About the artists
Andrew James Gustav
A committed digger and true music lover, Andrew James Gustav’s sets showcase a devotion to the craft of DJing that’s paralleled by few of his contemporaries. Andrew’s record collecting career spans well over a decade. His records are defined by their sense of character: in his own words, it’s “music with some sort of twist, something a bit unusual”. Initially under the spell of US house and German minimal, and always influenced by a long-lasting love for UK garage, Andrew’s sound has developed a tougher edge, encompassing vintage tech house, breakbeat, electro and quality techno from all eras and geographies.
If Truly wasn’t looking for an audience, sooner or later, an audience found him. Today, each of the dozens of mixes on his SoundCloud account—some recent, some 20 years old—has racked up thousands of plays. In house music’s digger community, he looms large, as evidenced by headlining gigs at Closer in Ukraine and the Ghost parties in Berlin (his mix for those guys is, naturally, killer). But digger’s panache is by no means Truly’s only draw. His mixes have a craftsmanship that comes from decades of dedication. Each record contrasts perfectly with the one before it. Deep house thumpers slot elegantly into smooth electro and UKG. His own edits, still pressed to dubplates, further enhance the unique flavor.