Q&A: Andrade (FR002)

THE FLIGHTCAST: FR002 – ANDRADE

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Who are you and where do you come from?

I’m Andrade Olivier, otherwise known as Andrade, and I’m from Portugal but I live in Paris.

What are you working on currently? What are your plans for the future?

I’m actually working on new releases for 2013.  Hopefully new EPs for the labels I’m working with, like D’Julz’s Bass Culture, Delano Smith’s Mixmode, Ralph Lawson’s 20:20 Vision, plus my own label Street Knowledge as well as a host of other smaller labels.

What was the inspiration behind this mix?

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This mix was inspired by actual mood, shared between Detroit music and the more European Minimal sound.  Many Matthew Herbert tracks in the list, this guy always inspired me a lot.

How was the mix recorded?

The mix was recorded in Thailand, Koh Phangan.  I was on holiday when it was requested so yes, unfortunately, I had to do it with my laptop, which I don’t normal have involved.  But everything worked, the music is the deal here…

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See Andrade perform for the first time in the UK this Friday at The Shelter on Kingsland Road.  For more details and to get on the £5 guestlist go to our event page:

FR presents… FR002 with Andrade (20:20vision/Poker Flat/Street Knowledge)

Fri 7th June, The Shelter, 267 Kingsland Rd

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TheFlightCast: FR002 – Andrade

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Deep, sultry and ever so sleazy grooves from Andrade for the second in our podcast series.  Sit back, relax, close your eyes and think of Friday when he will be performing alongside the rest of the Flight Rhythm family of DJs.

andrade3Showcasing a selection of his own tracks and cuts off his own Street Knowledge label, this mix demonstrates the soulful and groovy intensity that continues to fuel his rise as a serious party starter.

Soon to drop his “Dark Message” EP on 2020vision, following with his Optimistic EP  on Delano Smith’s Mixmode Recordings, both set to drop this month, expect to hear a lot more in the future from this talented Parisian.

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To visit Andrade’s Soundcloud click here.

All tickets for the FlightRhythm/002 will be available on the door only.

For more information on the event or details of £5 guestlist for friends of FR, click “attending” on the event page here.

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Rest in Peace Romanthony

We were very saddened to read about the passing of Romanthony, music pioneer and house legend. Perhaps most widely recognised for his vocals on Daft Punk’s ‘One More Time’, Romanthony was also a producer in his own right.

From the mesmerisingly deep ‘Wanderer’ to the seriously funky ‘Bring U Up’ to the high energy garage classic ‘Let Me Show You Love’, Romanthony had a varied production style, with his music crossing several genres and always featuring his distinctive, immediately recognisable silky smooth vocals.

Here’s an Electronic Beats interview with Romanthony recorded in February 2009.

“My music in production is usually physical pain…. When you get a certain rhythm going at the studio, a certain sequence of melodies, sometimes, it’s like… it’s not funny at all, it’s like the opposite of it…”