This Saturday: The Goods w/ DJs Andy Williams & Scott C + Andy Smith (ex-Portishead)

We’re in day two of CKUT’s annual funding drive, and lemme tell you things are hopping around the station… we’re up to our eyeballs in special programming, wicked prizes, and insane events. Speaking of, here’s one going down this weekend that we’re particularly psyched about — the all-star crew behind The Goods is bring the one and only Andy Smith to town,  and it’s hands down the best weekend bet for groove-lovers around town.  For those not in the know…

Who is Andy Smith?

23 January 1967, Thornbury, Bristol, Avon, England. Smith made his name on the UK music scene in the mid-90s as the official tour DJ for the Bristol-based trip-hop act Portishead. The response to his opening sets for that band prompted Smith’s decision to release his own mix album in 1998. The highly praised The Document appeared on the Go! Beat Records label, and its popularity within the house and hip-hop fraternity helped give Smith a great profile boost. The list of records on the album seemed absolutely bizarre from Tom Jones to Jeru The Damaja, but with seamless mixing and top-drawer cutting and scratching Smith fashioned one of the year’s finest mix releases. Further work with Portishead was balanced with an increasingly hectic schedule as an international DJ, but in the new millennium Smith found the time to launch Dynamo Productions with Scott Hendy of the hip-hop outfit Boca 45. The duo issued a number of 12-inch singles before debuting with Analogue in early 2003. Shortly afterwards, Smith released his second mix set (inventively titled The Document II). The album continued in the eclectic vein of its predecessor, beginning with a Kate Bush track and moving through Serge Gainsbourg, the Ultramagnetic MC’s and Barbara Acklin. One of the least pretentious DJs on the UK music scene, Smith educates and rocks the party out at the same time.

Catch it this Saturday, October 25 at the Sala. Want more info? Check it out via Cult Mtl or Facebook.