Andy Smith

Andy has been named in Music Radar as one of the Top 20 Greatest DJs of All Time. He was the first DJ to release a multi-genre mix album on a major label.
His seminal mix-CD The Document hit the streets back in 1998 and became the soundtrack for a generation who’d heard Coldcut's Journeys By DJs but needed to hear more – The Document filled the void.

This appreciation of different genres made Smith the ideal person to provide samples for Portishead’s first two albums. He went on to make his name as their international tour DJ – reflecting their respect for both digging and hip-hop scratch DJ-ing. Hip-hop elements formed the basis of Portishead’s unique sound.

Artist Billing

DJ Andy Smith

Technical Requirements

For Disco Sets 2 x CDJs Pioneer 2000s Technics 2 x 1200/1210's CDJs must be able to take a memory stick For Vinyl Sets 2 x Technics SL 1200/1210 turntables, recently checked and in good working order both with slipmats and good quality needles. Good quality mixer - eg Pioneer DJM800/900 with monitor speaker going through booth control of mixer. Plays Vinyl, but will bring isolation feet for decks to minimise feedback issues.

Recording Requirements

No recording without written permission of the agent

Refreshment And Catering Requirements

Cold Cider & Beers (Ales and Craft Beer not Lager), Bottled water. Nuts & Crisps Good quality restaurant food including fish and veggie option. NO single use plastics on rider. Recyclable / reusable only please.

Accommodation Requirements

4* Hotel with wifi - breakfast included - late check out on all bookings

Travel Requirements

Please discuss travel arrangements with Unity before booking. Flights from London Stansted are 1st choice. Speedy boarding, reserved seating with extra legroom and Hold Luggage required on all flights. First class travel on all UK train journeys over 90mins please. Sometimes prefers to drive unless the journey is further than Leeds - travel allowance to be discussed when driving. When booking train tickets please use The Trainline Business so artist can collect tickets personally. PLEASE NOTE for all short haul flights a £15 carbon tax will be added to our invoice - this will be donated to our reforestation partners, Forests Without Frontiers. Long haul flights carbon tax will be applied as per the FWF carbon off-set calculator.

Note to Promoters

If Portishead is referenced please make sure any promotion is billed ex-Portishead.


Andy Smith

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Andy Smith - 45s Northern Soul mix

Andy Smith - 45s House mix

Andy Smith Disco Mix

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Andy Smith at Patterns 2017


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Andy Smith Biog

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Andy Smith Discography

DJ Andy Smith_Discography_August 2015.pdf

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