ON THIS DAY, 1963...
On the 6th April, 1963 Andrew Weatherall was born. Weatherall was a British DJ, producer, and remixer, who was a key figure in the development of British electronic music, particularly acid house and techno.
He started his career in the mid-1980s as a music journalist, writing for the influential music magazine NME, and as a DJ, playing at clubs such as Shoom and Spectrum, which were instrumental in the development of the acid house scene in London.
Weatherall also became known for his work as a producer and remixer, working with artists such as Primal Scream, Happy Mondays, New Order, and Bjork. He was particularly acclaimed for his remix of Primal Scream's "Loaded", which became a hit in the UK in 1990.
Throughout his career, Weatherall continued to push boundaries and experiment with different genres of music, including dub, post-punk, and psychedelic rock. He remained an influential figure in the electronic music scene until his untimely death in 2019 at the age of 55.
Click on the image below to listen to a BBC 6 Music playlist celebrating the music of Andrew Weatherall and its roots and branches - including those they’ve been influenced by and those they’ve inspired.