Andy Hughes is a man on a mission, he quickly became known as a consistent DJ who would throw down a thumping and varied set, suited to the moment, and to the crowd’s every need. Andy’s signature sets of Progressive House filled with energetic and funky twists have garnered devotees across America and beyond. From both US coasts to the UK and Ibiza, where he has received accolades from the press, promoters and punters alike. Andy’s launching pad was treating the neighborhood kids to the latest in pop music both at home and at school before he was 10 years old; he bought his first record when he was 4 years old! A musical background coupled with his eagerness to spread the musical word and Andy was DJing at age thirteen.
As a member of the prestigious Balance Record Pool, Andy has managed to draw devoted followers from day one. Andy has been a resident DJ at some of Florida’s premier (and infamous) night clubs. Playing to packed houses all over the state at The Club At Firestone, Marz, The Edge, Simon’s in Gainesville just to name a few. At the same time he started conquering the US, becoming a regular in cities like Atlanta, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Charlotte, Portland, Seattle, Philadelphia, Ottawa, Toronto, New York, Indianapolis and more.
The ascension to making his own music was made and in ‘95 Andy wrote and produced his first track “Yummy” alongside friends Chris Marchese and Chris Hand. In Jan ‘96 the track was picked up by Knight Life Records and then licensed on to Big Time International (Belgium) and re-released with new mixes on Skyway UK where it topped the UK charts. Then a producers dream came true for Andy – it was bootlegged. Yeah! Since then, Andy has moved on to own his own recording studio and record label, taken the old adage “if you want it done right, do it yourself” to heart by starting up his own label, MAFDDAP (Mothers Against Fat Drunk DJs and Producers). Shooting for the stars since it’s inception in 1997, MAFDDAP has received compliment after compliment from record buyers, other DJs and press. In these few years, Andy has managed to pump out over 20 tracks, most all have been licensed to other labels and artists for remixes and mix compilations.
Andy signed mix CD deals with Neurodisc Records out of Fort Lauderdale. Andy’s first CD with Neurodisc “Andy Hughes – Progressive Elements Vol. 1” is the first Neurodisc CD to be distributed through the Capitol Records distribution network throughout the US. Also, Andy’s 2003 track “Gotham City” was featured on MTV’s Real World (Chicago series, episode XI). MTV has since then picked up 13 more of his tracks for the show. More recently, Andy has teamed up with adult film star Victoria Andrews to produce music for her website as well her single “I Want You” which she independently released. Other ventures Andy has finished recently are the release of his latest original track “Thirty Thirty” with remixes. Additionally, Andy Hughes has been Collaborating with Los Angeles DJ Thee-O, as well as Orlando DJ Martin Boss. In 2008, Jeff Belfi “Digital Damage (Andy Hughes and Jaren Skinner rework) was released and distributed through Beatport. In late 2009 Andy remixed the Rokysopp “Trick Trick” remix with co-producer Billy Z. In the future, look forward to more tracks from Andy and some with long time studio partner John Sexton!! Looking at Andy Hughes’s past one can only see the reflection of what is to come.