Andrew Thomson has been at the helm of party outfit and label, Huntleys + Palmers for the past 10 years, where he has displayed a keen curatorial ear via parties between Glasgow and London; booking everyone from Axel Boman to Veronica Vasicka, Four Tet to Silver Apples and hundreds of others in between – many of whom playing in the UK for the first time including Oni Ayhun, Helena Hauff, Lena Willikens, Rebolledo and rRoxymore. He was also behind the programming of a weekly residency at London’s legendary Plastic People. Andrew is playing at Kelburn as part of the Highlife takover on Sunday night – the afrofuturism party and label he runs with Auntie Flo.
Andrew’s appetite for discovering and sharing new music both informs and fuels his DJ’ing; playing everything from international party belters as a founding member of Highlife (alongside Auntie Flo), to appreciating the art form of the warm up DJ; better yet, combining both and playing an extended set – something he regularly practices, playing 8+ hours at the legendary Salon des Amateurs in Düsseldorf. He’s played at many of Europe’s leading venues including including Glastonbury, Barbican, Fabric, Corsica Studios, Razzmatazz, Le Sucre, The Art School, Sub Club, Berghain Kantine, Tradgarden, Ohm, Dimensions festival and played as far away as Tokyo’s Contact and Dommune.