Few DJs and producers can claim as much diversity as Nick Riley and Andi DurrantÖ Best known as 2 of the UK's favourite and musically diverse DJs, defying genres and resisting the usual rules of electronic music. They are producers, players and presenters, reaching over half a million people a week on their massively popular radio shows and pulling in crowds of thousands to their events and parties.
MUSIC: Playing and making a concoction of house, techno, electro, progressive and melodic, their tracks are being supported by a wide cross section of DJs Ė from underground legends Laurent Garnier
and Sander Klienenberg to trance superstars Armin and TiŽsto
, to house hero's like Pete Tong
. They also produce music for television and film. In 2008 Riley & Durrant
remixed international chart hits from Mark Brown ("The Journey" Ė UK no. 11), the Cube Guys club smash "Baba O'Riley", alongside a stack of more underground club focussed records which have seen the boys among the top of the Beatport download charts. As the summer 2009 season gets under way, the boys have already remixed 6 tracks for independent and major labels, including the new single from the Utah Saints
, Just Jack and Blue Pearl and found their way into sets by DJs like Krafty Kuts
, Micky Slim, Dave Spoon and many more.
RADIO: Between them they present 2 of the Galaxy Networks flagship specialist dance programs, including Andi Durant's Saturday Warmup (now the biggest and most listened to Saturday radio show in the UK) and their cutting-edge Friday night showcase for the underground, unsigned and unheard. This year Andi was also awarded his third prestigious Sony Award and joining the ranks of previous winners Zane Lowe
and Colin Murray as Music Broadcaster of the Year.
GIGS & LIVE SETS: This year the boys made their first entry into the prestigious DJ Mag Top 150 and were voted as Britain's No. 6 in the Datatransmission UK DJ Poll, alongside Errol Alkin, Sasha
, Digweed and James Zabeila.
For the entire 2008 season Riley & Durrant
were part of the biggest and busiest night in Ibiza when they were asked to be weekly residents at Privilege to provide the sound of the second room at TiŽsto
's sell-out concerts. In 2009 they return as weekly residents at the Worlds Biggest Club and continue to provide an alternative eclectic sound to the night.
As co-owners and promoters of the massive Electrik Playground club nights, Riley & Durrant
have been touring across Europe with a regular party at the infamous Ministry of Sound in London, Privilege Ibiza and one off events at clubs and arenas around the UK.
No strangers to some of the world's biggest parties and festivals, Riley & Durrant
have rocked the main stages of Creamfields
, Gatecrashers Summer Sound System, Godskitchen
's Global Gathering and Fort Dance in St Petersberg, alongside arenas and stadiums across the UK, Russia, Asia and America.
DISCOGRAPHY (2008 / 2009):
BLUE PEARL - NAKED IN THE RAIN (Riley & Durrant
ORIGIN UNKOWN Ė VALLEY OF THE SHADOWS (Riley & Durrant
BOOTLEG MIX) WHITE
JUST JACK Ė EMBERS (Riley & Durrant
BOOTLEG MIX) WHITE Utah Saints
Ė LOVE ME (Riley & Durrant
MIX) DATA (TBC)
LOVERUSH Ė 5 REASONS (Riley & Durrant
MIX) SUN 2 SEA
DJ ANTOINE - THIS TIME (Riley & Durrant
JUAN KIDD Ė PUTAYN (Riley & Durrant
MIX) NU BREED MUSIC
CUBE GUYS - BABA O'RILEY (Riley & Durrant
NICKY C - SEASONS (Riley & Durrant
VS MARK MAILTLAND MIX)
CTRL ALT DLTE - HIT MY STICKS (Riley & Durrant
VS HAUSWERKS MIX)
RICHARD COLEMAN - HAYMAKER (Riley & Durrant
BROTHER BROWN - UNDER THE WATER (Riley & Durrant
MIX) Riley & Durrant
- REMOTE CONTROL (ORIGINAL) NU BREED MUSIC
MARK BROWN -THE JOURNEY (Riley & Durrant
MIX) CR2 / POSITIVA Riley & Durrant
Ė AURORA (CLUB MIX) NEWSTATE Riley & Durrant
Ė EXPERIMENT NO. 2 (ORIGINAL) NEWSTATE
YOUTUBE LINK: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=SAEMGt9OAeQ
TWITTER LINK: http://www.twitter.com/andidurrant