Andy Stott (UK)

Andy Stott creates an affective gravity in his music that both punishes and rewards the mind and body. A prolific artist, the Manchester based Stott has released over 20 recordings through the community minded Modern Love label since 2006 and consistently plays live, including at several past MUTEK showcases. In his recent music, Stott pairs field recordings and found sounds with an array of instruments, all given an intense analog treatment. Evolving from the bass heavy and aggressively emotive EPs, Passed Me By and We Stay Together in 2011, Stott’s 2012 album, Luxury Problems, garnered breakthrough-level accolades for its intriguing instrumentation, warped rhythms and breathy, pop-like vocals. After collaborating on a more dance-oriented jungle-techno album with Demdike Stare's Miles Whittaker as Mille & Andrea (also appearing at MUTEK 2015), Stott delves further into the industrial borderlands of pop on his 2014 album Faith in Strangers, once again featuring layered dream-state vocals by Alison Skidmore. This crossover effect has won him new fans and bolstered long-time listeners, spurring not only critical accolades but a series of sold-out shows, including at 2014’s MUTEK Mexico and MUTEK Spain. After a live performance in 2013, Stott returns to MUTEK Montréal with his newest live set. In collaboration with Convergence festival with the support of the Québec government and the British Council.

MÉTROPOLIS 1
MUTEK 2015, montreal

29/05/2015

Andy Stott creates an affective gravity in his music that both punishes and rewards the mind and body. A prolific artist, the Manchester based Stott has released over 20 recordings through the community minded Modern Love label since 2006 and consistently plays live, including at several past MUTEK showcases. In his recent music, Stott pairs field recordings and found sounds with an array of instruments, all given an intense analog treatment. Evolving from the bass heavy and aggressively emotive EPs, Passed Me By and We Stay Together in 2011, Stott’s 2012 album, Luxury Problems, garnered breakthrough-level accolades for its intriguing instrumentation, warped rhythms and breathy, pop-like vocals. After collaborating on a more dance-oriented jungle-techno album with Demdike Stare's Miles Whittaker as Mille & Andrea (also appearing at MUTEK 2015), Stott delves further into the industrial borderlands of pop on his 2014 album Faith in Strangers, once again featuring layered dream-state vocals by Alison Skidmore. This crossover effect has won him new fans and bolstered long-time listeners, spurring not only critical accolades but a series of sold-out shows, including at 2014’s MUTEK Mexico and MUTEK Spain. After a live performance in 2013, Stott returns to MUTEK Montréal with his newest live set. In collaboration with Convergence festival with the support of the Québec government and the British Council.

Nocturne 3
MUTEK 2014, spain

Nitsa Club 08/03/2014

Nocturne 2
MUTEK 2013, montreal

Métropolis 31/05/2013

Manchester-based producer Andy Stott has been refining his dub-oriented, atmospheric techno over the course of three singular albums  - Merciless in 2006, Unknown Exception, in 2008 and Luxury Problems in 2012 -  all released on Modern Love. After first cutting his teeth churning out harder edged grooves in the nineties, Stott earned near-unanimous plaudits for the slow-moving, bleary-eyed, infectious house snippets at play on the masterful Luxury Problems, one of the year’s best, according to Resident Advisor and Pitchfork. The album also features the haunted vocal stylings of his former piano teacher Alison Skidmore, rendered beautifully by pairing her echoey vocal fragments to hypnotic grooves. Stott also records under the Andrea moniker for Modern Love sublabel, Daphne. He also regularly collaborates with Miles Whittaker (of Pendle Coven and Demdike Stare), with whom he taps into a shared love for low-end frequencies, as Millie & Andrea.

MUTEK_10 Tour: New York

Studio B 11/04/2009

Live set!

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