Andi Durrant is one of Europe’s most respected champions of electronic music. He’s the man Daft Punk go to when they want to talk about their new music.. the guy Example likes to premier his new tracks with… and the broadcaster who’s interviewed everyone from The Prodigy, Pendulum, Pet Shop Boys, Calvin Harris, Nicky Romero, Faithless, Avicii and David Guetta to Richie Hawtin, The Swedish House Mafia, Chase & Status, Sub Focus, Fatboy Slim, Loco Dice, Porter Robinson and Above & Beyond.
Alongside the worlds A-List dance music stars, Andi is renowned for supporting new and unsigned artists with people like Miguel Campbell, Hannah Wants, Doorly, Eddie Halliwell, Hot Since 82, T.E.E.D, Krewella and Deadmau5 all getting some of their first ever airtime on his shows.
A multi-award winning presenter who’s broadcast on both Capital FM and Kiss in UK, Andi was the youngest ever winner of the Sony Radio Academy Gold award, being named the UK’s Best Music Broadcaster in 2008. Since then he’s gone on to win 2 further Sonys and take the silver for best specialist music program at the Arqiva Awards – narrowly missing out to Ronnie Wood from The Rolling Stones. His Electrik Playground show is one of the worlds biggest syndicated dance music programs, broadcasting to 27 countries every week on Kiss across the UK, Nova Australia, Radio FG and many more.
Alongside his regular radio shows Andi can be found playing across the globe. As the host and resident DJ for Ibiza and Mallorca Live he played to over 400,000 people at 48 gigs in 5 different countries – supporting Example, DJ Fresh, Dizzee Rascal, Tinie Tempah, Jessie J and Professor Green. He’s been a mainstay at some of the biggest festivals rocking Creamfields, Mint Festival, Wickerman and returning to Ibiza to play the main room at the legendary Amnesia.
Andi has over 130 releases and remixes to his name, and over the last 18 months Andi has become one of the most in-demand remixers around – working on 4 top 5 singles and over 40 tracks. He’s been asked to add his magic touch to tracks by Flo Rider, Will I Am, Plan B, Far East Movement, Chicane, new york hip hop artist Thunderbird Gerard, Alex Metric and Jacques Lu Cont, and has been getting a huge amount of plays from DJs as wide-ranging as Nicky Romero, Tommy Trash, Adam F, Mistajam and Arty
As one half of Riley & Durrant he’s held residencies across the planet – from the infamous Gatecrasher in Sheffield to the Space Terrace and Amnesia Ibiza, the Ministry of Sound and Godskitchen. They spent 2 years as Tiesto’s support act at the worlds biggest club (Privilege Ibiza) and have played some of the planets most notorious festivals from Creamfields main stage to Fort Dance in St Petersberg. They released their debut artist album “Research & Development” in 2008 and have been asked to work on music with Laidback Luke, Steve Aoki, Armin Van Buuren, Chicane, Paul Van Dyk, Chaka Khan, Way Out West, Snow Patrol and many more.
Somehow Andi also finds time to run Distorted – a production company making some of the worlds biggest and most popular international radio shows. Taking 16 years of experience at the top end of radio and electronic music, Andi set up Distorted with Nick Riley in 2013, producing international radio shows and top- rated podcasts for music artists and brands. Distorted looks after the worlds biggest house music radio show “Defected In The House” alongside international programs for Don Diablo, Paul Van Dyk, Chicane, BCM Mallorca, Danny Howard, Kissy Sell Out, Claptone, Sister Bliss, EDX and many more.
Distorted content now broadcast across the US on iHeart and Sirius and reaches over 10 million people every week.