With the string of new releases rolling out in 2017 from multi talented singer, songwriter, musician, producer, DJ and curator Andy Roda, this part of his journey might as well be the defining moment, as he returns to his first love, house music. His soulful and soaring vocals on collaborations with veterans Jerome Sydenham (Ibadan Records), Chicago’s Ron Trent, and Hip-House pioneer Tyree Cooper, as well as on King Street Sounds releases with HDSN and Martin Eyerer, is a musical tapestry of the diverse places that altogether have influenced his multicultural being. Made in the Philippines, molded in Copenhagen, graduated in New York City and now living in Berlin. Andy is a well travelled artist whose influences and abilities reach as far and beyond as his journey. A classically trained musician who is equally comfortable in jazz, soul and r’n’b, yet anchored in house, reflecting his roots in gospel music - which is the very essence of his ministry. His childhood church and The Sugarbar in New York City, owned by his musical mentors Ashford & Simpson, are two of the core influences who have helped shape his output. A writer in the traditional sense, he construct his lyric accompanied dance music much as his mentors, while as a performer he communicates his feel good music in a way only the most seasoned performers know how. On the production side there is a nod to the timeless styles of MAW, Kerri Chandler, Frankie Knuckles, and the melodic sophistication of Jimmy Jam & Terri Lewis. Honoring the trailblazers who paved the way, while pushing forward and carving out his own unique path.
In addition to his recordings, Andy is the co-founder and host of The Church Berlin - Berlin’s Most Uplifting Live House Party, as well as the co-founder and curator of P-NOiSE - The Global Filipino Connection celebrating Film, Arts and Music. Both platforms are created with the intent to bridge and empower his communities and fellow artists, through continous showcases and festivals, which include events held in Berlin, Cologne, Copenhagen, Paris and Manila to this date. Andy has also toured Internationally as the lead vocalist for platinum selling Danish act Safri Duo, and he was the first Filipino to represent Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest.