Andy C’s Drum and Bass Easter Showcase

Abi White | 30th March 2018

Easter weekend officially began last night when drum and bass pioneer and legend, Andy C, took to the stage at Manchester’s Albert Hall for a perfectly polished marathon three-hour set.


Selling out the former Wesleyan chapel, punters packed into the venue early, eagerly anticipating a night fuelled with vigorous underground music. With support from North Base and Zed Bias kick-starting the carnage, Albert Hall was brimming early in the evening to catch the set from drum and bass and jungle don, Shy FX.


Hailing from London, the jungle original, Shy FX gained his reputation two decades ago with his infectious reggae-jungle anthem ‘Original Nuttah’. Fast forward to 2018 and Shy FX is still a beloved amongst the jungle and drum and bass scene almost 25 years on.

Creator of the tunes, ‘Incredible’ and ‘Feelings’ and head of his own label ‘Digital Sound Boy’, he graces the decks with a showcase of jungle, new school and grime.


Protoje classics and a reggae-esque version of Chase & Status’ esteemed track, ‘Blind Faith’ weaves throughout the set, taking their stance against the jungle and drum and bass classics.

By throwing reggae into the mix, Shy FX protrudes in the scene with his unique sounds transporting crowds into the hazy summer months.


The audience is filled with all ages, from youngsters experiencing their first drum and bass rave, to the drum and bass veterans who have followed RAM Records heavy-weight, Andy C since the start of his career; all are eagerly anticipating The Executioner’s arrival.

His mixing is continuously effortless, entwining all the drum and bass classics amongst his huge roster of original tracks. The crowd dedicate themselves to the three hour-marathon, bravely reciprocating Andy C’s levels of energy.


Unleashing a 3-hour set of double drops, seamless mixing and vinyl classics, he tears down Albert Hall track after track (after track) which is appreciated with roars from the ravers below.