Mooch speaks to And.Id (Mobilee) ahead of his set this coming Saturday

Interview with And.Id (Mobilee)

Mooch meets with Mobilee’s And.Id ahead of their 3rd of September knees up at new venue Basing House….

A little bit about And.Id [Mobilee/2020 Vision]:

And.Id (aka Andreas Dimitriadis) was born and raised in Thessaloniki, Greece, where he was influenced from a young age by his musical surroundings. After attending a multitude of jazz concerts and finding himself absorbed in his father’s large collection of records, he began studying music and jamming in local bands, later producing tracks for freestyle groups and creating scores for short films. In 2002, began his involvement with NON, a Greek-based collective of artists responsible for the organisation of the Reworks Electronic Music Festival and club nights throughout the country. In 2003 he was invited to attend the Red Bull Music Academy in Cape Town, and shortly thereafter released his début EP on Thinner Records. He then continued to steadily release 12” tracks and EPs on Matthias Schaffhäuser’s Ware imprint. And.Id hit his stride in 2008, when he released his début for Mobilee, “One Is Not Enough,” as well as the critically acclaimed follow-up, “Sand on the Floor,” both of which showcased not only his intricate production skills but also his unique integration of live components; the latter of which helped to lend the inimitable sound to his material. The characteristics of his productions are also evident in his acclaimed live shows in which he integrates both released and unreleased productions, loops, and live use of his trumpet into an incomparably high-energy affair. Never playing the same set twice, orientates his performances around spontaneity and a high level of connection and interaction with the audience. His one-of-a-kind performances have landed him spots at international festivals such as Sonar, Nuits Sonores in Lyon, and the Synch and Reworks Festivals in Greece, as well as several remixes for labels around the world including Two Faces, Time has Changed Records, and Sibbeg’s Noodles Recordings. Whether it’s house or techno; melodic or organic; percussive grooves or rough and edgy snares; one thing is for certain: delivers.

Interview by Mooch:

So tell us a bit about what you have been upto so far this year??

This year has been busy for me as I had two records out – one on my mother label mobilee and another on one of my favorite labels, 2020vision. Anja Schneider and I also produced a track for Heidi’s Jackathon compilation on Get Physical! Special moments of the year were the mobilee parties at Sonar, which were some of the best yet, with a great party at the Hotel Diagonal and a couple of other really cool mobilee events.

What’s to come for the rest of 2011??

For the rest of 2011 I will be working on new material in my studio with my BAND project.

When people think of And.Id, they think of the iconic trumpet. What gave you the idea to incorporate into your live shows??

It was back in 2008 that we were preparing the main stage at Reworks festival in Thessaloniki. It was my turn for soundcheck and we were joking with one of the co-organizers of the festival about using my trumpet during my live performance.

At that time I was living in greece so I ran home and I took the trumpet with me to sound test it. The result was really cool, so later on I played in front of 2,000 people and they went totally mad so that was it!

Now I keep using it in some special live shows that I do!

Who’s been your biggest influence musically??

There are so many great artists and good music that influence me. Whether it’s Jazz, Rock, Folk, Hip Hop, Electronica or whatever….

You’ve collaborated with some great artists such as Sebo K, Anja Schneider, Matthias Schaffhauser, is there anyone you’re itching to work with in the future??

There are so many great artists out there! There is one guy named Giannis Aggelakas who is a Greek songwriter that I admire. The English adult audience might remember him performing live with the “trypes” band back in the 90s in some crazy venues in London!!  He is a more rock orientated artist, so it would be interesting to sit one day together in the studio.

When your not on the road performing, what do you get up to??

I spend most of the time in the studio and relaxing with friends.

What’s your musical guilty pleasure??

I don’t have a musical guilty pleasure!



And.Id plays for mooch this coming Saturday.. To win tickets click here:

Full Line up:-

And.Id [DJ Set] [Mobilee/2020 Vision]

Natalie Coleman

Ed Jones

Nick Walters

£5 Advance Tickets / £8 available from RA

10pm – 4am

Basing House
25 Kingland Road, E2 8AA