Andrew Weatherall? (RIP February 2020)

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So my friend tells me I should go to see Andrew Weatherall instead of Orbital in a few weeks and I am inclined to agree. Orbitals latest album was kind of shite and I hear reports of wanky live shows which are dull. On the other hand I hear nothing but praise for Weatheralls sets, high praise at that. What say you ILM? And am I right in presuming Weatherall is a electro, techno type thingy?

Ronan, Wednesday, 5 December 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

We wanna be free to do what we wanna new answers.

Ronan, Wednesday, 5 December 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

that's the joy of a weatherall set (if you wanna look at it like that), he could be spinning old skool 'lectro, punk-disco crossover, hiphop, or microhouse. or all of the above. is it a weatherall dj set, ronan, or a two lone swordsmen gig?

jess, Wednesday, 5 December 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

weatherall over orbital every time.

although weatherall is a soft target for critisicm, he is a wicked dj.

ambrose, Wednesday, 5 December 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

what ambrose said.

gareth, Wednesday, 5 December 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

It's a Weatherall DJ set. Orbital is 27.50 and Weatherall is 12.50 which also is major major factor. More money to get sorted for e's and whizz and beer and mcdonalds. ahem.

Ronan, Wednesday, 5 December 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Weatherall woo-woo! Orbital is fun if you're with a group of attractive people and have spritzers. Or maybe just a group of attractive people--dancing in a hip way, with wooshing noises. But Weatherall is neat if you have an allergic reaction to GAP. Personally, I'd just go with the cheaper one--both are fun in different ways. But the new Two Loneswordsmen remixes are quite odd-- I mean, how do you remix glitch anyway?

Mickey Black Eyes, Wednesday, 5 December 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I heard a 3 hour set of Weatherall on Groovetech internet radio - earlier this year - absolutely superb top grade pulsating electro music. DJ magazine had a top 100 poll of best current DJs - Why Weatherall was missing - remains a big mystery - I voted for him anyway !

DJ Martian, Wednesday, 5 December 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

No, go to Belfast to see Belle & Sebastian.

actually, if you've never done Orbital live, maybe give that a go. they're great the first five times. You get to watch thin Hartnoll being the Tartnoll.

Weatherall is a top DJ as well. Actually, split into three people and go to everything, that's what I say.

DV, Wednesday, 5 December 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Wetherall's Force tracks CD (hypercity) is reason alone to go..

jk, Thursday, 6 December 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Orbital have been useless for years, and attract the 'intelligent dance music' (in a bad way) fans. go see Weatherall!

michael, Thursday, 6 December 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Orbital can be great. it helps if you're in the right mood.

Alan Trewartha, Thursday, 6 December 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Orbital = the ultimate emotionaly charged late evening summmer festival experience. Don't really do it in an areana or club. Weatherall can be a magician in the small club and is best for ex indie types.

David Gunnip, Friday, 7 December 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Orbital having been getting steadily worse live since 1996. I fell asleep at their last Brixton gig. Go see Weatherall instead.

RickyT, Friday, 7 December 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

seven years pass...

Listening to Pox On The Pioneers today for the first time. The intro to Built Back Higher sounds like an homage to Durutti Column. Another parallel to DC....neither Andy nor Vini should sing.

Not a bad album so far. Probably not one i'll return to but I appreciate him making an album like this instead of just pushing out more electro/deep house tracks.

brotherlovesdub, Friday, 28 August 2009 20:55 (eleven years ago) link

Oh man I forgot about Hypercity. SEMINAL (in the sense of gooey, white, sticky ...)

ok star grumbles (lukas), Saturday, 29 August 2009 13:18 (eleven years ago) link

Only half the way through Pox right now, but "Seminal Walking" is so good it actually makes me wish it had vocals (preferably from a guest).

Johnny Fever, Monday, 31 August 2009 15:16 (eleven years ago) link

....neither Andy nor Vini should sing xpost

I heard him vocalise around 1981 in a sixth form band at Windsor Arts Centre. sounds like he hasn't improved.

Dr X O'Skeleton, Monday, 31 August 2009 19:29 (eleven years ago) link

I kinda liked You Can't Do Disco Without A Strat

miss pamela and the gtfo's (sic), Tuesday, 1 September 2009 08:35 (eleven years ago) link

i really didn't like the gothabilly stuff he did. what is the "pox" album like?

dog latin, Tuesday, 1 September 2009 11:08 (eleven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

No more opinions on Pox? Not sure what I think of it myself, other than the impression it's a bit topheavy- the first four tracks would make a fantastic EP.

More Butty In Your Pants (Telephone thing), Saturday, 26 September 2009 00:08 (eleven years ago) link

Just looking at all the eight year old Orbital vs. Weatherall exchanges above is pretty amusing.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 26 September 2009 00:10 (eleven years ago) link

There's a good EP in there but I didn't enjoy it as an album.

brotherlovesdub, Saturday, 26 September 2009 00:16 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...

vocals no worse than old Renegade Soundwave really (remind me of them + Terry Hall at times)

modescalator (blueski), Monday, 9 November 2009 00:07 (eleven years ago) link

'All The Little Things' is fantastic

modescalator (blueski), Monday, 9 November 2009 19:19 (eleven years ago) link

I like Walk of Shame. TBH, I generally like the album. None of it stands out, but as a sound I like it. Pleasant and a different take on the post-punk sound which is no mean feat considering how much it's been rinsed this decade.

Treblekicker, Monday, 9 November 2009 23:03 (eleven years ago) link

"none of it stands out" = stock weatherall critique post-"stay down"

moonship journey to baja, Monday, 9 November 2009 23:11 (eleven years ago) link

i think it's a fair critique btw

moonship journey to baja, Monday, 9 November 2009 23:11 (eleven years ago) link

...and most of it I didn't like either. Personally I thought till this one after the Fifth Mission it went downhill for Weatherall (albeit with a few nice house records along the way).

This one grabbed me differently, and as for stuff not standing out I wouldn't say that's always a valid criticism. Would you criticise Gas or Young Marble Giants for it? It all sounds similar but it's a good similar.

Treblekicker, Monday, 9 November 2009 23:21 (eleven years ago) link

one year passes...

Lest we forget

puff pastry hangman (admrl), Friday, 31 December 2010 01:03 (ten years ago) link


Seriously, forgot how great this is!!!

puff pastry hangman (admrl), Friday, 31 December 2010 01:06 (ten years ago) link

Fifth Mission is stunning. So many styles. I've bought it 3 times.

brotherlovesdub, Friday, 31 December 2010 01:17 (ten years ago) link

For archeologists excavating this thread: Weatherall is in part responsible for the Fuck Buttons Tarot Sport, which is in my top 10 of the past 5 years.

Yours sincerely, Bad Poetry (Sanpaku), Friday, 31 December 2010 01:42 (ten years ago) link

Cosign. Awesome record.

Captain Ostensible (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 31 December 2010 06:05 (ten years ago) link

Weatherall produced the penultimate track on Warpaint's debut, too.

Captain Ostensible (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 31 December 2010 06:06 (ten years ago) link

My copy of The Fool has him down as mixing Undertow and Baby.

I really like the dub mixes he's just done of Steve Mason's Boys Outside - reminds me of Sabres of Paradise mixes circa 94.

The baby boomers have defined everything once and for all (Dorianlynskey), Friday, 31 December 2010 09:56 (ten years ago) link

I posted that from the iPhone while still in bed, so bow to your actual fact checking there!

I've not heard the Boys Outside dub mixes, but I love that album so will have to seek it out. Is it on CD anywhere or am I gonna have to scour the internetz?

Captain Ostensible (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 31 December 2010 10:10 (ten years ago) link

There are two mixes on the Boys Outside single, Nick - on iTunes and (presumably) CD.

With his various mixes and productions this year and his DJ set at the Screamadelica shows, I've enjoyed being reminded how much I love Weatherall. I used to be a total stan, buying every one of his early 90s remixes on vinyl.

The baby boomers have defined everything once and for all (Dorianlynskey), Friday, 31 December 2010 10:28 (ten years ago) link

Used to have all his Bloodsugar mixes on a hard drive somewhere. Must track them down.

sam500, Friday, 31 December 2010 11:18 (ten years ago) link

two years pass...

Anyone else listened to his Asphodells project's new record yet? Cosmic/Balearic disco stuff, sounding pretty good on first listen.

Neil S, Monday, 4 February 2013 13:59 (seven years ago) link

I haven't heard it yet but if it's Love From Outer Space-type stuff it'll be amazing.

Matt DC, Monday, 4 February 2013 14:17 (seven years ago) link

posted when I'd heard the first track, some of the later tracks feature vocals and are more in a post-punk vein, they remind me a bit of that Harvey Locussollus record.

Neil S, Monday, 4 February 2013 14:20 (seven years ago) link

In fact some melodica work is making it sound a lot like Power Corruption & Lies-era New Order, a good thing in my book.

Neil S, Monday, 4 February 2013 14:39 (seven years ago) link

that sounds pretty good, if it's more like Locussolus and less like the post-punky Two Lone Swordsmen record (From the Double Gone Chapel), I liked that one at first and then it wore off ...

dmr, Monday, 4 February 2013 17:14 (seven years ago) link

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 5 February 2013 00:47 (seven years ago) link

this is really good in places, but a bit guilty of being exactly as you'd imagine it to sound, ie like primal scream.

Ballboy to Afghanistan (LocalGarda), Thursday, 7 February 2013 12:41 (seven years ago) link

Yeah that's what I thought, I mean in fairness Weatherall did create that sound but it's such a well-worn grove to slip into that unless it's absolutely sublime I find myself wanting to put something else on. Same goes for the whole Richard Norris/Time and Space Machine thing.

Matt DC, Thursday, 7 February 2013 12:49 (seven years ago) link

two months pass...

Say what you like about Weatherall but he has a decent beard.

djh, Friday, 3 May 2013 18:40 (seven years ago) link

three months pass...

this is so sooooo good.
its very much in line with his 'love from outer space' groove.
in fact thats the final track on the 3rd cd ..
oh, and he is hoping to sort out a proper dub version of the asphodells album (as opposed to the soon to be released remix set)

mark e, Friday, 23 August 2013 19:20 (seven years ago) link

one year passes...

groovypanda, Monday, 1 June 2015 08:34 (five years ago) link

Plus, Vince Clarke basically turned WFL into an Erasure track w/ Shaun Ryder on vox, whereas Weatherall more or less laid out a blueprint w/ Loaded, which is probably why it was so influential.

henry s, Monday, 17 February 2020 22:19 (eleven months ago) link

Sorry, didn't mean to turn this into a semantics thread. Let's make way for more great stories about a guy we all agree was a giant in our world.

henry s, Monday, 17 February 2020 22:21 (eleven months ago) link

Weatherall's Weekender.

Mark G, Monday, 17 February 2020 22:52 (eleven months ago) link

.. available via soundcloud as i have just found out.

mark e, Monday, 17 February 2020 23:02 (eleven months ago) link

I think I got Nine O'Clock Drop out of the library in 2000 and didn't really give it a fair listen as I'd expected something more techno and dubbier, but going back to it now, that's a v prescient tracklisting - a lot of stuff that I heard revived and revered via other channels over the next few years after it came out

a passing spacecadet, Monday, 17 February 2020 23:51 (eleven months ago) link

Sad news to wake up to this morning. Listening to Haunted Dancehall today, Wilmot is such a great track and it's such a great album.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 04:44 (eleven months ago) link

I only saw him layout a few times but they were all immense and great memories.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 04:45 (eleven months ago) link

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 04:48 (eleven months ago) link

I think he was the DJ I most wanted to be

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 05:55 (eleven months ago) link

Middle of the second hour is immense.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 07:21 (eleven months ago) link

Fuck me i’m sad now.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 07:52 (eleven months ago) link

Me too, those were great nights.

santa clause four (suzy), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 08:23 (eleven months ago) link

I felt deeply saddened to the hear about Andrew Weatherall passing. He was so ubiquitous that almost everyone I knew had a story or a connection to him. He was due to speak at a conference within a festival in Leeds on the 7th of March which I was really looking forward to. I went to the same school as him. I started a few years after he'd left and Loaded had come out while I was a teenager. He was a legendary figure then. I must have seen him play out at least once a year in the last 10 years. I just can't believe he won't be there any more.

mmmm, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 08:38 (eleven months ago) link

i'm not a dance music dude but i liked everything i heard that he was involved in. i mean he even made decent stuff with primal scream! that's heap big medicine.

doo rag, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 09:24 (eleven months ago) link

Never got a chance to see him spin, but he's unquestionably been a huge influence on the direction of my personal musical paths. From the SoP albums ('Haunted Dancehall' still an absolute fave), through his many great remixes, and producer jobs for albums I dug. He was ubiquitous, I always seemed to run into his music somehow, most recently with his great NTS show.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 09:38 (eleven months ago) link

I just remember that the company name for ilx’s zing! App is Haunted Dancehall.

Good taste, bit Victorian but who isn't? (jed_), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 09:47 (eleven months ago) link

this is a weatherall remix that i really like but i don't think have ever seen mentioned:


Animal Bitrate (Raw Patrick), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 10:22 (eleven months ago) link


Animal Bitrate (Raw Patrick), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 10:22 (eleven months ago) link

They're playing weatherall all morning on nts and taking requests via the chat

ymo sumac (NickB), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 10:53 (eleven months ago) link

The bloodsugar mixes are all still online, with mostly but not quite complete tracklistings

saer, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 11:20 (eleven months ago) link

xp Soon remix on now, god level, never gets old

Neil S, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 11:38 (eleven months ago) link

Youtube playlist of all the tracks played on today's show:

groovypanda, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 12:03 (eleven months ago) link

I just listened to Haunted Dancehall in the car for the first time in ages and wow it holds up better than ever. Always loved it but in today's context it still works. The drumming on it is fantastic - I assume those are live drum loops he played in? There's even a snatch of the rockabilly influence on tracks like Tow Truck

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 12:05 (eleven months ago) link

Beautiful words by Twitch on resident advisor. I'll pay my own tribute on the dancefloor at Optimo this Saturday.

out comes stanley, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 13:06 (eleven months ago) link

Another Twitch-related memory - Pure was his pre-Optimo techno night in Edinburgh:

My dear fried Jill who also looked after the press for myself & Pure in the 90s dug this out from her archive. Andrew "Wet Pants" Weatherall.

— Optimo (Espacio) (@JDTwitch) February 18, 2020

Fantastic. Great move. Well done (sic), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 18:47 (eleven months ago) link

Plus, Vince Clarke basically turned WFL into an Erasure track w/ Shaun Ryder on vox, whereas Weatherall more or less laid out a blueprint w/ Loaded, which is probably why it was so influential.

btw not trying to dunk on Henry again, just wanted to additionally acknowledge that Weatherall's first remix ever was also for the Happy Mondays, and he'd done other indie-dance remixes between that and Soon

Fantastic. Great move. Well done (sic), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 21:33 (eleven months ago) link

I honestly wouldn't be where I am today without Weatherall's involvement in my music. His constant support and honesty, the time we spent together making 'Tarot Sport', everything. I don't want this to be real

— Blanck Mass (@BlanckMass) February 17, 2020

I’d forgotten that Weatherall produced that Fuck Buttons album

mh, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 23:37 (eleven months ago) link

only found out today re the Weatherall remix of 'Death of a Rudeboy' by Madness.
after some research realised there is no physical product, seems to have been a digital only release, but still, what a fantastic 8 mins of old era Madness ska vs Weatherall dub it is.

oh, and this week sees his final release, Unknown Plunderer/End Times Sound, which includes a remix by Radioactive Man.

mark e, Thursday, 20 February 2020 19:32 (eleven months ago) link

Enjoy a few mixes. 143 of them.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 20 February 2020 19:45 (eleven months ago) link

Amazing tribute to Andy Weatherall in Edinburgh. Had to go and see it for myself. 👏 Shona Hardie #andyweatherall #weatherall #andrewweatherall #edinburgh #acidhouse #streetart

— Edinburgh Music Lovers (@weareEML) February 19, 2020

groovypanda, Friday, 21 February 2020 12:53 (eleven months ago) link

mark e, Friday, 21 February 2020 19:21 (eleven months ago) link

10 DJ mixes, picked by Matos

Fantastic. Great move. Well done (sic), Friday, 21 February 2020 19:56 (eleven months ago) link

Thanks for that link sic, enjoyed some of those last week during a trawl through mixcloud.

Bill Brewsters latest DJ podcast is all things AW and thoughtful. Well worth two hours of anyone's time.

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Monday, 24 February 2020 17:15 (eleven months ago) link

That Petrol Emotion - Abandon (Boy's Own Mix). Doesn't get mentioned much but you can hear the blueprint of all his rockier remixes right there. This must have come out not long after or around the same time as Loaded. Huge baseline and lots of the guitar and vocals left intact.

Readily available on 12" for under a quid.

Noel Emits, Sunday, 1 March 2020 12:14 (ten months ago) link

I mixed all 5 of the Fort Beulah 12”s together since they’re not streaming anywhere.

brotherlovesdub, Sunday, 1 March 2020 15:18 (ten months ago) link

Two rare Lords Of Afford tracks posted (in wav) by Twitch in this thread:

I spent a lot of 1994 putting together this 4 x LP compilation - It would have been impossible to put together without a fax machine and I would endlessly fire off faxes to Coil, Chris & Cosey etc. until I wore them down and they agreed to contribute.

— Optimo (Espacio) (@JDTwitch) February 25, 2020

Fantastic. Great move. Well done (sic), Monday, 2 March 2020 08:15 (ten months ago) link

awesome, thank you brotherlovesdub and sic and Twitch

also I did not know that Pi Recordings was Twitch; picked up and enjoyed a couple of later Pi comps in the late 90s, but sadly don't have that one - looks beautiful

a passing spacecadet, Monday, 2 March 2020 12:30 (ten months ago) link

Nice show from David Holmes over on NTS

groovypanda, Wednesday, 11 March 2020 15:46 (ten months ago) link

Tracklist looks great, it misattributes "Silver Cloud" to Neu! though...

willem, Wednesday, 11 March 2020 16:06 (ten months ago) link

two months pass...
one month passes...

Ace set from Justin Robertson as part of the Glade Glastonbury tribute:

chonky floof (groovypanda), Monday, 29 June 2020 10:53 (six months ago) link

From the same tribute, the David Holmes 'mix' is more of a documentary on Andrew's life and musical career. It's a treasure.

brotherlovesdub, Monday, 29 June 2020 21:56 (six months ago) link

Thanks for the tip - for anyone else not clicking through, there's a total of 21 hours of tribute mixes by three decades of Weatherall collaborators there, and all but Holmer have written remembrances or notes on the mixes. These are buried in the comments, so let’s pull them out on the assumption that ILX is likely to survive, cockroachlike, longer than Mixcloud:

Sherman At The Controls (NME blokey, Sabresonic & Bloodsugar DJ): "Looks Like We’re Shy One Horse"

We lost our dear friend in February, so it is a real privilege that we are able to honour him with love and pride this weekend on behalf of the whole family. Andrew’s passion, knowledge and outlook on life were an inspiration and his shining light will continue to be a beacon for new sonic adventurers long into the future.

Andrew and I shared a love of all things reggae and dub, and music that was out on the borders of the dublands. Last year we sparked the idea of a one-off night encompassing all types of music that used dub techniques. Some of the tunes here reflect what would have gone down had the idea ever progressed further than that first enthusiastic natter in the back of a cab, some we had both bought in our youth, others were shared with each other and some just deserve to be here.

For Lizzie, Ian & Bob and dedicated to all Rotters Golf Club, Sabresonic, Bloodsugar, Circulation, Haywire Sessions, Wrong Meeting, Double Gone Chapel, ALFOS members.
Props to Biff of The Glade stage and Andrew Curley for bringing this together.

“We are together. We are unified.”


Rico Vincent (Double Gone Chapel DJ):

I first met Andrew in January ‘92 as a young teen before a Primal Scream concert at the Ulster Hall, Belfast that I’d travelled to from Glasgow. Andrew noticed me in the queue outside, recognising me from previous Scream gigs, and pulled me in past the bouncers and ushered me backstage where we chatted about music and clothes, surprisingly, and a solid bond was formed.

Andrew asked me where I stayed when travelling around the country following the Screamadelica tour and when I replied that I just walked around after the gigs until I could get a bus or hitch-hike to the next gig he immediately gave me his phone number and said I could stay with him when in London. Anyone who knew Andrew will recognise this generosity of spirit that he possessed, always taking care of kindred souls and bringing people together with inspiration and an amusing anecdote.

From then onwards my journey with Andrew was an adventure and musical education of “oompty boompty” techno, Jamacian riddims and rock’n’soul that would begin with “Alright Rico’ and the famous mischievous glint in Andrew’s eyes, occasionally followed by a withering look when stepping out of line, which I probably got more times than I care to remember or admit to, although both always made me smile.

Andrew started The Chapel in Cymon Eccles' pub The Griffin in Shoreditch, a notorious way to spend a Sunday with a mix of country, rockabilly and rock’n’roll to save the soul, providing sanctuary and sanctity for those suffering from Saturday’s shenanigans. I was a regular attendee of the congregation and soon began playing records before we doubled up as the Double Gone Chapel at various establishments around London.

The songs selected for this playlist were chosen to reflect the deep love Andrew and I had for rock’n’roll, The Clash and The Cramps trash culture and only made the grade if I could picture the ‘Andrew shuffle’ as each tune played.

I will always feel honoured to have known my dear friend Andrew and shared so many good times together and I know remembering both that glint in the eye and that withering look will keep me on the righteous path that Andrew tread and led.

Lots of love to everyone who attended the Chapel and knew Andrew, but especially to Lizzie and Ian for the loss of a partner and brother.

God bless the Church of Rock & Roll and Mr Andrew Weatherall.


Rick Hopkins (Bloodsugar & Haywire DJ):
"Andrew Weatherall – Bird of Paradise"

I was resident alongside Andrew Weatherall (and Fat Cat Records' Alex Knight), at Bloodsugar - Andrew & Dean O’ Connor’s new venture after the legendary Sabresonic and Sabresonic 2 club nights.

To say I was the cat who got the cream, was a huge understatement, having both looked up to, and been massively influenced by Andrew, ever since 1990 or thereabouts. I admired his tenacity and desire to follow his own path.

Here was little old me playing records alongside my musical hero. It was the greatest period in my DJ life, sharing my musical tastes alongside Andrew and also playing music to the close knit circle of family and friends. We had all been on the same journey with Andrew from that very first night at Happy Jax - general mischievousness and dancing at Hoxton’s legendary, and sorely missed The Blue Note. Safe to say we all had the time of our lives - all thanks to The Guv.

Thank you Andrew, for listening to my cassette tapes when I thrust them into your hands at Sabresonic2.

Thank you Andrew, for offering me the residency at Bloodsugar, which opened a lot more doors for me.

Thank you Andrew, more importantly for your friendship and all the belly aches and laughter we had over the years. We had some seriously special times, that I along with so many others, will never forget.

I hope you like this mix Guv x


LX Paterson (The Orb):
The gov , the man the legend . I will cherish those daze in battersea in late 80’s . Totally wild & untouchable in so many ways. Miss YOU & your mixes , your smile & funny comments.
Peace & rock out in paradise Andrew Lx x


Timothy J Fairplay (The Asphodells) – "Memorymetropolis mix"

I first met Andrew around 2002 at the height of 00’s electro/electroclash at the regular Haywire parties in Shoreditch, these generally took place in a venue so hot & sweaty that there was a mist that rose off the crowd obscuring you from seeing who was actually playing. Without being over the top these nights became a mecca, not only did they book a lot of other world wide acts that had a huge effect on me - it was there I first saw many of the DJs from the Hague or acts like Adult. from Detroit, but Andrew’s sets were always unmissable, whether you got pummelling euro techno, 2 step tinged house or 200 mile an hour electro from fuck knows where. I remember I got up the bravery to go speak to him, I think just ask him what something was he had played, he seemed pleased I’d asked about that one… So here I am sitting here 20(ish) years later in what was/still is Andrews studio writing this to go with this mix. I have included a couple of old ones, I definitely asked him what ’Down’ was at some point, and ‘Memorymetropolis’ was a bit of an anthem in Scrutton Street studios around when we made The Asphodells album. But Andrew never dwelled on the past or rested on his laurels, so this mix is fundamentally made up of new music, there are nods to artists that he made me aware of and have also since followed, there are tracks that remind me of the psychedelia of the work we did together, there is music in there maybe harder than anything Andrew has played in a few years but holds the spirit of those nights where I first met him.

Richard Sen (Bronx Dogs) - "Double Drop at Ten O'Clock"
I was a huge fan and first met Andrew in 1993 when I did the artwork for his Sabres of Paradise singles, 'Smokebelch' and 'The Theme' and since then he was a constant presence in my life. I DJ'd with him numerous times over the past 25 years including such legendary nights as Sabresonic, Blood Sugar, Haywire and The Heavenly Social. A personal achievement was also fulfilled when I was asked to remix a track for his Asphodells project and in return he and Tim would remix one of my tracks (which I have included in this mix). He was always supportive of my productions which I would give him exclusively to test out at clubs like ALFOS. Whether it was going to hear him DJ or just hanging out in his studio, Andrew was always entertaining, always interesting, always from the heart and always had a 'fuck off' punk attitude. I wouldn't be doing what I do now, musically, if it wasn't for Andrew. He was and still is a continual influence and inspiration not just musically, but as a cultural and spiritual guide.

I took Andrew's compilation, Nine O'Clock Drop as a framework and inspiration for my mix (hence the name). His was a collection of his favourite 'alternative' dance music tracks, ranging from post-punk to industrial and dub. In keeping with his idea, I compiled a selection of my own faves from those genres. I've included some classics, some obscurities and a few tracks I have heard Andrew play over the years, and a nod to his original compilation with a Quando Quango track and a glam cover of Warm Leatherette. There are also a few samples from his remixes sporadically sprinkled on top of the mix...


Justin Robertson (Deadstock 33s, Lionrock):
‘Proceeding in a slow and orderly fashion into the future with half an eye on the past’ (Andrew Weatherall 2012)

Andrew we salute you.
It’s a tall order trying to stitch together an hour and a half’s worth of music to pay tribute to one of dance music’s true geniuses. There aren’t enough hours available to cover the spectrum of sound that he mastered. Andrew Weatherall was a wizard, a magician, a conductor of musical energy, the Guvnor. There is a lot of ridiculous hyperbole surrounding the art of DJing, but in Andrew’s case all the superlatives are deserved, his passion shone through every set he played, they were like rituals where real magic happened.

His inspiration will continue to feed those fascinated by the alchemy of ‘acid house’ and the wonder of outsider music in all its forms. So, with that in mind I thought I would explore just a small corner of the musical galaxy, what Andrew would call ‘oompty boompty music’. He could bring the rave like no other, always looking for new sounds and obscure tracks to baffle and delight. I’m still struggling to find most of them after years of searching. This mix is a mixture of new tracks, because Andrew was an evangelist for the new, and older tracks that remind me of him. I’ve included a couple of numbers I made that Andrew took the time to call me about. It was a great buzz to get his feedback and to know he was into what you were doing. He was always encouraging and positive like that, as I’m sure countless producers will testify.

In this particular potion you will find tunes and snippets from Andrew himself, a spot of lysergic boogie, a pinch of hypnotic trance dance, machine funk bangers, cosmic wigglers and all manner of galactic disco business. Transport yourself to the basement or field of your imagination. Until we meet again, thank you for everything my friend. X


Jagz Kooner / Andrew Innes (Sabres / Scream Team):

There’s not much we can say about Andrew that hasn’t already been said by many (& far more eloquently). He was a true maverick, a pioneer & an inspiration as well as a sonic genius. However more than that to us he was our friend. Suffice to say we miss him dearly. We would say rest in peace normally but we hope he is cranking up the Sound-system and taking all those around him on a musical journey that puts a huge smile on all the faces of those listening & dancing to him. ❤️


Sean Johnston (A Love From Outer Space): - "Further Adventures In The Bulletproof Staff Car"

There had been several prior adventures with Andrew spanning back to the early 90's, but somehow by 2008 and the alchemy of circumstance, I had become his regular gig driver. At the time I had a black company BMW 330d (M-Sport, no less), the automotive equivalent of Darth Vader. Andrew, with tongue firmly in cheek, referred to it as the "Bulletproof Staff Car".

It was on one of these late night and early morning motorway forays that the idea for A Love From Outer Space began to germinate. Generally, we got through a dizzying variety of music en-route, demo's, digging finds, and other assorted oddities. One night Andrew had thrown his gear in the boot and expected me to provide the evening's warm-up. Much to my chagrin, the only thing I had to offer was three mix CD's of "Erm, it's just this slow stuff that I'm into at the moment, you probably won't like it". Andrew absorbed them one after another and quietly observed that we should maybe do something together in this style.

Little was I to know that it would plot the course of the next decade. Thanks, Dear Boy, for the adventures, the music, the laughs, and also for the biscuits. We never really sorted that one out, did we? The Staff Car has long gone, but I'm still chasing the adventure. I'd like to think that you'd approve.

Brother Johnston, June 2020


Scott Fraser (Body Hammer) – “AW Glastonbury Underground Resistance Mix”

In all truth I wouldn’t be here doing this for a living today if it wasn’t for two people, Andrew Weatherall and Martin McKay from Rubadub Records in Glasgow.

I wouldn’t have met one without the other either, and it seems very apt that I’ve chosen Underground Resistance Records to do this mix for my first ever at Glastonbury. There was always a special connection between Mike and the UR crew with the Rubadub guys in Glasgow. Furthermore, UR and what they stand for are even more vital than ever on this screwed up planet we are all living on at the moment.

One of the things I loved (and I miss terribly) about Andrew was his generosity in giving you the most ridiculously good records on an almost daily basis, and certainly weekly, after he had been record shopping in Soho or anywhere else. He would come in, hand you something and say “have you heard this.. unbelievable, you’ll love it…”

Quite often, he would just buy something for me because he knew I’d like it, and I’d often do the same for him if I was in a record shop. There's one on here (UR091 Nomadico), with which he bounced into my room one Thursday afternoon, bought on one of his regular trips to Phonica after visiting Chris Camm for a haircut.

Suffice to say, we always had a joint love of UR right from day one, so I’ve tried to get as many as we both love in as possible. Obviously there are too many to get into 90 mins so I hope I’ve done him proud with these choices. These are still some of the most forward thinking futuristic music I own which was always important to him too. The last time I played with Andrew was at the Panoramabar in September last year, he came down a couple of early (switched on the fan which I hadn’t noticed all night incidentally) and I vividly remember him bouncing in the DJ box when I dropped “UR Transition” about 9am with his hair wafting in the air as he gave me that knowing Weatherall nod and cheeky grin, and that’s how to remember him when it comes in here too!

Thank you Andrew, you are and always will be with me.
Scott Fraser


Keith Tenniswood (Two Lone Swordsmen)

If Andrew wasn't making music, he was consuming it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Always preparing various DJ sets in multiple different styles and finding time for Art, making original prints, thinking about different images and ways to print. Track titles were always being noted. An expert in Gentlemen's facial hair experiments. A major bookworm. A walking encyclopedia of musical knowledge.

Above all a true artist, realising his time on the planet must be spent being creative..

Just how many friends he had and how many people he knew was amazing, on and around the scene of a travelling DJ, but London in particular - he was a proper Londoner, taking in all the cultural delights the city has to give and giving it back ten fold…

If he was around during all of this, I'd imagine he'd be gutted he couldn't be sharing his music as he did every week in clubs big and small across the planet.

Obviously he'd be doing ALFOS 10 hour live streams with Sean, and weekly radio shows, but I think there's nothing better than being in a party with a ton of love from all the people there, dancing and having a blast..

He just loved it and he worked harder at it than most people in the game.

Proper skills on the 1's and 2's is one thing, but if you can select tunes to take people away and transcend the way he did, you've got it made. And recording studio wise he was an absolute joy to 'work' with..

I’m thankful I got to spend a lot of time making music with him, productive and hilarious times were had..

I thank Mr Jagz Kooner and Mr Gary Burns for giving me that chance. x

Thanks to Andrew Curley for asking me to record this mainly TLS set which is pretty much the same set I’d played at a club night in London the week following his passing. I knew I wanted to celebrate the music and lots of our mutual mates came that night and it was comforting to be together and talk about the great man. Here's just a small selection of what we did together of which I'm immensely proud.

Sail on Major,
Legends live forever.
Much love
Keith Tenniswood
June 2020

Alex Knight (Sabresonic & Bloodsugar DJ, Fat Cat Records) - "Glastonbury Sabres Mix"

I’m genuinely humbled to be asked to submit a mix to honour and celebrate brother Andrew. The times we shared at Sabresonic, Happy Jax , EC1 and at the Bloodsugar parties were something beyond special. The people I met, danced with, sweated with, laughed with, have become more than friends. We’ve become a family, the bonds remain strong across the years and I feel truly blessed to be part of that family.

This mix has been thrown together in true Bloodsugar fashion. Slabs of beautiful black vinyl tweaked and turned on a pair of reliable technics turntables, As was always my way I selected way too many records, pressed record, and played, hoping for the best.

What you hear is a warts-and-all mix, the mistakes left in. More than anything I hope it captures in some small way the essence of those sweaty, messy nights, the spirit and energy that made them so memorable and so much bloody fun!

I want to say thanks to Curley, Sherman, the whole Sabresonic, Bloodsugar and ALFOS crews, much love and good times to you all. ❤️⚔️ ❤️


time is running out to retweet boing.gif (sic), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 08:54 (six months ago) link

cheers sic

chonky floof (groovypanda), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 10:18 (six months ago) link

Yeah, thanks for posting all this. Would love to read a book about Weatherall and his exploits, seems like a no-brainer for Faber or someone to commission one.

Position Position, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 13:13 (six months ago) link

three months pass...

The Weatherdrive is a Google Drive folder containing sub folders that span the length of Weatherall's mainstream DJ career, starting in 1988 when he would have been 25 and busy becoming one of London's foremost acid house DJs and scene provocateurs thanks to his involvement with the Boy's Own fanzine, in which he wrote under the nom de plume The Outsider.

Article here:

millmeister, Sunday, 4 October 2020 19:06 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

David Holmes with a year-end obituary

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 12 December 2020 19:41 (one month ago) link

jesus it does not feel like this happened this year

cosmic vision | bleak epiphany | erotic email (map), Saturday, 12 December 2020 19:44 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

Free listening (on app or web) for 14 more days: Weatherall talking through his career and life via snippets of records.

shivers me timber (sic), Thursday, 7 January 2021 08:05 (two weeks ago) link

Sean posted this on the ALFOS FB group earlier in case anyone was after a copy

Public service announcement from Jockey Slut

Due to huge demand we are happy to announce a limited reprint of 'The Jockey Slut Tribute To Andrew Weatherall'. The book will only be available via pre-order (and sale once stock arrives) from independent record shops. Any remaining copies will be sold via the Jockey Slut store.

groovypanda, Thursday, 7 January 2021 18:53 (two weeks ago) link

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