When people hear the name Andy Smith many think of Portishead given the importance of said band and Andy’s contribution, DJ and sample wise to their beginnings. There is so much more however to the man linked to the world famous British band. Andy continues to electrify audiences around the world with his DJ sets, the sheer variety delighting and opening listeners’ minds incorporating everything from Soul, Funk, Reggae, Disco, Northern Soul, Hip Hop and everything else inbetween.
It wasn’t until 1998 however that Andy showed the world how versatile he was, being the first DJ to release a multi genre mix album on a major label, ‘The Document‘ being released to widespread critical acclaim. Mixing various musical forms to create a heady stew of irresistible delights, ‘The Document’ wowed listeners around the world eager for diversity in their audible fix. So successful was the collection that a second and third volume were added to the series, each faithful to the original’s theme.