Born and bred in Thessaloniki, Greece, Andreas Dimitriadis began reciprocating music from an early age absorbed in his father's extensive record collection.
Born and bred in Thessaloniki, Andreas Dimitriadis began reciprocating music from an early age absorbed in his father’s record collection. From his musical studies, he applied his training to a range of artistic outlets, jamming in local bands, producing tracks for freestyle groups and creating scores for short films. And.ID spent a great portion of his time sifting through records, discovering new worlds and building relationships in his favourite getaway spot, Playground record store in Thessaloniki.
In 2002, And.ID became active in the local scene with NON, the greek artist’s collective responsible for the Reworks Electronic Music Festival and club nights throughout the country and his first release appeared on Thinner. One year later after attended the Red Bull Music Academy in Cape Town and shortly thereafter released on Ware Records. In 2008 he entered the Berlin music scene with “One is not enough” his Mobilee records debut that showcased both intricate production skills and unique integration of live components, the latter of which has lent an inimitable sound to his material.
In 2010 And.ID took his unique amalgam of electronics and live instrumentation to its further reaches, with his ambitious and celebrated instalment for Mobilee’s Back to Back compilation series. Alongside a disc of curated highlights from the label’s catalogue, he formed the And.ID and BAND collective for a second disc of live jazz interpretations of Mobilee classics. And.ID had his first release on 2020vision “Need for Chicago” and a track he produced with Anja Schneider is featured on Hedi’s Jackathon compilation on Get Physical. His “Live Cuts Vol. 1” this raw, straight from the soul record earned him the number five spot on Groove’s Top single chart in late 2012.
His full length album “Eternal Return” released in 2013 re introducing himself as he digs deep into his musical roots and depicts his world in newly composed melodies.
And.ID is travelling his live show around the world and integrates both well loved and unreleased productions, loops and esoteric grooves into a high energy affair. His one of a kind live show has landed him extensive tours thoughout North and South America and Australia, plus spots at world-renowned clubs like Fabric and Panorama Bar and international festivals such as Sonar, Nuits Sonores, Synch, Monegros and Reworks. Whether it’s house or techno, melodic or organic, percussive grooves, or rough and edgy snares, one thing is certain: whether on deck live or playing records, And.ID delivers. He is on course for further ingenious old-world takes on four to the floor modernism.
Selected discography AND.ID