An Di Yi is a global ambient music project by me, Andy Hepburn. I moved to Beijing in 2009, leaving my old life, including my post-punk band, Fractured, behind. A couple of years later a chance meeting with Howie B inspired a new musical direction – a blend of eastern and western influences, a chilled trip-hop beat, and the sounds and experiences of China and Southeast Asia, under the name my Chinese teacher chose for me.
The catalogue now extends to two self-published albums, and an EP on Astrolabe records, and has attracted the attention of the BBC’s Tom Robinson who described the track ‘Ships’ as ‘gorgeous’ and featured it on his BBC Introducing Programme.
It’s all in the music page, you can also find An Di Yi on all major platforms, including Apple Music, Spotify and SoundCloud, where more than 280,000 plays have included one No 1 and couple of top ten entries in the Explore charts.