DJ Andy Smith
The Document II
Admittedly, I am a big fan of the eclectic mix. Gilles Peterson’s always good for an adventure. Both Boozoo Bajou and Red Snapper came out with some pretty freaky shows (the former mixing dub and country, of all things). The Another Late Night series can always turn your head. But, I’ve got to admit, Andy Smith (formerly of Portishead and currently with Boca 45’s Scott Hendy as Dynamo Productions) will blow your damned mind! The man is simply insane, and the crazy thing is that it all actually works.
There are really very few people on this planet who would come close to trying to mix Kate Bush, Three Dog Night and Serge Gainsbourg with Eric B and Rakim, Ultramagnetic MCs and Black Sheep to only throw in James Brown, Mr. Lif and Cut Chemist. But the bastard does it so well you’ll wonder why nobody else has done it before. You’ll get classic soul, funk and hip-hop, a splash of rock, a smidgen of Bacharach (no kidding) and every bit of craziness you could possibly think of in a comprehensible mix. The Document II is a disturbing peek into the looking glass of Andy Smith’s head. Celebrate the madness!