Opening set by Sami
Saturday August 6, 2011
33 Patterson St NE
Washington D.C., DC
Doors Open at 10pm, Ages 18+
From: Andy – UK | tyDi – Australia
Famous Tracks: Andy – Daydream w/ Markus Schulz, Air for Life w/ Above & Beyond, She Moves, Faces w/ Ashley Wallbridge, Fake Awake, Yearzero w/ Orkidea, So Much, Nadia Ali – Love Story (Andy Moor Remix), the list goes on. | tyDi – Armin van Buuren feat. Susanna – Forward Motion (tyDi Remix), Never Go Back, Never Go Back, You Walk Away
Best Known For: Andy – Being a monster in the studio… Air for Life, son!!! tyDi – Being the premiere Aussie trance export.
The boys from AVA are coming to Glow to further embed the trance legacy in DC nightlife! Andy Moor’s name rings throughout clubs worldwide. He has been featured on numerous ASOT mixes; has produced banger after banger (including Air For Life w/ A&B, the #19 trance song of all time); and just rocks, plain and simple.
At the age of 17 tyDi was already the resident in Brisbane’s premiere nightclub. Within 4 years he had released on Armada, been featured on multiple compilations from Markus Schulz, and spun an ID&T Sensation event. The rest is history!
Grammy-award nominated Andy Moor is a groundbreaking DJ and Producer in the electronic dance music scene. In his illustrious career, Andy has established a distinct, edgy and creative sound that is all his own. This sound, combined with his technical perfection led him to be highly ranked in the DJ Mag Top 100 for the past 6 years. In 2009 he was nominated for the DJ Awards, in 2006 he won “Best D…ance Record” at the International Dance Music Awards, and in 2004 he won “Best Trance Producer” and “Best Trance Track”. Owner of the highly respected AVA Recordings record label, producer of the ‘Moor Music podcast’ and producer & remixer to the star’s, it all started from humble beginnings.
Andy Moor started exploring the potential of his talent early in life – at the tender age of 5, he could already play his first piano piece flawlessly. By age 11 his musical ability furthered to include 6 more instruments. Two years later he spun his first record and by 21 he was playing stages and concerts to thousands. Now, at the 31-year mark, Moor is considered one of the most influential figures in today’s electronic music industry.
Within the past year Andy has rocked the electronic dance music world yet again with his production – “She Moves” featuring the vocals of Carrie Skipper. The track struck chords with fans and critics alike. Its frequent appearance in clubs and on radio shows quickly caused this track to be a favourite to many, quickly raising it to the ranks of previous fan favourites. Shortly thereafter Andy was asked to remix the Signalrunners production “These Shoulders”, a task which he gladly undertook. Other past remixes and collaborations have included the likes of DJ Tiesto, Above & Beyond, Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, Paul Oakenfold and more.
Despite his rise to prominence in the scene, Andy has remained incredibly grounded, communicating frequently and affably with his fan base through various social networking channels. In the studio Moor has been at the forefront of the rapidly evolving music scene, constantly pioneering new sounds and techniques rather than relying on a tried and tested production formula. When he’s not in the studio or on tour, Andy stays busy running his own record label AVA Recordings, which has remained one of Armada Music’s strongest outlets, consistently releasing the finest in progressive and trance from a talented roster of new and veteran producers including: Ashley Wallbridge, Tydi, David Forbes and Tritonal.
Many new and future AVA releases can be heard on his podcast, “Moor Music”, which has recently undergone a facelift increasing its frequency from monthly to fortnightly. Available through iTunes and with an ever expanding army of loyal followers and subscribers, the tracks are handpicked and mixed to perfection by Andy himself and are a true reflection of what you can expect to hear him play live at any of his shows or concerts across the globe.
This year Andy plans to reduce his tour diary, with the intention to spend some more time in the studio. After his 2005 collaborative album “Explorer” with Tilt received such a positive reaction, plans were put in place for Moor’s own artist album, which fans will be delighted to hear is well under way. Although his tour dates may be temporarily slowing down in order to concentrate on the new album, the future of the Moor legacy shows no signs of stopping anytime soon…
Born and raised on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast in Australia, tyDi has a background of classical theory and contemporary styles, as well as a university degree from the prestigious Conservatorium of Music.
“People ask me why I would bother studying when I’m already doing well in my field – but I believe knowledge is power, and it’s important for me to learn everything I can about sound and my passion in life. Music is powerful on so many levels, I want to learn, to know it inside and out,” tyDi explains.
And learn he did – For two consecutive years tyDi was voted as Australia’s #1 DJ (Sony ITM DJ Poll), as well as being listed highly in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs of the world in both 2009 and 2010. An amazing achievement for someone so young, but this accolade was far from the end of the story. The 23 year old attended the 2010 International Dance Music Awards in Miami where he was presented with the award for ‘Best Breakthrough DJ’ of the world personally by international dance giant Tiesto. He is an internationally touring artist, performing frequently in Australia, Europe, Canada, the US and Asia. Since 2008 tyDi has headlined many of the worlds leading festivals to crowds as big as 40,000 at events such as Sensation, Global Gathering, Godskitchen and the Trance Energy Mainstage in Utrecht, Holland where he played to over 20,000 music lovers.
In late 2009 tyDi launched his own weekly worldwide radio show titled ‘Global Soundsystem’ which has become a successful international name in its own right. Broadcasted in over 20 different countries after just one year, the fast growing success of Global Soundsystem led to one of tyDi’s biggest surprises yet, he announced to his fans that superstar guests Sasha, Paul Oakenfold, Judge Jules, Sander Van Doorn and Markus Schulz would all be joining him to mix and host the 50th episode.
tyDi’s critically acclaimed debut artist album ‘Look Closer’ hit the charts running where it went straight to the number 2 spot on the Australian Dance albums chart, with individual tracks appearing several times in the number one spot on the Beatport downloads chart. In both 2009 and 2010 tyDi mixed his own compilations for Ministry of Sound which were both followed by a 16 date tour for his fans. tyDi’s career as a song writer and producer took off when his first song ‘Meet me in Kyoto’ was signed to the world’s #1 Dj Armin Van Buuren’s record label ‘Armada Music’ at the age of 17. His releases such as ‘You Walk Away’, ‘Vanilla’, ‘Calling’, and ‘Half Light’ have become international favorites in their genre and are featured on compilations worldwide including several albums from Armin Van Buuren and many of the worlds leading DJ’s.
In the remix world, tyDi is known for adding his unique twist to the music of the worlds best with a recent remix for BT’s ‘The light in Things’ impressing so much that it led to the two of them working together on their own original collaborations, and it doesn’t end there! tyDi’s versatility is proven by his ability to produce soundtracks for hard hitting government advertising campaigns, video games, and luxury property developments.
It goes without saying that 2011 is going to be a big year for tyDi. The prospective tours, collaborations and musical productions are endless. Watch this space as tyDi becomes a brand synonymous with world-class dance music.