Andy C, real name Andrew John Clarke, is an English DJ and producer and co-founder of the RAM Recording Studio. He was born in Walsall. He is the son of Mick Clarke, bass player and founder member of the Rubettes. Andy Clarke attended Emerson Park School in Hornchurch. He is considered a pioneering force in the drum and bass genre He specialises in fast mixing, often employing three turntables.
Andy Clarke began experimenting with programming breaks as a teenager; he met Ant Miles at the studios where he was working through a family connection. They began working together in Ant's converted garage studio where Andy nurtured what was to become a sublime talent for chopping up and re-programming breaks. Andy then decided to set up his own label in early 1992 with a budget of £1000. RAM - so named due to Andy's star sign, Aries - launched with his solo debut and now-highly-collectable 'Sour Mash EP'.
Having won dozens of awards for his near-superhuman DJing skills, Andy C’s incredible career has taken him from early-90s raves in his native Essex to the terraces of Space in Ibiza and the Oxford University Union. And while Andy has consistently wowed crowds from behind the decks, his productions as part of Origin Unknown and later Ram Trilogy have solidified a reputation as one of the most important figures in the evolution of drum & bass.