‘The Weatherdrive’ collects the late DJ’s studio mixes, live recordings, and radio rips from 1988 to 2020
Dubbed ‘The Weatherdrive’, the directory collates studio mixes, live recordings, and radio rips spanning from 1988 to 2020. It also includes unreleased tracks, press clippings, and fan art.
Speaking to Mixmag about the drive, fan Martin Brannagan said: “The joy and thrill is that I know we’re still far from complete. Andrew was so prolific and his era spanned radio rips onto cassette to mixtapes and CDRs through to early internet streaming radio and present-day where all radio is streamed and full soundboards are available days after the gig.”
“The last week of grief, reflection, love, honour and reminiscing of Andrew in our corner of the internet has also lead to a glut of people digging out their old tapes and working out getting them online.”
The Weatherdrive, Brannagan explained, was created by a collective of fans “who want to share the works, the joy and the experience of hearing the mastery of Andrew Weatherall”.
Weatherall died aged 56 from a pulmonary embolism. His career took him from the earliest days of acid house to crafting influential remixes for the Happy Mondays, Saint Etienne, and My Bloody Valentine; producing Primal Scream’s classic “Loaded” and much of their Screamadelica album to forming pioneering dance music projects like the Sabres of Paradise and Two Lone Swordsmen; and a long and idiosyncratic career afterwards as a DJ, producer, and remixer.