Riley & Durrant


Riley & Durrant

Riley & Durrant are an electronic music production and DJ duo based in Leeds, UK

Andi Durrant (born Feb 1981) and Nick Riley (Born May 1977) met whilst DJing together at Sheffield super-club Gatecrasher in 2002 and have been producing music since 2003. [cite web|url=http://www.gatecrasher.com/crasher/profiles/rileyanddurrant|title=Riley & Durrant Profile at Gatecrasher.com Official Site]

Most notable for their Galaxy Network radio shows, Riley & Durrant have been influential in playing and promoting underground electronic music on UK radio. [cite web|url=http://www.myspace.com/rileyanddurrant|title=Riley & Durrant Myspace and Biog]

Radio

Between them, Riley & Durrant present 2 specialist dance programs on the Galaxy Radio Network, including Andi Durrants Saturday Warmup and their Friday night showcase for the more underground, unsigned and unheard side of electronic music.

Andi Durrants Warmup program is the highest audience rated dance show in the UK on a Saturday night and regular attracts guests such as Carl Cox, Pendulum, Groove Armada, Paul Van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold and the Chemical Brothers. [cite web|url=http://www.galaxymanchester.co.uk/andi|title=Galaxy Radio: Andi Durrant]

They also run their own production company Distorted Productions Ltd, making specialist radio shows, documentaries and jingles for UK and international radio stations.

In 2007 Andi Durrant won the bronze award at the Sony Radio Academy Awards, and in 2008 he received the much coveted Gold Award as Music Broadcaster of the Year. [cite web|url=http://www.radioawards.org/winners/?category=The_Music_Broadcaster_of_the_Year&year=2008|title=Sony Radio Academy Awards - Winners 2008]

They can also be heard on Vonyc Radio in Germany, and regularly on Dubai 92 and HFM Ibiza. [cite web|url=http://www.vonyc.comi|title=Vonyc.com - Online Radio]

DJ Highlights

They have played at most of the UK dance festivals from Creamfields to Global Gathering and played internationally across Russia, Asia, USA and Europe. They are one of the few British acts to have played at the Fort Dance festival in St Petersberg, where they did their first live set in 2004.

On New Years Eve 2007/08 Riley & Durrant headlined their own event on the worlds largest man-made beach in Kaula Lumpur, Malaysia

Andi and Nick are regulars in Ibiza during the summer months, playing at the world famous Cafe Mambo, and broadcasting live from Amnesia

Most weekends Riley & Durrant can be found playing across Britain from the famous superclubs like Cream, Gatecrasher, Ministry of Sound and Godskitchen, to smaller more intimate venues around the country. [cite web|url=http://www.myspace.com/rileyanddurrant|title=Riley & Durrant Myspace and Biog]

Studio

In 2008 Nick and Andi opened a recording studio in Leeds City Centre with fellow Leeds residents The Utah Saints

Music & Releases

Their debut artist album “Research & Development” was released summer 2007, and reached the iTunes top 50 in the first month of sales, receiving great critical acclaim for it’s unique genre-bending sound
“Adventurous and experimental – 4 Stars” IDJ Mag
“Without a doubt the best artist album of the year” Contactmusic.com
“This album will cross boundaries” Dancenode
“Quirky but Cool” Mixmag
“This only serves to emphasize how far R&D have come – 4/5” DJ Magazine

Riley & Durrant are difficult to pigeon-hole musically, with support for their music coming from DJs as diverse as Pete Tong, Tiesto, Laurent Garnier, and Armin Van Buuren. Often straddling house, trance, progressive and techno, they often also play Drum n Bass and Breakbeat on their radio programs.

Alongside their commercial releases, Riley & Durrant have written a number of pieces of music for film and television, such as Sky One and ITV

Record Label

In 2008 Andi and Nick launched their Nu Breed Music record label to put out some of the vast amount of tracks they were being sent by young up-and-coming music producers for their radio shows. [cite web|url=http://www.privilegeibiza.com|title=Privilege Ibiza]

Club Events

Riley & Durrant are behind the Electrik Playground club nights and parties held at Mission in Leeds, UK at Privilege in Ibiza (The Worlds Biggest club) [cite web|url=http://www.myspace.com/nubreedglobal|title=Nu Breed Music Myspace]

Discography


Artist Albums:
Riley & Durrant - Research & Development (Newstate Music) Jul 07
Tracklist:
1. Introduction
2. Experiment No 1
3. Hollow (ft Gina Dootson)
4. Aurora
5. Dead Of The Night (ft Gina Dootson)
6. Monday Blues
7. Tear Down The Walls (ft Gina Dootson & Paul Maddox)
8. Experiment No 2 (ft Hauswerks)
9. Rock School
10. My Enemy (ft Ben Renwick)
11. Magnificant Love (f Gina Dootson)
12. Candesco (2007 Mix)


Original Tracks / Singles: [cite web|url=http://www.myspace.com/rileyanddurrant|title=Riley & Durrant Myspace and Biog]
Riley & Durrant - "Remote Control" (Nu Breed Music) Jun 08
Electrik Playground - "Electrik Playground" (Nu Breed Music) Jun 08
Riley & Durrant - "Aurora" (Newstate Music) Jan 08
Riley & Durrant with Hauswerks - Experiment No. 2 (Newstate Music) Jan 08
Riley & Durrant ft Gina Dootson - "Hollow" (Newstate Music) June 07
Riley & Durrant “Neon Eyes” (United) March 06
Riley & Durrant “Home” (Blackhole) Jan 06
Riley & Durrant “The Code” (Blackhole) Jan 06
Riley & Durrant “Suddenly” (Monster) Nov 05
Riley & Durrant “Exile” (Distorted) April 04
Riley & Durrant “Candesco” (Recover) May 03

Remixes:
Cube Guys - "Baba O’Riley" (Data Records) Jun 08
Richard Coleman - "Haymaker" (Suesse Records) May 08
CNTRL ALT DLETE - "Hit My Stix" (Bandito Records) May 08
Brother Brown - "Under the Water" (White) April 08
Nicky C - Seasons (Nu Breed Music) April 08
Mark Brown -The Journey (CR2 / Positiva) Feb 08
Utah Saints - What Can You Do For Me (White) Feb 08
Congress - 40 Miles (All Around the World) Sept 07
Jes - Heaven (Black Hole) May 07
Arno Cost & Arias “Magenta” (CR2), April 07
Alex Gold & Phil Oakey - LA Today (Xtravaganza) Jan 07
Tall Paul & Dave Aude “Common Ground” (Instict), May 06
Scott Mac “It Must Have Been A Dream” (ATCR), Oct 05
Cosmic Gate “I Feel Wonderful” (Maelstrom), Aug 05
Airbiscuit “Lately” (Zenith Cafe), May 05
Way Out West “Don’t Forget Me” (Distinctive), March 05
Hiratzka and Kazell “Venice Dawn” (SR2), Feb 05
Armin Van Buuren “Burned With Desire” (Nebula), Jan 05
Lustral “Every Time” (Earth) June 04
Space Brothers “Wings Across The Universe” (Boss) April 04
Space Brothers - One More Chance (Boss) Jan 04

External links

* [http://www.galaxyfm.co.uk/ Galaxy FM Official Website]
* [http://www.myspace.com/rileyanddurrant/ Riley & Durrant Myspace Page]
* [http://www.myspace.com/theelectrikplayground/ Electrik Playground Club]
* [http://www.nubreedmusic.com/ Nu Breed Music Record Label]


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