British dance legend and Ram Records label head, Andy C has unveiled his new single and first release since signing to Atlantic Records, “Heartbeat Loud” featuring songbird Fiora, who has laid vocals for Tensnake, Seven Lions, among others dance music heavy hitters. The track was just premiered on Radio 1 as Zane Lowe’s “Hottest Record.”
“Heartbeat Loud” ft. Fiora, which also includes an extended mix from Andy, will drop shortly after his debut solo show at O2 Academy Brixton that sold out three months in advance (3000 tickets went in 48 hours alone!). His reputation as one of the most significant British artists in global dance music was clear as far back as 2012, when his was the most watched performance at Radio 1‘s Hackney weekend event above both Jay Z’s and Rihanna’s, and few artists enjoy the level of anticipation that greets each of his releases. He became the first DnB DJ to play EDC Vegas’ mainstage this summer and his Ultra Miami 2014 set streamed live to over 200,000 people. As the figurehead for Ram Records, Andy’s nurtured and developed artists such as Chase & Status, Wilkinson and Sub Focus, turning it into one of the world’s most respected independent operations across recordings, and now US festivals like EDC Las Vegas, where Ram host their own arenas and stages.
Andy’s long-awaited return to the studio in 2013 has so far produced “Haunting” and “Workout” (featured on his acclaimed Nightlife 6 compilation), and remixes including Rudimental (“Right Here”), Major Lazer (“Get Free”) and London Grammar. This only the first of further new material that can be expected over the next 12 months.