Androo is a producer and DJ based in Geneva with a musical curiosity reaching far beyond Switzerland’s alpine borders. Dub, dancehall, jazz and new wave inform his sound – one that’s one favour from Music From Memory and Klasse Wrecks – ensuring the hallmark of a pleasingly wonky groove.
‘Tim 100 (Jazz Mix)’ is deceptively simple. Its spare arrangement give it a minimal appearance but not in the techno sense; more like a reggae version on a 7″ B-side. Although Androo listens to a lot of jazz fusion, it’s the feeling and experimentation that’s more of an inspiration here than the sound itself. Languorous hand drums and what sounds like a fretless bass weave between each other with nonchalant ease. There’s an spontaneity to it all – “intuitively” piecing together “little experiences, little objets” as Androo puts it – like there was little or no delay between the idea and its recording.
Our 2018 Advent Calendar is in aid of Julie’s Bicycle, a non-profit that supports the creative industry to take action on climate change. All money raised through Bandcamp sales goes directly to Green Riders, a new campaign that will help will create more sustainable collective practices in the music industry. If you’re a DJ, artist, venue, promoter or just curious, join the Green Riders campaign here.
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The Green Riders campaign will provide tools, resources, and a community for artists and their teams to exchange advice, ideas and experiences, working alongside venues, festivals, labels and promoters to take action on climate change. It will launch in full in 2019, Sign-up on the website to join the campaign and get more information from Julie’s Bicycle.
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Julie’s Bicycle is a London-based not for profit that supports the global creative community to take action on climate change and the environment. We believe that the creative community is uniquely placed to drive positive change that can transform our world. Founded in 2007 from within the UK music industry, Julie’s Bicycle has established itself as an internationally trusted source of guidance supporting creative businesses to embed environmental sustainability into their work.
Artwork throughout the series is made by Emily Evans.