJing?|
|Where was your first gig?|
In a village hall in Lincolnshire
|How much did you earn from your first gig?|
nothing at all
|What would be your one favourite type of event?|
Any kind of celebration - it\'s good to have reasons to be happy
|Who is your favourite commercial DJ?|
Kein Greening RIP
|What is your absolute favourite musical genre?|
|Which song would you send into Room 101?|
|Which band or artist would you send into Room 101?|
|What was the first record you ever bought?|
Aha - Hunting High & Low
|Who is your favourite musical artist?|
|Is there a piece of equipment you wish you had never bought?|
|What piece of kit do you wish someone would hurry up and invent?|
A record-repairer that can fix all scratches & warps in old records
|What is your all-time favourite lighting effect?|
1980s retro light boxes with 4-channel controllers
|What is your favourite brand of PA speaker?|
Celestion Thames Ditton
|What is the oldest bit of kit in your collection?|
My 1950s rock & roll singles are the oldest things I use.
|What was the most embarassing moment in your DJ career to date?|
Accidentally playing the wrong side of a record. No one knew what it was. Oops!
|What do you think is the BEST part of DJing?|
Helping people have a great time.
|What do you think is the WORST part of DJing?|
Moving the equipment about - some of it is pretty heavy!
|Do you have any hobbies other than DJing?|
Keeping pet chickens
|Tell us a SECRET about you!|
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