Aim

Decades: 2000s

Biography

Andrew Turner, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England. Manchester, England at the turn of the 90s offered musicians many opportunities to pursue their aspirations, but after flirting with the thriving indie scene, Turner opted to develop his DJ talents and love of hip-hop and breakbeats. As Aim, he emerged as the second talent from the Grand Central stable, following label managers Rae And Christian. Sharing their ethic for sampling, remixing, collaboration, and serious songwriting, Aim released a number of acclaimed EPs and contributed to the label’s Central Heating compilation. His work during this period was later compiled on 2003’s Means Of Production.

The accomplished debut album Cold Water Music arrived in 1999. At its most predictable, it echoed their Grand Central mentors, drawing upon the same cast of rappers (YZ, Q-Ball and Kurt Kazal). Elsewhere Aim pushed the Grand Central sound further, conjuring a twenty-first century...

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