Andrew Kingshott

Hi my name is Kingshott. I am a DJ and multidisciplinary artist, (visual arts to sound art & everything in between).

Originally from Selsey in West Sussex, I relocated to Wexford over a decade ago. I’m Interested in all styles of music. Growing up, my first experience with music was hearing Rock ‘n’ Roll and Soul being played at home, then around 1987, l was given The Buzzcocks, Singles Going Steady, album from 1979.

By this time l was starting to be influenced by Hip-Hop music coming out of the U.S.A which lead me to an interest in Funk and Soul. l wanted to know where the Hip-Hop crews were getting their samples from.

This second Summer of Love was also in 1988, with the Acid House scene and hearing the Detroit techno from the mid ’80s – and lets not forget Chicago House music.

At this time music was a hot mixing pot of styles, and then a mate who was a an “Indie kid” lead me to the indie scene and Manchester scene attending gig’s, warehouse parties etc. Acid House was interesting to me because the DJ’s were not playing only one sort of music. It was a journey into music and a style of DJ’ing that l myself like anything goes, which is what l try to do.

Along side the music, the art around each subculture interested me – the Punk art, the B-Boy scene with its graffiti, and breaking dancing, the art and graphics coming out of the Manchester scene with its unique style and aesthetic.

Music has the power to make us smile and bring us to all types of tears. It can carry us back in time and inspire us to dance in the moment. For all our happiest days, there is music. The thing l love is how it is all connected and it unites people, bringing us all together.

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You can catch Kingshott every Wednesday & Thursday from 4-7pm for Drive Time and every Saturday from 8-10pm for Welcome To The Underground.

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