of the Hard House music scene will know the name Andy Farley
immediately, especially those who have followed his rise to fame on
the gay-scene here in Birmingham.
As Andy explains, his first chance to become a DJ came at the age
of 23 when he was invited to play at one of the city's most famous
"My first break came in 1989 when the great
man himself, Tony de Vit, who at the time was resident at The
Nightingale club in Birmingham, changed his music policy drastically
from Hi-Nrg to the new Belgian Rave sound, which was a bit of a culture
shock for many at the time!! So I was asked to come in and play Hi-Nrg
for the more faint hearted!!"
"I changed to house music
in about 1993, and began to play at other clubs in Birmingham before
beginning my residency at Sundissential
in 1996 and haven’t looked back since!"
regularly around the UK, and so far have travelled all over the world,
including Australia and Canada.
I play Hard House and have currently recorded six tracks. The first
entitled ‘Concentrate’ was released on the Nukleuz label
at the end of July 2000. This and my follow up track 'Bring It Back'
have been included on numerous compilations and I recently mixed one
of the CDs on Nukleuz Presentz... Hard House Anthems 2 to great
I also review in the Hard House section of M8 magazine based
Andy has his own website: click here