- Record Label
- Magic Wand
About this item
Three edits by Mancunian maestro Andi Hanley on the superb Magic Wand label.
A lesser-known but prolific character on the local scene, various credentials proceed this cat including warming up at the prestigious Body & Soul night in New York, as well as curating the soundtrack to one of the Grand Theft Auto games! With a top tier pedigree at identifying infinite grooves and hidden hits, Andi's source material often strays into the leftfield and weird, yet what comes out the other end of the factory line is something that's generally ineffably beautiful, engrossing and often very danceable - with his extended edits often holding you in their grip till the very last bar.
This record starts with "Tied Up", a proper wigged-out afro-cosmic jam that plays with a vocal chant and percussion line throughout, building up tension and intensity until a huge brass-led lead section erupts towards the end of the track. Being skilled in the art of the looonnng DJ session, Andi's poise and attenuation of dynamics is what sets him apart from the clang-a-thon also-rans.
"Lucky Number" is indeed, one of those wacky, unknown leftfield edits, where he picks a song not normally associated with 'dance' music but with a few careful chops and loop points, emphatically exerts its presence on any nightclub floor.
Finally, "Happy Together" revels in a moment of perfection - a slow motion soul jam with rising strings, sumptuous lead synth part and a crazy sexy vocal that should get the whole club swaying - we've been lucky enough to hear Andi play this out a few times this year and every time it 100% slays all in its path.
One of the most under-rated edit specialists on the scene drops one of his hottest three secret joints for your listening and DJ'ing pleasure - go figure!
Matt says: Top drawer and rather quite illicit weaponry here for the working DJ and dancers that like it more under-the-radar than a Russian submarine.
1. Tied Up (Hanners Edit)
1. Happy Together (Hanners Edit)
2. Lucky Number (Hanners Edit)