#11 – Andy Duguid

Andy Duguid’s career took off in September 2006 when his production “Hypocrisy” was picked up by the mighty Tiesto. The support of the grand elite of DJ’s followed soon after that when Hypocrisy gained heavy support during sets from Paul van Dyk and Armin van Burren, and after being added to Tiesto’s playlist for many consecutive weeks. Being signed to Black Hole after the bidding war that followed, Hypocrisy was an instant club smash and simultaneously landed the career of Andy Duguid, instantly establishing a name for himself in the almost impregnable forest of producers in the scene as we know it today

The official follow up “Don’t Belong” virtually followed the same path, hailed by the industry as one of the biggest tracks of 2007. Don’t Belong initially got signed to one of the biggest compilation series globally, Tiesto’s In Search of Sunrise and it didn’t take long before Black Hole picked up the single for official release. Following the release of Don’t Belong, Andy’s creation, “Wasted” firmly placed Andy in the scene as one of the best. As a result of his high quality production work, Andy Duguid soon became a frequently asked remixer for numerous prolific artists such as Tiesto, OceanLab and Cosmic Gate to name a few, which were released on the biggest labels globally such as Maelstrom, Anjunabeats, Ultra and his current home base, Black Hole Recordings.

In 2008 Andy’s dream of releasing an album came true with the release of “Believe”. Not a bad review was to be found about “Believe” and again the high quality of every track was noticeable. With collabs from Julie Thompson, Leah and Solarstone to name a few, “Believe” was regarded as one the best EDM albums in 2009 gaining 5 stars from the highly regarded DJ Mag.

Andy was now a “wanted” producer for some of the biggest names in the scene, so it was no surprise that soon after the release of “Believe”, Andy was working on another album. This time, for Julie Thompson, producing her entire debut album, “Feeling for Corners” in 2009.

In 2010 Andy’s name as a DJ was to take a huge step with the release of the brand new mix compilation series, “Miracle Moments”. The double CD showcases Andy’s mixing talents with his artistic flare which creates a 2 hour long masterpiece spread over 2 discs. Reviews around the world held the album in high regard and Andy’s fan base grew to another level.

Next to his Andy Duguid moniker, Andy produces under various successful alter egos such as Reeves, who has found a home with giant’s, Anjunabeats and Emilio Fernandez who received massive support for one of the best selling tracks on Black Hole Recordings, “Reynosa”.

Andy’s string of successful top quality releases has pushed him to the top of the production world and in turn, has seen him travel to all corners of the planet performing as one of the best DJ’s in the world today which is also showcased each and every Tuesday night on www.di.fm with his hit radio show and podcast, After Dark Sessions. After Dark Sessions is fastly becoming one of the best EDM shows on the planet. With a listenership of thousands and syndications globally, The fan base for After Dark Sessions is growing into an army of epic proportions which trends world wide on twitter during every broadcast!

To add to this already seemingly unachievable work load, In may 2011, the birth of Andy’s record label “After Dark Music” was born. His aim? To deliver you the best top quality EDM productions the world has to offer. With Artists such as Andy himself, Ruby & Tony, Aimoon, Not Okay and Michael Badal to name a few, the future is already shining bright for After Dark Music

In 2012 Andy shows no signs of letting up with huge single releases like “I wan’t to believe” which Armin played religiously throughout the summer after naming it a future favourite on ASOT. His single “Music Box” voted by fans on the trance podium website as the track of July and later this year we shall be treated with his second artist album which the EDM world has been eagerly awaiting for since his debut in 2008!

As Andy quotes “To live a dream is a dream come true, For those who don’t dream don’t live”. It’s fair to say Andy is living his dream to the fullest.

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