Born in Romania, Andy Catana moved to Austria at the age of 5, where he grew up in a small town called Wels. However, he has never forgotten his Romanian roots, which can be seen in his passion for the scene there. For over 10 years Andy now has been e..
Born in Romania, Andy Catana moved to Austria at the age of 5, where he grew up in a small town called Wels. However, he has never forgotten his Romanian roots, which can be seen in his passion for the scene there. For over 10 years Andy now has been expanding his own unique style as a DJ. His first steps towards the electronic music where done when he started playing deep house in a small bar in his hometown, when he was just seventeen. In 2005 he decided to move to Vienna for studying business management. At the same time he has always been focusing on his DJ career. So two years later he finally attracted the attention from the local scene, after getting a residency at the MNML Club , which took place weekly in one of the oldest underground clubs in Vienna, Camera. In 2008 Andy founded the label Do Easy Records together with a good friend and DJ colleague, where he still operates as the leading head. The independent and respected Austrian label booms and shows that you do not have to cross borders, to listen to good music. The label also hosts an own floor at the unique Life Ball in Vienna. After releasing his first track Ironia on Do Easy Records in 2009, which has been making serious waves in the scene, international bookings in Ibiza, Romania, Germany, Italy or Switzerland quickly followed where Andy Catana supported names like Ricardo Villalobos, Luciano, Raresh or Radioslave. Andy is known for his deep and dubby house sound, which is uplifting to a seductive techno during his creative and danceable sets – whether he is headlining at a popular nightclub or playing a set for an underground event. His musical influence shows a wide variety and ranges from Kevin Yost and Jan Krueger to Ricardo Villalobos and Baby Ford. Influenced by these various artists, his sound has always something special.
Andy is a witty person, who more often than not tends to live life with a sense of humor. This attitude sometimes makes other people assuming, that he might not have the sobriety to make good music, but these people treat him wrong. As a producer, Andy is basically an aesthete and perfectionist. His music is a product of long and accurate work, which is reflected in an extremely high standard with incredible depth. In order to mediate people his understanding of music, everything needs to fit perfectly: the idea, the mood as well as the spirit and by now, his knowledge is estimated by many other upcoming DJs. Due to his prevision and eye for details, he sometimes loses himself during producing and it usually takes a while until his work is done and even by then he is not yet satisfied. For him there is no better feeling as when finally everything completely merges. However, his passion for making music is more originated in the process itself, than in releases.
By now, Andy has regularly played b2b sets with big names like Dyed Soundrom, Robert Dietz, Chris Tietjen or Dorian Paic, who all have become good friends and mentors over the last years. The deciding moment for his career probably came when he met Matthias Tanzmann in 2011. Tanzmann was excited about his work and pushed him forward to release on Moon Harbour, where he got contracted in the same year. Get ready to hear a lot more of Andy. We are really looking forward to his upcoming output.
選択されたディスコグラフィ Andy Catana
Andy Catana - Blue Collar Moon Harbour 2011
Andy Catana - Ironia Do Easy Records 2009
Patlac - Cedar (Catana & Lehner Rmx) Do Easy Records 2008
Lil Louis - The Conversation (Christopher Groove & Andy Catana Edit) 2008