DJ · MUSICIAN · INFLUENCER
Andrew Armstrong is a diverse and prolific creative. He is half of the band Monarchy, writing the music with the singer Ra, and looking after all the production. For the live show plays keyboards and provides backing vocals. Monarchy has performed around the world from Coachella to club gigs, tours of the US, Canada and Mexico, as well as packed summers playing festivals across Spain and Europe. Currently signed to Warners, they have a new album released in May 2018, which will be their third. Monarchy have also released on France’s boutique label Kitsune Records, US Ultra Records, and Universal Records UK.
In the past they have collaborated with a number of artists, the most famous being Dita Von Teese, who Andrew met over Twitter, leading to a long collaborative friendship. She sings on the Monarchy track Disintegration, and appears in the video directed by Roy Raz. She also sings on their cover “Boys and Girls”.
As well as Monarchy, Andrew is half of ‘swamp pop’ outfit Horixon, with releases on Kitsune and Belgium’s Eskimo Records. Their music has been used for fashion shows, most recently Stella McCartney.
On the remix front, he has remixed everyone from Dita Von Teese’s new collaboration with Sebastien Tellier, through to Lady Gaga, Kylie Minogue, Jamiroquai, OMD, and house pioneers S’Express. His remix of Lady Gaga was the most downloaded from her remix album.
He has DJed numerous clubs and events, from Milan’s famous Plastic Club for Fashion Week a number of years running, to events with brands alongside Dita Von Teese, and for fashion weeks around the world. He has DJed for Fucking Young Magazine in London, Los Angeles and Copenhagen.
On the side of all this, Andrew is also creative director of music related fashion brand Seven Rays, which has shown at Copenhagen Fashion Week event CIFF a number of years, and seen on numerous artists from Steve Aoki, A-Trak through to Olly from Years and Years. Currently on their third season, the brand is focussed now on customisable heavy metal tees, and is receiving praise and investment.