THE ELECTRIK PLAYGROUND
THE ELECTRIK PLAYGROUND
Tagged as: Deep House, Drum & Bass, Dubstep, EDM, Progressive, Techno, Trance
A 2 hour program featuring guest sessions from some of the biggest names in the scene and world exclusives every week. Currently broadcasting across 10 countries.
Andi Durrant is one of Europe’s most respected champions of electronic music. A multi-award winning broadcaster who’s interviewed everyone from The Prodigy to Daft Punk, The Pet Shop Boys to Pendulum, Calvin Harris to High Contrast, Deadmau5 to David Guetta. He’s presented flagship radio programmes for Galaxy FM, Capital FM and Kiss in the UK, Nova Australia, and his Electrik Playground show is now one of the worlds biggest syndicated dance music programs, broadcasting on 60+ stations to 27 countries every week.
Alongside the worlds A-List dance music stars, Andi is renowned for supporting new and unsigned artists with people like Miguel Campbell, Doorly, Eddie Halliwell, Hot Since 82, Krewella and Deadmau5 all getting some of their first ever airtime on his shows. His Nu Breed radio show in the UK introduced many of today’s biggest electronic stars to the world.
A multi-award winning presenter, Andi was the youngest ever winner of the Sony Radio Academy Gold award, being named the UK’s Best Music Broadcaster in 2008. Since then he’s gone on to win further Sonys and been nominated 3 times for Best Specialist Music Program at the Arqiva Awards – once narrowly missing out to Ronnie Wood from The Rolling Stones and picking up Silver in 2015.
Alongside his regular radio shows Andi can be found playing across the globe. As the host and resident DJ for Ibiza and Mallorca Live he played to over 400,000 people at 48 gigs in 5 different countries – warming for Example, DJ Fresh, Run DMC, Dizzee Rascal, Tinie Tempah, Jessie J and Professor Green. Over the last 15 years he’s been a mainstay at some of the UK’s biggest festivals playing Creamfields, Mint Festival, Wickerman and returning to Ibiza to play the main room at the legendary Amnesia.
Andi has over 130 releases and remixes to his name. He’s worked on 4 top 5 records and been asked to add his magic touch to tracks by Flo Rider, Will I Am, Plan B, Far East Movement, Alex Metric, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Jacques Lu Cont and many more. As one half of Riley & Durrant he’s held residencies across the planet – from the infamous Gatecrasher in Sheffield to the Space Terrace and Amnesia Ibiza, the Ministry of Sound and Godskitchen. They spent 2 years as Tiesto’s support act at the worlds biggest club (Privilege Ibiza) and have played some of the planets most notorious festivals. They released their debut artist album “Research & Development” in 2008 and have been asked to work on music with Laidback Luke, Steve Aoki, Armin Van Buuren, Paul Van Dyk, Chaka Khan and Way Out West
In 2013 Andi set up Distorted – one of the worlds biggest electronic music radio production companies, producing and syndicating international programmes for Don Diablo, Paul Van Dyk, Defected Records, EDX, Claptone, Sister Bliss, Chicane, Kryder and many more.