Andi Durrant is one of Europe’s most respected champions of electronic music. A multi-award winning broadcaster who’s interviewed everyone from The Prodigy to Daft Punk, The Pet Shop Boys to Pendulum, Calvin Harris to High Contrast, Deadmau5 to David Guetta. He’s presented flagship radio programmes around the world for Galaxy FM, Capital FM and Kiss in the UK, Nova Australia, and his Electrik Playground show is now one of the biggest syndicated dance music programs, broadcasting on 40+ stations to 18 countries every week.
Alongside the worlds A-List dance music stars, Andi is renowned for supporting new and unsigned artists with people like Miguel Campbell, Doorly, Eddie Halliwell, Hot Since 82, Krewella and deadmau5 all getting some of their first ever airtime on his shows. His Nu Breed radio show in the UK was instrumental in introducing many of today’s biggest electronic stars to the world.
Andi was the youngest ever winner of the Sony Radio Academy Gold award, being named the UK’s Best Music Broadcaster in 2008. Since then he’s gone on to win further Sonys and been nominated 3 times for Best Specialist Music Program at the Arqiva Awards – once narrowly missing out to Ronnie Wood from The Rolling Stones and picking up Silver in 2015.
Alongside his regular radio shows Andi can be found playing across the globe. As the host and resident DJ for Ibiza and Mallorca Live he played to over 400,000 people at 48 gigs in 5 different countries – hosting events with Example, DJ Fresh, Run DMC, Dizzee Rascal and Professor Green. Over the last 15 years he’s been a mainstay at some of the UK’s biggest clubs and festivals including headlining a stage at Creamfields and warming up for Calvin Harris at Amnesia Ibiza.
Andi has over 130 releases and remixes to his name. He’s worked on 4 top 5 records with Steve More and been asked to add his production skills to music for Flo Rider, Will I Am, Plan B, Far East Movement, Alex Metric, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Jacques Lu Cont and many more. As one half of Riley & Durrant he’s held residencies across the planet – from the infamous Gatecrasher in Sheffield to the Space Terrace and Amnesia Ibiza, the Ministry of Sound, Cream and Godskitchen. They spent 2 years as Tiesto’s support act at the worlds biggest club (Privilege Ibiza) and have played some of the planets most famous festivals. They released their debut artist album “Research & Development” in 2008 and have remixed the likes of Laidback Luke, Steve Aoki, Armin Van Buuren, Paul Van Dyk, Chaka Khan and Way Out West.
In 2013 Andi Durrant and Nick Riley set up Distorted – now the worlds biggest producer of electronic music radio programmes, making and syndicating international shows for artists and brands like deadmau5, Don Diablo, Paul Van Dyk, Defected Records, EDX, Claptone, Sister Bliss, Roger Sanchez, Solardo, Chicane, Kryder and many more. Distorted makes 65+ programmes and podcasts for Sirius XM, iHeart, Fun Radio, Slam, Kiss, British Airways, Spotify and over 500 radio stations around the world.
Andi has served on the Executive Board of the Association For Electronic Music (AFEM) since 2017