Andy Warburton, the resident Hed Kandi DJ, has been representing the stylish and iconic music brand since 2005. His air-miles have been seriously racked up as, beyond gigging across the UK, Andy travels extensively to rock international dance floors across global Kandiland. This has embraced every part of East and Western Europe, plus farther flung exotic locations, such as for example Casablanca, Sharm El Sheikh, Dubai, Jakarta, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo, Seoul, Manila, Sao Paolo, San Francisco, Toronto, Boston, the whole of Australia... in fact, it would GENUINELY be simpler to list the major cities where he HASN’T played, rather those that Andy has! Yet no matter the location, be it near or far, Andy continues to prove himself an ace exponent of the funkin’ Hed Kandi house sound blend. It’ll therefore come as no surprise to learn that his extensive musical knowledge has proven invaluable during the co-compiling process of so many of the Hed Kandi music CD compilation series (which are so eye-catchingly illustrated by Jason Brooks). There have been major contributions to the Serve Chilled, Beach House and Nu Cool streams for some years, Andy’s ear for hearing quality was recognised in 2006 with a progression to radio show broadcasting for the Kandi brand on a weekly basis. This role continues and presently you can hear him (often as not co-hosting with fellow leading Hed Kandi DJ Jim Breese) on The Kandi Lounge Show (Sundays 18.00-20.00 GMT) and the monthly Resident Mix for the Hed Kandi Radio Show (broadcast daily; both on Ministry of Sound Radio, available worldwide).
Meanwhile the duo have their Nu Cool Show going out across the Galaxy FM radio network in the UK, their Balearic Boudoir Show on Sonica Radio 95.2 FM in Ibiza twice weekly, plus their Nu Cool & Beach House Show, which can be heard on Planet Radio 100.2 FM in Germany each Sunday. Further monthly guest DJ mixes go out regularly via MoS Chill Syndication, Alpha Radio in Japan, Radio 1 Budapest, Radio 1 Lebanon, Radio Montecarlo in Milan and many more. As for visual media, well, Andy's winning smile and easy-going charm are no stranger to the camera, mainstream appearances include FTV, MTV Asia and Europe, Rapture, V Club TV, plus being featured on Kandi Vision, filmed at the glamorous Le Queen club in Paris. ‘Warbo’ initially honed his tastefully crowd-pleasing musical styles during the hothouse of six long gruelling summer seasons as an Ibiza DJ resident. Not just ‘any old’ Ibiza venue though, it was an extensive grounding that was wholly spent working along the phenomenal and compact Sunset Strip in San Antonio – him being, in turn, resident DJ at three of the four world famous beach bars located at the clubbing island’s daily evening musical focal point. Andy was spinning for eight-hours a day, seven days a week, primarily at Cafe Mambo. This being the late 90's / early noughties, it was precisely the key period when this perfectly located beach venue exploded to become the most acclaimed pre-party musical destination on earth, even eclipsing its mighty next door neighbour, Cafe Del Mar, in popularity. It was a truly unique time and place in dance music history, with an un-phased Andy Warburton at the centre of the action.