Andy Smith was always associated as being the ‘Portishead DJ’.
Not satisfied with that crown alone, Mr. Smith went on to be the first DJ to release a multi-genre mix album on a major label.
His seminal mix album ‘The Document’ hit the streets back in 1998 and became the soundtrack for a generation –It segued tracks from artists such as Tom Jones; Peggy Lee The Jungle Brothers, Jeru The Damager and even The Spencer Davis Group.
KEE are proud to secure Andy Smith as part of his ‘The Document Live’ tour celebrating this seminal mix-tape for the masses.
This appreciation of different genres made Smith the ideal person to provide samples for Portishead’s first two albums. He went on to make his name as their international tour DJ – reflecting their respect for both digging and hip-hop scratch DJ-ing. Hip-hop elements formed the basis of Portishead’s unique sound. Andy was included in the Top 20 Greatest DJ’s of all time in Future’s Music Radar.
Since the Portishead tours he has established himself as an underground producer, working with Scott Hendy (Boca 45) under the name Dynamo Productions. Their album Analogue, which notched up a top-ranking five out of five in Mojo magazine, He has also provided samples for Prodigy hits and Lack of Afro. London and international Residencies Andy regularly appears in clubs across the world and his strong cult keeps him in demand.
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