groove armada

Mix #003 by Groove Armada

Published On | By Marcus Barnes | DJ-Mix | Deep House Amsterdam

Andy Cato and Tom Findlay, aka Groove Armada, don’t need much of an introduction, but we’re going to give them one anyway. It’s an honour for Deep House London to welcome the duo to our mixtape series and we’re sure you’ll agree that their mix is an absolute blast.

Andy and Tom have become a UK institution thanks to the consistently high level of quality electronic music they put out. Groove Armada was formed almost 20 years ago in the mid-90s, initially producing more chilled out grooves but by the early 2000s they’d up the ante evolving their productions to cater for a more dancefloor-based audience. It was during this period, that they really made their presence felt, hitting the UK charts with the anthemic I See You Baby (later remixed by Fatboy Slim) in 1999 and Superstylin’, which hit No.12 in 2001, both of which helped form the foundation of a career that has outlasted many of their peers from the same era.

Following their commercial success the duo traveled the length and breadth of the world, playing clubs and festivals on almost every continent on Earth. Their prowess as DJs never waned, nor did their hunger for the music. In fact, by 2012 Andy and Tom had decided to take a step away from the mainstream and return to their club and warehouse roots, heading back to the studio to record music that had more ‘underground’ appeal. The resulting EP (No Knock) was released on one of the UK’s most respected labels, Hypercolour, and helped give Groove Armada a new lease of life. Two years on and they’re still marching forward with an EP released via Jaymo & Andy George’s ever reliable Moda Black label and a relentless touring schedule.

Groove Armada are seasoned professionals and we’re honoured to have them contribute to our mixtape series. Hit the play button and get ready for take off…

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Marcus Barnes Marcus Barnes is a renowned music journalist based in London. As well as manning the good ship Deep House London he contributes to Mixmag, The Independent, Resident Advisor, i-D and many more music outlets.