Andy Daniell hired to lead Parlophone dance imprint FFRR Records

FFRR Records, the dance label at UK-based Parlophone Records, has appointed music executive Andy Daniell to lead the label.

Daniell reports into Elias Christidis, Head of A&R, Parlophone Records.

Daniell joins from Defected Records, where he’s built a reputation as one of the best A&Rs and most respected executives in the dance community.

He signed CamalPhat and Elderbrook’s song Cola, which went on to have more than 400 million streams and earn a Grammy nomination.

He is also responsible for signing and developing: the No.  single, Look Right Through by Storm Queen; Freak Like Me by Lee Walker vs DJ Deeon and Always by MK.

He joined Defected Records in 2004, becoming their resident DJ at Ibiza’s El Divino, then global DJ for the brand, before establishing himself as a successful A&R leader.

FFRR was created in 1986. That year saw the label release several genre-defining hits, which remain all-time classics today, including Lil’ Louis’s French Kiss, Frankie Knuckles and Satoshi Tomiie’s Tears, and Richie Rich’s Salsa House.

Recent FFRR successes include Krystal Klear’s Neutron Dance, Paul Woolford’s Hang Up Your Hang Ups; Disciples’ platinum-certified On My Mind, Matoma & Becky Hill;s Platinum-selling False Alarm, Blonde’s three Top 10 smashes, I Loved You, All Cried Out and Nothing Like This; and Oliver Helden’s No.1 hit, Gecko (Overdrive).

“Andy has repeatedly proven to be one of the best A&R’s in the business.”

Nick Burgess, Parlophone Records

Nick Burgess, Co-President, Parlophone Records, said: “Dance music plays such an important role in UK music culture and I want FFRR to be the most exciting and compelling destination for electronic and dance music creators in the UK.

“Andy has repeatedly proven to be one of the best A&R’s in the business. He lives and breathes music and, as a DJ and artist himself, already embodies Parlophone’s artist-first philosophy and spirit.”

“I’m looking forward to building FFRR’s reputation for identifying artists and tracks that have both underground credibility and far-reaching crossover potential.”

Andy Daniell

Andy Daniell added: “The opportunity to play a part in the future of such an iconic label is an incredible honour.

“It’s a great time to join FFRR and be part of the amazing changes that are happening at Parlophone.

“I’m looking forward to building FFRR’s reputation for identifying artists and tracks that have both underground credibility and far-reaching crossover potential.”Music Business Worldwide

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