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, disco, and house — which is not easily found around in many of Sydney’s bustling venue nowadays. (Stay tuned for some fresh, new mixes available soon!)
Now, a bit more about Andy and Brendan…
Hailing from Bristol in the U.K., 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 working in specialist dance music record shop, ‘Replay Records’ and a short period for ‘Break Beat Culture’. His broad musical style and versatility saw him playing regular residences back in the ’90s at ‘Lakota’, ‘Thekla’, ‘Chemistry’, ‘Sutra’ and other major nights in Bristol, Bath and Bournemouth, to name a few. He promoted a house night called ‘Fly’ at Lakota and saw him regular slots on local radio. He has played at the large-capacity London club, ‘Club UK’ under the ‘Bristol Exposure’ banner, playing drum & bass.
Andy currently enjoys living and DJ’ing in Sydney, with his interests in house, techno and drum & bass. Since living in Sydney, he has set up his own brand, ‘SPOiLT’, alongside DJ partner, Brendan Clay, which has hosted many Friday early evening, after-work parties, with local guest DJs.
Andy has previously held long-standing residencies at V Bar and Square Bar, and has also enjoyed warming up at the famous Sundaes events. He has held regular slots on The M Shift, hosted on NSB Radio and, more recently, has played at S*A*S*H Sundays at Home, and ‘Glow Nightclub’ in Bangkok, Thailand.
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In the spirit of defecting from the much-maligned third-person bio approach; in short, I am a Sydney-based DJ, specialising in deep house and disco. I take delight in playing a solid warm-up set and revel in the success of watching a room build around it.
Since making my club debut as a fresh-faced eighteen-year-old at ‘Thursday Delights’ at the Icebox — a popular trance and hard dance event of the time — I have been lucky enough to play right across Sydney, enjoying bookings 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.
Occasionally putting on the promoter hat from time-to-time, I have also hosted and played at events of my own: SPOiLT, Sequential and Crane Fridays.
Away from the club dancefloor, though; you might also find me playing an extended-length set in a low-lit bar, exercising the deeper, more eclectic selections of my record box — low, slow and groovy, just the way I like it!
For ten years, I was heavily involved with the Internet radio game, 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 regularly enjoyed by thousands of live listeners, downloaders, and Podcast-listeners alike.
As above, I pride himself on playing a good warm-up set — added again for emphasis! — and believe it to somewhat of a lost artform in this age. I appreciate absolutely cleanliness in the mix and the introduction of innovative elements into the mix!
I also don’t mind getting in the studio from time-to-time, but that facet, for now, is still very much a work in progress!
Official Website : brendanclay.com
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