Composing with computers since 1993, Ande Foster was part of an underground movement in east coast Australia including Clan Analogue and Trans:Com. Infiltrating the pub rock dominated scene and performing live dance music, Ande was part of this active and daring crew of originators.
In 1996 a move to Japan brought an opportunity to perform and be involved in dance festivals in outdoor locations such as Mt Fuji and in many of the clubs around Tokyo’s Rappongi, Shinjuku and Shibuya districts. After returning to Australia, Ande and his partner Su established the Soundhive audio production company, as well as performing at and helping out with the legendary Dragonflight outdoor dance festival crew.
As the name suggests, Dansetracks compiles some of Ande’s most remarkable trance, techno and drum & bass produced between 1998 and 2002; greatly expanding on his ultra limited edition Connect To Source CDR issued by Soundhive in 2002.
“At the turn of the millennium, Doofs became noticed by the authorities and underground events were under the spotlight. Go further underground or go legit were the only two options. I felt the same way about my music career: either write music completely for business, or for myself with no expectations. Still dreaming about dirt dance floors, these tracks got their chance to shake the subs; sometimes in far flung fields, or somewhere on a city stage.” Ande Foster, 2020