SPOiLT was an idea devised in January 2011, as a medium for Andy Wright and Brendan Clay to play their favourite tunes on a regular basis, winding down the working week to a warm, welcoming Friday evening crowd in Sydney’s CBD.
Since its initial launch, SPOiLT has welcomed a strong line-up of popular local Sydney talent, including Robbie Lowe, Trinity, Dave Stuart and Mesan – to name just a few.
Initially, calling a little-known bar named, Settlement Bar, home, Andy and Brendan have since spread the SPOiLT sound further south of the CBD, holding weekly residencies at V Bar’s Cocktail Lounge and Rydges’ Cidery Bar & Kitchen.
The SPOiLT sound can best be described as a selection of deeper sounds, which are less club-orientated, more downbeat, and accessible in style.
The sound has developed into a fusion of deep electronica, dub, and house, which we are quite unique in contrast to much of which, being played at most venues at the moment. (Stay tuned for some fresh, new mixes available soon!)
You can hear the sound every week at The Cidery Bar & Kitchen – located within Rydges Hotel at 389 Pitt Street, Sydney – from 5:30 PM.
Now, a bit more about Andy and Brendan…
Hailing from Bristol in the UK, Andy Wright is a seasoned-veteran to the scene, having started out in the early ’90s. Possessing an acute ear for music acquired after spending countless hours behind the decks co-managing specialist dance music record shops, Replay Records and Break Beat Culture.
His broad musical style and versatility saw him playing regular residences at Lakota, Thekla, Chemistry, Sutra and other major nights in Bristol, Bath and Bournemouth, to name a few. He promoted a successful night called ‘Fly’ at Lakota which brought him regular slots on local radio. He has played at the large-capacity London club ‘Club UK’ under the ‘Bristol Exposure’ banner.
Andy wishes to promote his long held stance of the importance of promoting local talent, having seen so many outstanding producers come out of his home town – such as Way Out West, Roni Size & Krust, Jakes, Pinch and Jamie Anderson.
Andy brings to the SPOiLT fold, a uniquely expressive twist of styles with that Bristolian sound.
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Brendan Clay’s interest of dance music began in his early teens, immediately finding himself unsatisfied as simply a consumer of the music he loved, and explored for something new and more involved.
Since making his club debut at ‘Thursday Delights’ at the Icebox – a popular trance and hard dance event – Brendan has played right across Sydney, including appearances at Sounds on Sunday, S*A*S*H, Chinese Laundry, Plastic, The Burdekin and Candy’s Apartment, as well as larger-scale events such as Big Day Out and Harbour Party NYE. Putting on the promoter hat, Brendan also plays at his out events, SPOiLT, Sequential and more recently, Crane Fridays – hosted every week in Potts Point.
For ten years, Brendan was heavily involved with Internet radio, hosting successful programs, Friday Night Live and The M Shift, on Indiesoundz and NSB Radio networks, respectively. The M Shift, which ran for six years, specialised in breaks, house and drum ‘n’ bass, and was enjoyed regularly by thousands of live listeners, downloaders, and Podcasters alike.
He now craves the sounds of deeper house and nu disco – and occasionally dabbles in drum ‘n’ bass.
Brendan prides himself on playing a good warm-up set, absolute cleanliness in the mix and the introduction of innovative elements into his mixing, and production.
Official Website : brendanclay.com
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