Bournemouth-based progressive house producer, Hatstandy Andy, has put out a cd containing his biggest releases, and some unreleased stuff too, and I’m delighted to be able to pass on 3 of those tracks for download.
Literally hundreds of jocks worldwide played two of the tracks featured below, including most notably the Flash Brothers, who used ‘This Heaven‘ as part of their headlining set on the Renaissance European tour, but Andy has also been good enough to pass on an unreleased gem called ‘In The Red’.
The entire cd which these tracks are featured on – the aptly entitled ‘Play Me’ – is a journey through trance-influenced progressive house, with a smidgen of electro house and some breaks involved too. Andy himself features heavily on vocal duties, appearing on five out of the 11 tracks, but there are remixes included on the cd, along with the Hatstandy Andy originals, so there are vocals from Nat Leonard and Fazee too (Timmy & Tommy feat Nat Leonard – ‘Rapture’, and U-Ness feat Fazee – ‘Soulmate’).
All 11 of the tracks on the cd have Andy’s style stamped all over them, with great solid kicks, rolling basslines, clean melodies and atmospheric synths. There is a retro feel to some of the tunes, but with a modern production sound, and this is probably why many of his tracks have gone down so well in UK progressive house clubs over the past half a dozen years or so. They love that kind of sound! The breaks within Hatstandy Andy productions – even in the less breaky tracks – are another feature which lifts a room that has a decent soundsystem. In a club it’s all about atmosphere, and Andy’s productions know how to build that up.
The entire cd is a mixture of releases from Xeton Records and Queep (Organic) House, along with some previously un-released stuff. Of the tracks that are available for download, ‘This Heaven’ was released on Queep with remixes from Tim Richards, Timmy & Tommy, Melchyor A, and Alexmo, the ‘Too Far This Time’ track was featured exclusively on Quelectro! Vol.3, also on Queep, and ‘In The Red’ is previously unreleased, and is an exclusive download.
Hatstandy Andy - This Heaven (Original Mix)
Hatstandy Andy - Too Far This Time (Original Mix)
Hatstandy Andy - In The Red (Original Mix)
This CD was released independently, check this page on Soundcloud for purchasing details.