Andy Reid (CA)

Beginning his DJ career in 1992, Andy quickly rose to one of the top names in house music in Canada. Establishing residencies with all the top promoters during the vibrant rave scene of the mid to late 90s in Toronto including Destiny, Liquid Adrenaline, and Dose, Andy established himself as a not-to-miss DJ with energetic sets laced with soulful vocals. As the raves went away, Andy transitioned into the thriving nightclub landscape holding down regular appearances at all the premier destinations in the city including The Guvernment, The Docks, Mad Bar, System Soundbar, Film Lounge, Cobra, Mod Club and the legendary Footwork. Not only did Toronto’s ears get a taste of Andy’s sound, but his increasing presence on the global scene as a top tier tastemaker has enabled Andy to perform across North America and Europe with appearances in famed hotspots such as London UK, New York City, Los Angeles, Miami and Winter Music Conference, Montreal, Amsterdam, and the White Isle Ibiza. Andy initially gained global recognition and praise from fans and industry heavyweights alike as the co-founder and Editor-In-Chief of one of the world's most prominent online electronic music magazines from 1996-2008, NocturnalMagazine.net. After years of reviewing and critiquing music, in 2009 Andy placed the magazine on hiatus and pursued production and label management. Alongside veteran producer YUG, the 2 founded 44th & Filth, which quickly became a trusted name with top tier DJs around the globe and saw support from the likes of Erick Morillo, Tiesto, Kaskade, Steve Angello, and Mark Knight. At the same time, Andy teamed up with legendary Canadian producer and DJ Adam K, and took over as label manager for famed Hotbox Digital, and quickly added Daniel Dubb's suave underground house label DV8 and Dirtybird artist Worthy’s Anabatic Records under his watch. However the crown jewel in Andy’s career launched In 2013 as he founded his own imprint Phoenix Music to develop and deliver proper house in all its forms. Within the first year the label had great success achieving 2 Top 10's on Traxsource and 8 Top 100's on Beatport, quickly establishing itself as one of the one-to-watch labels in the world and a staple in the boxes of Low Steppa, Sam Divine, Golf Clap, Tough Love, David Penn, Roger Sanchez, Alaia & Gallo, Angelo Ferreri, & more. Catapulting from that success, Phoenix Music signed an exclusive deal with the legendary Todd Terry to release carefully curated updates to his iconic catalog as well as brand new music, thus cementing the label’s cache in the industry. The label has continued to grow with 2018 being it’s best year yet seeing a #1 overall on Traxsource and 2 #2 overalls, 3 Top 10s on Beatport including the #6 best selling house track of 2018 in David Penn’s remix of Todd Terry’s classic “Babarabatiri”. The launch of Phoenix also saw Andy return to the studio for the label's the debut EP "That Sound" alongside James Bradshaw & Simone Denny went Top 30 on both Beatport and Traxsource and was licensed to legendary NYC label Nervous for remixes from Mr. V. Since that point Andy has continued to work on new music remixing top tier artists such as the aforementioned Todd Terry, UK legends The Shapeshifters, Adam K, and Daniel Dubb to his latest brand new collaboration “Life” with Juno winner Hatiras and Lee Wilson. 2019 sees Andy making a full commitment to the studio with plans to release singles and remixes monthly and his debut album this fall.
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