Although active as DJ and producer for many years, 2012 is proving to be Andre Crom’s strongest year so far. His label OFF Recordings, founded shortly after his move to Berlin in 2008, has become omnipresent in the Beatport deephouse charts, often having 5 tracks in the top 100 at once. Resident Advisor users have shown OFF big love as well, voting its music into the “most charted top 50 of the month” for 6 months in a row since February 2012. In addition, his April 2012 solo EP (OFF 30, „Holdin’ On“), made it to # 12 of the „Resident Advisor most charted tracks for April 2012“.
The recipe behind this success is simple: Andre Crom and OFF Recordings release music to give people on the dancefloor a good time. Nothing more and nothing less.
Crom’s sets move fluidly from sleazy deep underground pop tunes to jacking house to reduced groovers – diversity and fresh trends are welcome and keep things interesting. The OFF sound, as well as his own productions are influenced by all kinds of musical genres such as disco, 80s pop, jazz, funk, soul, blues, hip hop and techno with house, produced with a modern yet raw, cutting-edge style.
Since the above mentioned OFF 30, Crom has followed up with an impressive number of original productions and remixes. Notably, the „Tell Me“ EP on Freerange in May, the „Reality“ ep on OFF in June, a remix for oldschool-legend George Morel in July, and very recently his maybe biggest EP of the year so far on Exploited: „Back Into The Future“. This EP is a collaboration with longtime partner Martin Dawson, it features vocals by the legendary Roland Clark and two amazing remixes by Monte and Flashmob.
However, it’s during Andre Crom’s gigs, playing a mixture of his own productions, unreleased OFF signings and carefully selected new tracks, grooving behind the decks just as much as the crowd on the floor – that are the best proof for his deep and profound love for house music and a good party.