Legends of the genre regularly spin Caldwell's tracks and remixes in their live sets and podcasts. And his forthcoming music will further solidify his position as an innovator within the scene. The syncopated synths of buzz-worthy single "Superfunkidiculous" officially announced Caldwell’s arrival in 1994. Then, embracing the chilled-out, high-class vibe of San Francisco breakbeat, Caldwell went from that introductory track to forming the down-tempo chill trendsetter band Soulstice. Soulstice made major waves across the scene in the US and beyond seeing two albums released on San Francisco’s venerable Om Records. Branching out on his own, Caldwell’s work with another San Francisco based label, Naked Music firmly established him as the go-to producer of uncompromising Deep House quality.
His singles “I Can’t Wait,” “All I Need” and “Give A Little,” are to this day considered house music standards. In 2006 he released his first full length album Universal Truth, yielding gems such as “Warrior” and “Don’t You Love Me.” In between prolifically crafting his own music, Caldwell became a much sought after writer and remixer. Simultaneously, he founded and oversaw Uno Recordings, continually producing unique electronic music since 2005 with the label. Caldwell’s sophomore album “Obsession” released in 2009 saw collaborations with Gram’ma Funk, Mr.
V and others. Along the way, his productions garnered two Grammy nominations. His work with Kaskade on the single “Sorry” snagged a nomination for Best Remixed Recording in 2008, as did his original track “Funk Nasty” featuring Gramma Funk whose Wolfgang Gartner Remix received a Best Remixed Recording nod in 2011. Recent collaborations include Caldwell lending his talents to remixes and original productions with Morgan Page, Bass Kleph and Zoo Brazil as well as remixes for Paul Oakenfold, Major Lazer, Delerium, Shiny Toy Guns, Beyonce and The Veronicas. He's also concocted kinetic cuts such as the forthcoming track, 'Can’t Turn Away" with Tamara Keenan. The past year has seen Caldwell kick off a 24 date residency at Las Vegas mega club, Light Nightclub, several tours in Asia and North America and a very special sunrise set at the legendary Robot Heart at Burning Man. He also produces two monthly podcast series: "Play With Andy Caldwell" and "Heritage" Caldwell says, "I'm constantly trying to create timeless music.
I want to make something that will sound as good today as twenty years from now. I pay attention to trends, but I emphasize big hooks and a solid musical foundation. In the studio, I’m emulating my live sets. I want to take people on a journey with my songs and shows.
By the time you get to the end, you’ve been on a ride" Andy's travels have seen him entrance crowds everywhere from Australia to the Berlin Love Parade to Electric Daisy Carnival. He describes the live experience best. "My show is pretty intimate. I play a lot of my own music and current tunes that I'm feeling as well as some classics.
It’s a diverse set. I try to pull from those experiences that I’ve had as a fan of dance music and incorporate those into the show" Ultimately, versatility and adaptability propel Caldwell at lightening speed alongside the genre’s luminaries. “You have to evolve,” he concludes. “Change is the only real constant in life so you have to embrace that and ride the wave. You can't fight it.
As an artist, I want to be inspired every day. The only way to do that is to listen to new material. To me, it's about exploring. I want fans to hit ‘repeat.’ That's the goal.
When I work on a song, I'm in love with it; I will play it over and over again. I would like people to share that experience." They’ll undoubtedly be dancing endlessly along to Andy Caldwell’s music for a long time to come. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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