Watch The Ride is Harmless' DJ mix series which features the best up and coming and established DJ talent the UK, Europe and the rest of the World has to offer. Focusing on genres including Hip-hop, Breakbeat, Drum& Bass, House and Techno the emphasis is without doubt firmly on contemporary dance music. Watch The Ride continues in strength with it's 6 release in the series and is proud to present the one and only Andrew Weatherall!
"I'm what you might describe as the classic underachiever. I tread that fine line between boffin-dom and the grand amateur."- Andrew Weatherall, 1997.
Andrew Weatherall has always been good for a quote. From the deep, dark days of early acid house to the deep, dark days of the modern-day Two Lone Swordsmen. If you're looking for an opinion on the largely insipid world of dance music then Andrew's always had that happy knack of cutting straight to the chase delighting and upsetting in roughly equal measures. The swaggering original moody DJ. The pop star producer. Bastion of the underground. One-time (ahem) Balearic figure-head. Electronic experimentalist. Peerless explorer of the minimal techno sound. Arch grumbler. Londoner. Honorary Yorkshireman. All these notions have been bandied about by punters and critics alike in a bid to pin down Weatherall's role in music. Yet none of them quite fits the bill. And even when they do hit the mark they're often far too paradoxical to make much sense. In the dull as ditch-water world of dance music personalities Andrew Weatherall comes across as a refreshing and involving character.
This has always been reflected in all his musical output since those formative days remixing Primal Scream's rocky original into the pivotal 'Loaded'.
Weatherall's history goes back far to the beginning of the British acid house scene having swung gigs for himself at Danny Rampling's legendary Shoom night off the back of the sort of sounds recently showcased on Andrew's compilation for Nuphonic entitled 9 O'Clock Drop. Subsequent to this his connections with the original Boys Own record label (and fanzine) led to artist releases, remixes and a string of legendary London clubs such as Blood Sugar, Circulation, and of course Sabresonic (where the fledgling David Holmes cut his teeth). It was through Primal Scream though that Andrew first made his name.
As the producer of Screamadelica he took The Primals, twisted them (best not to ask how) and in turn created the hybrid of narcotically challenged rock and acid house now seen as a generation-defining release.
In between DJing all over the world, with residencies at Fabric (London), Back to Basics (Leeds), Robert Johnson (Frankfurt) and Mondo (Madrid), he also finds time to run the monthly Double Gone Chapel night at The Old Queens Head in London. Harmless is very excited to have Andrew and his wealth of history and experience for this very special Watch The Ride.
• Features previously unreleased tracks
• Beataville – Keeping Barry In Check
• E.S.C – The Legacy (Andrew Weatherall Mix)
• Features established and new artists including Simian Mobile Disco, The Black Lips, Padded Cell, Chicken Lips & Alloy Mental