Andy Smith is the originator of the major-label multi-genre mix album. When his mix-CD The Document hit the streets in 1998, it became the soundtrack for a generation who had heard Coldcutâ€™s Journeys By DJs but needed to hear more – The Document and its follow ups Document II and Document III filled the void.
The Document III and other mixes
Having sold in excess of 130,000 copies of The Document I and II, Andy released the eagerly anticipated The Document III on Sanctuary Records in 2005. The mix features artists as diverse as Muddy Waters, Freda Payne, Showbiz and AG, Black Sabbath and Aldo Vanucci.
The Document mix CD series reflects Smithâ€™s well honed DJ style of playing good music whatever the genre from his mixed bag of vinyl treasures.
The series has proved so popular that Trojan Records asked Andy to breathe new life into their back catalogue by releasing a reggae spin off called The Trojan Document in 2006. Record Kicks releases Andyâ€™s latest compilation Lets Boogaloo Volume 4 in 2007.
Andy originally made his name back in the 1990s as Portisheadâ€™s world tour DJ reflecting their respect for both the art of digging for breaks and hip-hop scratch DJing. This appreciation of different genres made Andy the ideal guy to provide sample material for Portishead. These hip-hop elements helped form the basis of the unique Portishead sound.
THE ROXY Show Dates:
October 3, 2007