About Me I grew up a kid in the LA rave scene between 97 til about 2003 with very strong b-boy and hip hop roots. Collected vinyl since 1997, Bedroom Dj since 1998, professional club Dj since 2004. I started buying records a year or so before I bought my first turntables (some really cheap Gemini belt drives). My part time job at the movie theater wasn't exactly high paying, so I could only afford about 1 or 2 records a week and I definitely couldn't afford 1200s at the time. Finding new m...Read more
Dj Steven Andrew's Bio
I grew up a kid in the LA rave scene between 97 til about 2003 with very strong b-boy and hip hop roots. Collected vinyl since 1997, Bedroom Dj since 1998, professional club Dj since 2004. I started buying records a year or so before I bought my first turntables (some really cheap Gemini belt drives). My part time job at the movie theater wasn't exactly high paying, so I could only afford about 1 or 2 records a week and I definitely couldn't afford 1200s at the time. Finding new music was like an addiction, and i wanted more and more. My uncle had a massive record collection from the 80s full of everything from acid house, new wave, industrial and beyond. He passed away in the early 90s and I decided I was going to raid the garage and put his crates to use rather then leave them collecting dust. These are the first records I actually learned to beat match with and it opened me up to so many new sounds. Eventually I found my way into mixing a montage of anything I can get my hands on while maintaining a well programmed set. I really looked up to all those djs from when I was a kid and still do. I have mad respect for those djs, producers, and promoters that came before me and those still living the life today. It's a hard game to play but there is truly nothing like it. I wholeheartedly appreciate all the knowledge that has been passed on to me from other djs, and all the clubbers that come out to the venues I play, with out them I would be spinning records to my wall. I'm not a vinyl snob (I use to be in my younger days). I've come to the conclusion that technology is good and as long as a dj can mix on their own, knows their stuff, and can program a decent set, they're alright in my book.
80s Club Addiction
Suicide Girls LA
Dj Review / Press / Hype
"The decks are home for me. It really is an art form that is grossly misrepresented. Someone who can get people to shed their inhibitions, get to the dance floor and keep it packed all night...that's a fucking artist. It's that simple." Sincere, and without compromise, Steven Andrew's perspective seems to go hand in glove with his commanding onstage presence. From his humble beginnings as a bedroom Dj, to his success with residencies for some of LA and OCâ€™s hottest clubs including the Official Suicide Girls Party (Club Suicide), multiple dj performances at the Fetish & Fantasy Ball (Las Vegas), rated as "1 of the top 10 events in the world" by The Travel Channel, and is among the djâ€™s of choice for official concert afterhours for the likes of Depeche Mode. Spinning an intoxicating blend of music ranging from the dark to the dominating, once the stage is his, so is the attention of the entire dance floor. His selection includes everything from 80s New Wave, Indie, Techno, House, Hip Hop and even Gothic oriented genres. Steven has a thorough knowledge and armory of music to leave any dance floor educated and satisfied. His rapidly growing resume includes some of the West and East Coastâ€™s most revered locations. He continues to evolve as an artist by bounding music together with an amazing progression that creates his unmistakable sound. "I grew up with so many different influences; it's hard to just repeat myself. I want to make sure people hear something they have never heard before by the time they leave. The DJ is always bound by a certain scene or genre; I am trying to do something different."
Skinnie Magaine, Winter Music Conference Edition 2010
Local Mischievers / Cross Fade Champion article:
â€œWhile most djâ€™s remain akin to the 808 and hook heavy bangers, Steven Andrew has built a reputation delivering a healthy combination of the obscure and obligatory tracks ranging from New Wave, Electro, Post Punk, Death Rock , & Synth Pop. Going old school and cranking out regular mix tapes, Steven Andrew knows how to educate and entertain a capacity dance floor. â€œ